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The Geelong West Free Library was opened in the Geelong West Town Hall by Cr John Ince, Mayor of the Borough of Geelong West on 3 July 1885. Its closure was forced in 1890 due to lack of funds but the library reopened in 1891. The Geelong West Free Library relocated in March 1939 to the old Geelong West Court House building. Following minor renovations, the Geelong West Municipal Library was officially opened in 1953 and in 1967 there was an official opening of additions to the library. On 17 October 2008, the Geelong West Library and customer service centre redevelopment was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government and Cr Barbara H Abley AM DSJ, City of Greater Geelong.
Geelong West Library is a popular gathering place in the heart of the vibrant Pakington Street commercial and retail precinct. We’re mid-sized and always busy with regular programs running in our colourful young readers’ area and many regulars enjoying our newspaper and magazine reading room. Our library originally opened in April 1967 and was refurbished in September 2008. We are co-located with a City of Greater Geelong customer service point.
Find out more about Baby, Toddler and Storytimes here.
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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
Due to unforseen circumstances, this event will not be running at Geelong West at this time. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong West Library
Give yourself a break and try some mindful colouring in at the library. Ages 12-18.
Calling all junior firefighters and families! Join us for a visit from our local CFA to learn how to be safe around campfires. Enjoy stories and craft activities for pre-school and primary school aged children.
Join us and create your own curious animals using collage techniques in this hands-on session. Ages 5+
Receive an introduction to the local history resources available at the Geelong Heritage Centre to help you discover the history of your property. An excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in discovering more about their property in Geelong and surrounding areas.
Experience the latest in virtual reality technology. Enjoy a ride in a fighter jet, ride a rollercoaster or meet a T-rex in a 360-degree video.
Celebrate Halloween at the library by creating fantastically creepy scenes with our green screen. All ages.
Explore the benefits and optimise your use of myGov. In partnership with the Australian Department of Health and Human Services.
Come along and enjoy a conversation about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet other readers. No bookings required.
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