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The Big Bold Boat Adventure

Jump in the boat and join in the fun with The Big Bold Boat Adventure, an interactive play sharing magical new stories about our wonderful local waterways. You will encounter pirates, monsters, butterflies, sailors and more. 

The Big Bold Boat Adventure is a new play written by Margaret Clark for the kids of Geelong. It ispart of Storyfest, Central Geelong’s children’s festival celebrating storytelling in all its forms.

Book now for this event at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on 4 April at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Entry by gold coin donation to Geelong charity. Bookings at

Presented by Central Geelong Marketing.

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With the exception of the Geelong Library, all branches and Mobile Libraries in our network will be closed on Monday 14 October.


Annual Report 2018/19 now available

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2018/19 is now available to view online or in hard copy format at any of our 17 library branches and two Mobile Libraries.


Public holiday opening hours information

Our libraries observe the following public holidays according to their municipalities: Geelong Show Day - Friday 18 October, Geelong Cup Day - Wednesday 23 October and Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 5 November.

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The Word for Word Festival returns to the Dome this November with big name authors, speakers and personalities - and tickets are now on sale!


What's on in October?

Our October e-newsletter is now available. Find out about news from the library and upcoming events!


Special offer: meeting room hire

Do you, or does someone you know, need a quiet place to study? We are pleased to offer a special room hire rate for students so they can have a nice, quiet, private space to study.