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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Share your photos, your thoughts and ideas online with your friends and family using social media. Includes information about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype. Bring your own laptop or device, or use one provided by us.
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
Ever wanted to create an online journal that shares your interests, opinions and ideas with other like minded people? If you have a Gmail account then Blogger is for you! Come along and we will show you how to get started.
Would you like to borrow books from the library and read them on your tablet? Let us show you the variety of options we have available. By the end of this hands-on session you will have downloaded your first eBook.
One Million Stars to End Violence is a community art installation project that aims to create one million woven stars for display as a giant installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This project seeks to raise awareness about violence in the community and the woven stars are symbols of hope, light and courage. Join us for weaving workshops to create stars to be collected and added to the installation in 2018.
What is the internet? Why is it useful to you? Where do I access the internet and how? All these questions will be answered in this interactive workshop designed to get you started using the internet and making the most of your email. Bring your own laptop or device or use one provided by us.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
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.