Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

It is the end of our school year here  in Australia and we are beginning our summer holidays.  Thank you to all of the people who have visited our LRC Blog throughout the year and especially those who have left us comments.   A very Merry Christmas to everyone and may 2013 bring you lots of  fabulous books to read…

Thank you to Mrs H’s Primary @ the Library blog for this beautiful telling of the Christmas Story using Sand Art…


This year will be my first Christmas without my beautiful mum Colleen who passed away in June. 
Thank you mum for helping me to become the teacher librarian I am today.

You instilled in me a love of reading from an early age, encouraged me to follow my dreams and inspired me to be a passionate teacher… just like you

Myer Christmas Windows 2012 – “Russell’s Christmas Magic”

Every year Melbourne waits in anticipation for the magic of the Myer Christmas Windows to be revealed.  This is the 57th year of the Myer Christmas Windows. It’s exciting to see that  “Russell’s Christmas Magic” by one of our favourite author’s Rob Scotton has been selected this year.  We are fans of both of his characters Russell the Sheep and Splat the Cat.

It’s Christmas Eve and Santa has crash-landed in Firefly Wood.   His sleigh is broken and it looks like Christmas might have to be cancelled.  What a disaster!  However, it’s Russell the Sheep who comes to Santa’s rescue with a very creative solution to help Santa on his way again to deliver presents…

There is a talented team of creative people who work together over nine months designing and animating the story so it comes to life each year in the Myer Christmas Windows.  If you have ever wondered how the windows are created watch this video…

Which job would you like to do to help create the Myer Christmas Windows?

All I want for Christmas…

Thank you for a wonderful year in the LRC everyone.  Have a Happy Christmas with your families and lots of fun on your holidays!

At the end of the year the Preps and I had great fun singing along to one of our new Christmas books…”All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” (we have quite a few children with this request!)  The cheeky monkey tries lots of interesting things to fill his gap…what would you use to replace your teeth?

Here’s a version sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks…Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas!

Cool Yule  

With help from Felice Arena and his Stick Dudes I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays!  I’m looking forward to 2010  being our best year yet when we get to move into our brand new LRC!!!

Jambo and I are planning lots of walks and I have a BIG pile of books to read…we would love to hear about your holidays if you get a chance to pop into the LRC Blog…

Myer Christmas Windows – Olivia Helps at Christmas

Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer has been chosen for the Myer Christmas Windows this year.

Olivia Helps With Christmas is the fifth book about Olivia and her loving family that Ian Falconer has written and illustrated. While Olivia, her little brother, Ian, and the baby are waiting for Santa, Olivia decides to help with Christmas.  There are presents to wrap, ornaments to hang on the tree, snowpigs to build…But what mischief and mayhem will she get up to this time?  The results are both disastrous and funny. Nothing stops Olivia. She makes one mess after another as she cheerfully creates havoc while “helping” her parents.

olivia (Medium)


You can visit Olivia the Pig’s website here


The Melbourne tradition of the Myer Christmas Windows began in 1956. This was the year of the Melbourne Olympics and also the year television was introduced to Melbourne. Fred Asmussen created this special tradition through his vision to provide something magical for the people of Melbourne during the Christmas holidays.

Throughout the years, the Myer Christmas Windows have delighted and thrilled generations of children and adults alike. The many and varied themes have included much loved Fairy Tales, famous Childrens’ books, and themes from the Ballet and Opera.

The Myer Christmas Windows are open:

Daily 7.30am to 1am.

6th November 2009 to 4 January 2010

What do you like about the Myer Christmas Windows?  Do you have a favourite one that you have seen?