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.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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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
Create art-pieces worthy of an exhibition with a range of techniques using tissue paper. Ages 12+.
Enjoy stories that will take your imagination to new and exciting places and then make a mask to take home in this special 'craftale' holiday session. Ages 5+
Create colourful costumes with recycled paper materials. Ages 8+
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology with the Oculus Rift headset. Swim with seals or meet a T-rex in a demonstration of 360-degree video. Interact with the virtual world using the Oculus Touch controllers.
Going on holiday and want to know where to find accommodation? How about maps for the trip or the latest flight information? Bring along your Apple or Android device and we will show you how to make the most of your device.
Join us 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
Would you like to practise and improve your English-speaking skills? Practise listening to and speaking English at these sessions. All skill levels are welcome as we share conversation in a friendly and welcoming space. No booking required.
Join other LEGO® fans and see where your imagination can take you. No booking required. Ages 8+
Come along and chat about the books you have been reading, meet new people and hear their recommendations for a good read. No booking required.