The Queenscliff Library is housed in a beautiful heritage building. Queenscliff has had some form of library service since 1856. In the mid 1880s, public subscription raised £900 towards the cost of our current building, designed by Geelong architect Joseph Watts. Dr David Williams, chairman of the trustees, laid the foundation stone on 23 June 1887 and the building was completed in 1888. The building was extended in 1974/75 and renovated under a Living Libraries grant in 2002. In 1894, the library reportedly contained nearly 2,000 volumes – currently, we have about 14,700 items.
Preschool Story Time: Every Thursday 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+
Award-winning author Dorothy Johnston drew on her childhood and family memories for her novel, One for the Master, set in a woollen mill on the Barwon River. Her novel was shortlisted for the 1998 Miles Franklin award and after thirty years in Canberra, Dorothy Johnston has returned to the region and has published the first of her new sea-change mystery series, Through a Camel’s Eye, set in Queenscliff.
Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical online newspapers
Want to read the latest selection of library magazines delivered straight to your device using Zinio? Bring your own device or borrow one of the library's iPads.
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive…Join the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre and Queenscliff Library for some fishy tales and craft. Bookings essential as places are limited. Ages 3+ Please contact Queenscliff Library for bookings: phone 5258 2017.
Thursday, 7 July 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Queenscliff Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hera recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading