Love your library on 14 February. Move over Valentine’s Day because 14 February is also Library Lovers’ Day. Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love. To celebrate Library Lovers Day this year, a bunch of your favourite Australian authors have penned love letters to libraries, you can check out all the letters here, now. If you want to share your love of libraries, leave us your own love letter (or maybe a love note) in the comments section below or hit up the library on facebook, twitter or instagram...Read More
On 6 February 2018 we’re celebrating Safer Internet Day! Safer Internet Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the safe and positive use of digital technology, and to explore the role we can all play in creating a better and safer online community. Coordinated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner nationally, and celebrated in 130 countries, this year’s theme is: Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you Cockburn Libraries is again supporting Safer Internet Day. On Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive change and raise awareness of online safety issues....Read More
Adventure Time & Big Nate top the list of most popular comics of 2017. Adventure Time started life as an animated TV series and its popularity has spawned a comic book series which is also extremely popular, with Adventure time. The flip side the most borrowed comic of 2017. In second place, Big Nate also proved to be very popular, appearing three times in the Top 10. The Top 100 is dominated by kids/all ages comics, so below there is also a Top 50 YA Comics and Top 50 Adult Comics. Check out how many of your favourites made it into...Read More
Aussie movie The Dressmaker tops our list of most popular DVDs of 2017. The Dressmaker, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Kate Winslet, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, was the most borrowed DVD from Cockburn Libraries in 2017. This is the first year that an Australian novel (Truly madly guilty) and an Australian movie (The dressmaker) have topped both the Top 100 Fiction and Top 100 DVDs lists. (As well as the library having The dressmaker on DVD, it is now also available to stream, anytime) Season six of Game of Thrones was the second most popular DVD,...Read More
Top 100 most popular children’s books of 2017 in each of our three major collections; Picture books, Junior fiction, and Junior non fiction. Australia’s favourite anthropomorphic TV cartoon pig (but don’t mention the spider episode) does big business in the book world too, talking out Cockburn Libraries most borrowed picture book of 2017 with Peppa and the big train. It beat 2016 winner (and 2015 winner) Nick Bland’s The wrong book who had to settle for second this time around. In Junior Fiction, Roald Dahl’s The twits came out on top for the second year in a row. The book, first published in 1980, is...Read More
The Barefoot Investor tops our list of most popular non fictions books of 2017. So now, the 50 non fiction books you borrowed most during 2017. Knocking Sarah Wilson out of top spot, the Barefoot investor himself, Scott Pape, takes first place on the list of most borrowed non fiction books of 2017 with his money management guide, The barefoot investor : the only money guide you’ll ever need. Sarah Wilson, the 2016 and 2015 #1 title holder, has to settle for third place, but does have three books in the Top 10 (And 5 in the Top 50). In a valiant...Read More
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