Wellington Library: Free online database for our members

Story box library

Story Box Library is a fantastic, free online database now available to library members. Featuring a range of Australian children’s stories read by some of the country’s best authors, illustrators, actors, comedians and television personalities this great resource is ideal for parents and carer’s to share the love of reading with their children. Just visit the library website at www.mrl.nsw.gov.au to log into the Story Box database through the online library tab and using your library card start watching some of your favourite stories come to life.

What’s New

Animal heroes: In Darwin in 1942, Gunner’s barking alerted an entire air force base of impending air raids, well before the enemy planes appeared on the radar. Following an ambush, Sarbi the explosive detection dog was held captive by the Taliban for over a year, before heading home a hero. And when 135000 horses left Australia for the First World War, why was General Bridges’ charger Sandy the only one to return home? From the donkeys that carried the wounded at Gallipoli to the dolphins that hunted underwater mines in Iraq, these animal heroes are at the heart of some of the most remarkable stories in Australian military history.

Justice Denied: In this tell all book, discover how the justice system works and why, at times, the innocent are convicted and the guilty set free. Bill Hosking QC looks back at his career as a criminal barrister in this candid account of his time at the bar. He tells the true story behind some of his most famous cases, including the Hilton bombings, how the colourful underworld figure Jimmy Driscoll turned the tables on police, the Anita Cobby trial, and a landmark case that changed Australian police procedure forever.

Library Info: Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9.30 to 12pm. Phone: 6845 2156. Website: www.mrl.nsw.gov.au