At its board meeting held Monday 27 November the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) Board resolved that the Corporation become a signatory to the City of Greater Geelong’s Prevention of Family Violence Statement of Commitment and join Council and other organisations in taking a city wide approach on this serious but preventable community issue.
The Statement, launched by the City on Thursday 30 November 2017, provides shared principles for the promotion of gender equity and respectful relationships, the development of our organisations and workforces and promotion of access to information. For further details visit: http://bit.ly/2zSyoaX
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation also endorses the Statement on Domestic and Family Violence adopted by the Public Libraries Victoria Network on 6 December 2016. The statement contains information about the many attributes public libraries across Victoria possess that provide practical support to victims of family violence and the potential for an increased role. The full statement is available here: http://bit.ly/2isOoJ6
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We are very lucky to have some beautiful artworks on display at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre until 20 December.
The Geelong Heritage Centre celebrated the visit of the 100,000th visitor since opening in its new location at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre two years ago. Since moving into the new building, visitation has exceeded even the most hopeful forecasts with tens of thousands of people visiting the beautifully-appointed reading room and enjoying the combination of skilled staff, the latest digital technology and a wealth of historical records that combine to bring the past alive.
The City of Greater Geelong is holding a series of focus groups across the region to review the City's Social Infrastructure Plan.
Torquay Library has reopened after closing following flood damage yesterday.
Read our latest newsletter and learn about the exciting Summer events program.
FOOD FOR FINES is on again until 13 December. Assist Geelong Food Relief Centre to help those in need. Donate packaged, non-perishable food for the Centre's Christmas appeal at your local library. Library fines will be waived in exchange for food donations. Food expiration dates May 2018 or later. #FooodForFines #ChooseKind #ChristmasAppeal