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City of Vincent Library

For all the latest news and events at the City of Vincent Library, look no further than our newsletter The Vine. For history buffs, you can also sign up for the Local History News Quarterly, a (you guessed it) quarterly newsletter packed with interesting tales of yesteryear and historical tid-bits to delight the soul.

You can sign up for one or both newsletters here and also click here to read past issues.


Better Beginnings

Got a tiny tot under three? Be sure to check out our Better Beginnings family literacy program, which includes a FREE reading pack (because lets face it, free stuff is ALWAYS good).

Each fancy yellow pack includes:

  • Board book for your baby from the City of Vincent
  • Nursery rhyme poster
  • 'Read to Me' brochure
  • 'It's Rhyme Time' booklet with DVD

 So pop into the City of Vincent Library or your local Child Health Centre and grab your free pack today.

 Want more info on Better Beginnings? Right here!


Let's celebrate Children's Book Week 19 to 26 August 2017!

Children's Book Week 2017

Enter the draw for a chance to win a pack of the shortlisted books from the Early Childhood, Younger Readers or Older Readers category.

Entry forms will be available in the Junior Library from Monday 7 August.

Entries close on Sunday 27 August 2017 at 4pm.


Junior Library - New titles from your favourite authors!

Anthony Horowitz has released a new Alex Rider instalment Never Say Die which the library has in book and audiobook form.

Derek Landy has launched Resurrection: you can't keep a dead man down featuring Skulduggery Pleasant, Valkyrie and a cast of members both old and new.

You can reserve these items right now using our library catalogue, just have your library card handy!


North Perth Knit, Natter and Crochet

North Perth Knit, Natter and Crochet is a local knitting and crochet group established for members to support and learn from each other.

They meet every fortnight on Friday afternoons from 1.30pm - 3.30pm, at the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre to catch up, chat, inspire, knit, crochet and learn new skills.

Beginner, as well as experienced, knitters and crocheters alike are welcome.

For beginner knitters and crocheters, they provide a pair of free knitting needles or crochet hooks, free yarn, tuition and even free beginner patterns from their pattern library! These are provided at the fortnightly meetings at the library.

Their meeting schedule for the remainder of 2017 is:

August: 18th

September: 1st, 15th and 29th

October: 13th and 27th

November: 10th and 24th

December: to be confirmed


eSmart Cyber Safety Tip of the Month : Be aware of cyberbullying

Cyberbullying may occur in the digital world, but the negative effects caused by it have a real world impact as those being cyberbullied can suffer from mental health problems such as low self-esteem and depression.

Cyberbullying can affect anyone, however it is more common among adolescents and teens.

The Offices of the eSafety Commissioner has some great resources for parents and children who have cyberbullying concerns.

You can check them out online here.

If you would like further cyber safety information, be sure to check out our eSmart Cybersafety page.