The Corio Library was officially opened on 28 November 1970 by Cr MW Haines, Shire of Corio. It was named the Shire of Corio John Drysdale Library in memory of John Alexander Drysdale, a councillor from 1940 to 1969. The building features a unique set of abstract sculptural plaques on the north facade facing Cox Road. Designed in 1969, the sculptures were created by artist Edward Heffernan, Head of Art and Design at the Gordon Institute of Technology. Located adjacent to Waterworld and Centenary Hall, this busy and vibrant branch was refurbished in 2005. Special collection features include: bilingual picture books; LOTE (Languages other than English) magazines; learning English collection; World DVDs and a parenting collection.
Baby Time: Every Wednesday 11.30am, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Thursday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Tuesday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Come along for a bookish adventure with some of our favourite books about books, and book inspired crafts. Ages 5+
Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. This program is run in partnership with The fOrt Youth Centre. Ages 12+
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Enjoy some of our favourite pop-up books, learn what makes them special and make your very own pop-up to take home. Ages 5+
Create your own fanfiction and control your favourite Manga characters fate. Experiment with words, images and narrative and mash it up to create your own unique story. Ages 12+
It's a fiesta of film fun these school holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated. Ages 8+
Join us in this hands-on workshop, make your very own puppet and bring a story to life. Ages 5+
Join us as we make finger puppets, pencil buddies and amazing critters with pipe cleaners and your imagination. Ages 8+
Create a portrait of your favourite band or musician using OSMO Masterpiece and library iPads. No art experience necessary. Ages 12+
Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is presented in partnership with The fOrt Youth Centre. All Ages
Friday, 8 July 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to design digital 3D models using the easy to use Sculptris software. By the end of this introductory session you will have created your first digital 3D model! Bring along your USB flash drive so that you can save your work to take away.
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
This session provides an opportunity for local amateur authors and poets to create a born-digital book and have it uploaded onto the library's Overdrive platform for inclusion in a local authors eBook collection. Bring your MS Word document of 10,000 words or less to learn how to create headings, tables of contents and a navigation structure for your eBook.
Come along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings required.
Castles, catapults, knights and pirates…what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 5+
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Puzzle fans unite! Join us for brainteasing fun with jigsaws, strategy games, chess and more. No booking required. Ages 8+
Friday, 1 July 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Bring your friends to battle it out on the big screens with your favourite Xbox and Wii games. No booking required. Ages 8+
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading
Mix it up with after-school activities including science and tech challenges, gaming, art, craft and big screen movies. No booking required. Ages 8+
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.