The Corio Library was officially opened on 28 November 1970 by Cr MW Haines, Shire of Corio. It was named the Shire of Corio John Drysdale Library in memory of John Alexander Drysdale, a councillor from 1940 to 1969. The building features a unique set of abstract sculptural plaques on the north facade facing Cox Road. Designed in 1969, the sculptures were created by artist Edward Heffernan, Head of Art and Design at the Gordon Institute of Technology. Located adjacent to Waterworld and Centenary Hall, this busy and vibrant branch was refurbished in 2005. Special collection features include: bilingual picture books; LOTE (Languages other than English) magazines; learning English collection; World DVDs and a parenting collection.
Baby Time: Every Wednesday 11.30am, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Thursday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Tuesday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Battle it out with your favourite Xbox and Wii games as we get our game on. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. Ages 12+
Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Bring along your family and friends for pizza and a movie with us. Pizza at 5.00pm, followed by a movie at 6.00pm. This program is run in partnership with The fOrT Youth Centre. All ages.
Friday, 7 April 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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
It's a fiesta of film fun these school holidays. Join us for a movie that is sure to entertain. Movies are G and PG rated. 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+
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+
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+
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+
Fancy yourself as a foodie? Bring along your Apple or Android device and let us take you on a guided tour of food and recipe apps, websites and magazines
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library's family history resources
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.
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. 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
Castles, catapults, knights and pirates…what can you build? Join other LEGO® fans and let your imagination run riot! No booking required. Ages 8+
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
Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+
Ever wanted to learn how to write, draw and produce your own comics? Comic Club is the place to be! No booking required. Ages 12+