The dragon has a name!

We have found a winner of our “Name our dragon” competition, which coincided with the release of the film How to Train Your Dragon. We were very impressed by some of the name entries – there was everything from “Fiery Flo” to “Purple Magic” – but our winning entry was from Nathan Chambers, who suggested we name our dragon “Firefly”. Nathan won a family pass to see the film. Well done!

We also received over 60 colouring in entries and prize packs have been awarded to some of the most creative.

The 24/7 Photo competition!

The Library’s annual photo competition is returning in May! This year it’s going to be totally different, revolving around the theme, 24/7. Entrants will have 7 days to take 24 pictures on one of those disposable film cameras that the Library will supply. The Library will develop all of the cameras and choose 50 photos to go on display for voting by the public. Keep an eye on the blog or the posters around the library for further information in the next week or so!

Dragons @ your library!

If you are eagerly awaiting the release of How to Train Your Dragon 3D, which comes out in cinemas today, you’ll love our competition to name our very own Library dragon!

Based on the books by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon revolves around a young Viking called Hiccup who is raised to hunt dragons. He becomes the unlikely owner of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

To coincide with the release of this exciting new film, we are running a competition to name the purple dragon painted on the pillar in the Teenage section. (If you haven’t seen our dragon yet come in and have a look!)

So get your thinking caps on and grab an entry form or colouring-in page from the display in the Library foyer. You could win a family pass to see the film, along with other great prizes. Entries close April 9th.

Meet The Fairies!

The Fairies (parents of young children will know who they are!) will be special guests at the Civic Park Spectacular on Sat 13 Feb.  If your little one is a fan of The Fairies, you won’t want to miss this competition to meet The Fairies here at Civic Park on the Spectacular day. Other entertainment for kids include special Toddler Times and craft activities, and a face painter.

Look for The Fairies colour-in entry form at the Library, and have your entry in by the end of this Friday, 5 Feb.

Where the Wild Things Are Competition

To tie in with today’s release of the Where the Wild Things Are film, the Library is running a competition where people have the chance to win a double pass!

For those unfamiliar with the story, the basic premise is about youngster Max, who after causing mischief around the house gets sent to his room without supper and imagines tha he sails away to the land of the Wild Things where he becomes king.

 To enter the competition, all you need to do is grab an entry form and tell us what mischief you got up to when you were around Max’s age, and also who wrote the book Where the Wild Things Are. Entries close on Wednesday December 16 and winners will be drawn the next day. Winners will be notified by phone.

Winner of Go Green SMS and Email Drive iPod competition

Our promotion to collect the mobile numbers and email addresses of patrons was a huge success, with 545 entries submitted. This should go a long way to reducing the amount of paper letters posted each day!

Congratulations to Tahnee, who was the lucky winner of the iPod Nano pack. Tahnee is a frequent user of the Library, who enjoyes receiving sms’ from us and thought winning an iPod was ‘very cool’, as did her dad! Dad also joined the Library the day Tahnee entered the competition.

Tahnee with her prize

Thank you to all those who gave us their details and entered the competition.

Go green and win an iPod Nano!

IMG_7322There’s only a couple of days left to get your entry in to win an iPod Nano! In order to reduce the amount of  paper used for library notices, we are asking you to provide us with either your email address or mobile phone number.  This way you’ll receive your hold notifications much quicker and help us at the City of Tea Tree Gully to be ‘naturally better.’ As an added bonus, if you select SMS you will also get a friendly reminder a day before your items are due, which will help you avoid any late fees! 

The competition ends this Saturday, so come in and change your contact details to enter the draw!