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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Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of I Got This Hat written by Jol and Kate Temple, illustrated by Jon Foye. All Ages.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Come along for a fun-filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No booking required.
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No booking required.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required.
Castles, catapults, knights and pirates… what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 8+
Meet with other Apple, Android and Windows tablet users to discuss all things tablet. Share helpful tips and tricks, discover new apps and meet new people. No booking required.