All libraries are closed on public holidays.
The Geelong West Free Library was opened in the Geelong West Town Hall by Cr John Ince, Mayor of the Borough of Geelong West on 3 July 1885. Its closure was forced in 1890 due to lack of funds but the library reopened in 1891. The Geelong West Free Library relocated in March 1939 to the old Geelong West Court House building. Following minor renovations, the Geelong West Municipal Library was officially opened in 1953 and in 1967 there was an official opening of additions to the library. On 17 October 2008, the Geelong West Library and customer service centre redevelopment was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government and Cr Barbara H Abley AM DSJ, City of Greater Geelong.
Geelong West Library is a popular gathering place in the heart of the vibrant Pakington Street commercial and retail precinct. We’re mid-sized and always busy with regular programs running in our colourful young readers’ area and many regulars enjoying our newspaper and magazine reading room. Our library originally opened in April 1967 and was refurbished in September 2008. We are co-located with a City of Greater Geelong customer service point.
Baby Time: Every Wednesday 2.30pm, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Thursday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Wednesday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required. For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Come along and make your own Kamishibai and learn how to create your own stories to tell. Ages 8+
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device? Bring along your own device and learn how.
Join us for this special hands-on session and make your own dream catcher to take home. Ages 5+
Come along and create your very own 3D Viking Longship out of recycled cardboard and paper. Ages 8+
Want to share photos with family and friends? Or store them online to free up space on your device? Bring along your tablet to learn about apps that can help you to make the most of your photos.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Library
Come along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings required. For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required. For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Castles, catapults, knights and pirates…what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 8+