No one needs to face Valentine’s Day alone this year as public libraries across the state throw open their doors to every member of the community for Library Lovers’ Day celebrations.
When 1 in 4 Australians and more than half of young Victorians aged 15-25 feel lonely, library programs that foster social connection play an important role in reducing isolation and supporting mentally healthy communities.
Every day, libraries across the region offer an incredible range of free programs that appeal to library users of all ages. Programs which take place at our libraries throughout the year include Author Encounter sessions, an Open Mind Lecture Series, eKnowHow sessions and many activities for children and young people, including school holiday programs and vital early literacy programs.
On Friday 14 February – Library Lovers’ Day – Geelong Regional Libraries will highlight the life-changing library programs that build social connection, health and wellbeing in the local community with a diverse range of activities taking place in branches across the area.
Programs being held in library branches on the day include 3D drawing and Green Screen sessions at Newcomb Library; a classic film screening at Leopold Library; the ‘Purl Jam’ Knitting Circle at Corio Library; and Library Lovers’ Day-themed Storytime sessions at Ocean Grove and Leopold Libraries. Visit the What's On section of our website for more information.
Geelong Regional Libraries celebrates Library Lovers’ Day on Friday 14 February, in support of the Libraries Change Lives campaign, a joint initiative of Public Libraries Victoria and State Library Victoria that aims to raise awareness of the value of public libraries. Find out more about the Libraries Change Lives campaign, including how you can help, here.
Happy Library Lovers' Day!
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