We’re closed for Easter

eggsThe Library will be closed on the following dates for the Easter break.
Good Friday 18 April
Easter Saturday 19 April
Easter Sunday 20 April
Easter Monday 21 April


The return chutes on the Eastern wall adjacent to the carpark will be open for returns and we reopen at 10am on Tuesday 22 April.

We wish everyone a happy and safe Easter!

Our Easter trailblazers

You may have seen the lovely photo of three children promoting our Easter Trail school holiday activity on the cover of this week’s Leader Messenger newspaper. Please be aware that the Library is not open the actual Easter long weekend (or Anzac Day), but the trail and other school holiday activities will be available for the rest of the school holidays until Sunday April 27. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.



About Time: SA’s History Festival

It’s almost here… There’s only 3 weeks left until May, which means History Month in SA!
About time: South Australia’s History Festival runs from Thursday 1 May until Saturday 31 May with almost 500 events occurring across the state.

The Library is holding three key events during this time, starting with Kidstory History on 1 May. You can join David our Local Historian, for an interactive story time designed especially for kids aged 3-5. Theses sessions will take you back in time to three key eras in Tea Tree Gully’s history through stories and objects from our Local History collection.

roller dicso BWDay-Glo, Go-Go and Roller Disco: TTG in the 1980s, is a feature event looking  at the growth in the Tea Tree Gully area during the 1980s from the development of the O-Bahn to the expansion of Golden Grove, but does it in the form of a roller disco! Immerse yourself in the 80s, the music, the images and the history! Roller skates provided. WARNING! Event may contain traces of Duran Duran!

highercombe BWOur final and  largest event is the Community Archaeological Dig at the Highercombe Hotel Museum starting the week Monday 19 May. The Local History Service, Highercombe Museum, TTG Historical Society and Flinders Archaeological Society are joining forces to conduct an archaeological dig and the public are invited to help! If you can dig, photograph or help us catalogue-we want you. What will we find?

All events require bookings and all details can be found on our website.

You can check out the huge range of events across the state on the About Time website!

What’s our most popular fiction title?

Appearing a whopping seven times in our top 500 most borrowed titles this year list, author James Patterson is no surprise appearance. You may remember a previous blog post about him where he had become the most published author of all time. Alex Cross, Run, currently his most popular title, is sitting at number 2 with 150 checkouts this year. Other recent work Private Berlin and Twelfth River come in an numbers eight and nine.

the dropCoveted first place though, is the ever popular Michael C0nnelly with The Drop, a book that is three years old, but is still lending very heavily with 153 checkouts.

David Baldacci, Lee Child, Dan Brown and Maeve Binchy fill out the rest of the top ten.

At the other end of the list, number 500 is Aussie author Caroline Overington’s, I came to say goodbye.


Slouch Hat Soldiers


Bob Jarrad at the launch of his book Slouch Hat Soldiers

Over 120 people packed the Library’s Relaxed Reading Area to see SA writers Jude Aquilina and Patrick Allington launch Bob Jarrad’s new war poetry book, Slouch Hat Soldiers: Generations at War.

Featuring a collection of high quality, emotive and thought provoking poems, coupled with the incredible artworks of Australian war artist Barry Spicer, Slouch Hat Soldiers: Generations at War is a very personal, yet universal account of three wars that Australians have been involved in.

Inspired by his grandfather’s war diary and collection of medals found in a tin at his father’s house, Bob was drawn to uncover the experiences and history of his family’s involvement in major conflicts and make them accessible to all through poetry.

Bob’s book has made such an impact in the veteran community, that it has made it’s way to the National War Memorial, to future Governor General, Gen. Peter Cosgrove and to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Copies of the book are available to purchase from the Slouch Hat Soldiers website or borrow a copy at the Library.


Help Tea Tree Gully become Australia’s Favourite Library!


Tea Tree Gully Library is excited to be a finalist in the Australian Library and Information Association’s  Favourite Library Awards for 2014!

Vote for Tea Tree Gully Library here and help us become Australia’s favourite library.

Voting closes 22 April. ALIA will announce the winners before kicking off Library and Information Week on Monday 19 May.

The Toy Library needs Volunteers!


Be a part of the team in the Toy Library!

The Toy Library is seeking new volunteers who love to meet new people, assist in customer service and have basic computer skills.  Full training provided. All enquiries to Melaina Tate, Library Partnerships on 8397 7453