News & Blog

View of couple through a book shelf News

Geelong West Monster Book Fair

Monday 17 February 2020

The ever-popular Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns to the Geelong West Town Hall this Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February.

The bi-annual event is organised by the Rotary Club of Geelong West, with all proceeds from sales directed towards local and international causes and community projects.

The Book Fair will see thousands of books, across many genres, available for purchase for $1 (paperbacks) and $2 (hard covers). So you can grab a bargain while supporting some very worthwhile causes, including the Bushfire Relief Fund, the Drought Relief Fund, the Barwon Health Patient Transport program and and other charitable programs.

Geelong West Rotary Club President, Freda Wright, said “It is amazing to think that by simply buying and reading some $1 and $2 books you are helping to change lives – just a small contribution but such a big result.”

Cr Ron Nelson, Chair of Geelong Regional Libraries, said the library had supported the Fair for many years through the donation of books which have been ‘retired’ from the library collection.

"We are very proud to be able to support such a worthy initiative in this way. It is wonderful to see items from our collection finding new homes in the community rather than ending up in landfill,” Cr Nelson said.

The Geelong West Monster Book Fair opens at 9.00am on Friday 21 February.

Friday 21 February, 9.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 22 February, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 23 February, 9.00am – 2.00pm

Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street

Back to news

You may also like...

Photo of brightly painted Easter eggs hanging from a tree News

April public holiday closures

Our libraries will be closed over the Easter weekend and on Anzac Day.

A picture of library shelves with books News

Bannockburn Library open after maintenance works

Bannockburn Library is now open again with normal opening hours, after undergoing some maintenance works.

Image description: A woman with dark hair and eyes smiles sitting outdoors. She is wearing a scarf and white tshirt. News

Shaping your library's future

Wondering where to next for libraries in our region? We want to hear from you! We are developing our Library Plan 2021–2025 and we want to know your ideas.

Image description: A woman sits at her computer with her dog beside her News

Introducing LinkedIn Learning; our new resource for members

We are delighted to be able to offer our members a fantastic new online learning resource; LinkedIn Learning.

Exterior of the Apollo Bay Library building News

Colac Otway Shire residents to reap benefits of library transition

Plans are now well advanced for the transition of the Colac Otway Shire (COS) libraries to the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC).

Female librarian wearing a mask, stacking books on to a library shelf News

Libraries re-opening Thursday 18 February

We are pleased to announce that libraries will be re-opening on Thursday 18 February.