Library services first began in Belmont in 1885. Our current library was officially opened on 28 October 1982 by the Hon FN Wilkes MP, Minister for Local Government and his Worship the Mayor, Cr PF Ward JP. The building was renovated in 2010 making it a modern, pleasing and community-centric library environment. The renovated library was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government. Belmont Library is a large and busy hub within easy reach of the High Street commercial precinct.
Baby Time: Every Wednesday 2.30pm, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday 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 initiative.
Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
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
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
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.
Can you draw a line? Then you can Zentangle. Zentangle art looks amazing and complicated, but is built up from simple line and pattern drawing. It’s also super fun and relaxing. Let us show you how. Ages 12+
Make your own mini book or zine using a range of simple book-binding techniques. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
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+
Always wanted to keep backyard chooks? Presenters from the Geelong and District Poultry Club will talk about buying, feeding and housing backyard chooks as well as how to keep them healthy and producing eggs.
13, 26, 39, 52, 65, 78… bring your favourite Treehouse storey to life in a diorama and create a treehouse in the library. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
Make your very own colourful felt pencil case or mobile phone case. All materials are supplied. Ages 12+
Shadow Puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling. Make your own puppets and explore stories about pigs and wolves in this interactive session. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Do you know what a search engine or a web browser is and how to use them? This session will show you the basics of internet sites. Learn how to sign up for an email account using gmail so that you can send message and attachments.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
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.
Based on a true story, prolific local author Greg Pyers introduces a charming, shrewd, and brilliant new protagonist: Private Investigator Otto Berliner. The Unfortunate Victim is Greg's first historical crime fiction and is set in Daylesford and Castlemaine in the 1860s. Greg's latest fictional offering is a real page-turner.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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.
So you've learnt the basics and want to know more? This intermediate session will extend your iPad skills further. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Bring your own Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and learn some tips and tricks to help you use your device to its full potential.
Show your Mum how special she is to you by creating your own bespoke card. Library staff members (who are card making devotees) will assist you in this workshop to make your own card to take home. Perhaps you could bring your Mum along to share this session with her.
Using your tablet, and the library's resources, learn how to access free music streaming services.