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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For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
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.
Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of the library website. You will learn how to login to your library account, search and place holds on resources using the catalogue, find and book events, access the eCollections and how to make suggestions for the library to purchase. (Hands on session, BYO device if possible.)
Learn how to design digital 3D models using the easy to use Sculptris software. By the end of this introductory session you will have created your first digital 3D model! Bring along your USB flash drive so that you can save your work to take away.
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.
Increase your reading pleasure and get greater value from the eCollections by discovering current and historical online newspapers
Enjoy some of our favourite pop-up books, learn what makes them special and make your very own pop-up to take home. Ages 5+
Upcycle old books and magazines to create unique pop-up cards. Ages 12+
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.
Join us as we make finger puppets, pencil buddies and amazing critters with pipe cleaners and your imagination. Ages 8+
Come along for a bookish adventure with some of our favourite books about books, and book inspired crafts. Ages 5+
After experiencing significant loss, IVF provided Aminah Hart one last chance at motherhood. Following the birth of her daughter, Leila, Aminah was encouraged to research the identity of her daughter's donor father.What happened next is truly remarkable. Pic credit:Julian Kingma
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Explore stop motion animation techniques and create your own short film. Bring along your USB stick to keep a copy of your work. We'll supply the materials and tech. Ages 8+
Explore online story telling tools and apps and discover the best sites to post your stories and artwork online. Ages 12+
Learn how to download and play eAudiobooks on your smartphone or tablet using Overdrive and Borrowbox.
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.
Learn about the risk factors associated with these chronic diseases and how healthy eating and weight control can offer protection. Hear about theLife!Program. Presented by Diabetes Victoria.
You don't have to be on a Hollywood budget to have fun with Green Screen FXs. Bring your tablet or smartphone with some fun backgrounds saved on your device and put yourself in the picture
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required.
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading