A substantial upgrade almost doubled the available floor area in the Torquay Library, providing more space for seating and programs, shelf space for collections, plus an increase to 12 public use computers with internet access. The refurbished library was officially opened on 13 February 2013 by the Hon Jeanette Powell MP and the Surf Coast Mayor Libby Coker. Located in Beach Road, in the north west corner of Surf City, the entrance is located beside the Surf World Museum and Community Hall.
Baby Time: Every Tuesday 2.30pm, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Wednesday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Monday 10.30am, during school terms.
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These compelling sessions will examine
the worldwide Humanitarian refugee
crisis and give context to the Australian
humanitarian program in recognition of
Cultural Diversity Week. Be moved by
stories of courage and resilience from
two local young people. They will take
you on the journey of life, a world of
persecution and the joys and challenges
of being settled in Australia. This event
is supported by Diversitat’s Equip
Program and funded by Department
of Employment’s Empowering Youth
Feeling creative? Create your own GIFs
using images and video. Experiment with
a wide range of filters and become an
instant GIF magician. Ages 12+
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
Sign up for Code Club, and learn how to
master Scratch to make your own computer
games, animations and websites. Bookings
for this weekly program are essential as places are strictly limited.
To get the most from this program,
participants need to attend all sessions.
For bookings, please contact:
Ages 9-11 years.
Join us as we celebrate Library
and Information Week with this
year’s National Simultaneous
Storytime. Come along for a special
presentation of The Cow Tripped
Over the Moon written by Tony
Wilson and illustrated by Laura
Wood. All ages. No bookings required.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Noah was moved to action by a visit to Borneo’s Sun Bear Conservation Centre at the age of four where he learned of the endangered livelihood of the Sun Bear. The Sun Bear Children's Festival was founded to raise awareness for ALL endangered wildlife creating the opportunity for ALL children to share their love of animals and raise awareness and funds for endangered wildlife in Australia and overseas. Come and learn about Noah’s motivation and how his vision for an annual Sun Bear Festival came to fruition, and how this inspirational young man achieved this with the support of the community, all by the age of eight years old.
Monday, 27 February 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Using your tablet, and the library's resources, you can access all the information you require to answer your gardening questions.
Join us for sing-a-long stories and create your very own rubber-band guitar. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Do you enjoy playing with words and making up silly stories? Get ready for an hour of crazy word fun as we play games such asConsequence, Telephone Pictionary, Exquisite CorpseandMad Libs! Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
Discover how to create incredible nail art using newspaper print. Ages 12+
Help Mo, the OSMO Monster, bring your drawings to life and watch them become part of his magical, animated world. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Enjoy the incredible tales of Elephant and Piggie written by Mo Willems and make your own Elephant and Piggiebook to take home. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Let us show you how to use the library's greenscreen kit to create impossible photos to share with family and friends!
Learn simple calligraphy techniques to make a special decorative wall hanging to take home. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
Using your tablet, and the library's resources, learn about different mindfulness and meditation resources available to you.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Young children are scientists without even knowing it. This fun-filled 4-session program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. This program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer. Ages 3-5 years.
Using your tablet, and the library's resources, you can access all the information you require to meet your photographic needs.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Mix it up with after school activities including stories, tech challenges, art and craft, board games, lego and more. No booking required. Ages 8+
Monday, 27 February 2017 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm
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