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Now accepting submissions for Local Word Writers Festival

Expressions of Interest (EOI) from creatives to take part in our 2024 Local Word Festival are now open.

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Corio Library - interior painting

Improvements to Corio Library continue with interior painting happening Mon 19 Feb - Fri 1 Mar.

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Make a date with your local library this Library Lovers’ Day

Join in the celebrations this Library Lovers' Day at library near you on Wednesday 14 February.

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Temporary disruption to lift service at Waurn Ponds Library

Due to unscheduled maintenance, the lift at Waurn Ponds is not operational.

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Libraries closed for public holiday

This is a friendly reminder that our libraries will be closed on Friday 26 January for a public holiday.

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Call for Community Representatives – Heritage Collection Advisory Committee

Calling for expressions of interest from community members interested in contributing to the future direction of the Kim barne thaliyu / Geelong Heritage Centre collection.

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NGV Kids on Tour

NGV Kids on Tour brings you a variety of free art-making activities that foster social connection and ignite the imagination.

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Go wild with the National Wool Museum pop-up museum

This summer, we've partnered up with National Wool Museum to bring you wildlife-themed story time, crafts activities and exploration of fascinating old-time objects.

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Join our Scavenger Hunt this summer

Join our fun Sam’s Summer Scavenger Hunt this January, presented in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong.

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Partnership events for adult audiences - EOIs now open

Partnership events for adult audiences - EOIs now open

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Support the Library Food Drive

Lend a hand and give a can to the 2023 Library Food Drive this festive season to support locals experiencing food uncertainty.

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Meet our new Virtual Writer in Residence: Alice Eaves

Geelong Regional Libraries is delighted to be part of the the Melbourne City of Literature's Virtual Writer in Residence program again this year.

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EOI for children's and youth events coming soon

EOI for children's and youth events in our library spaces will be open in early 2024.

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Festive Season Closures

All of our libraries, mobile libraries and Kim barne thaliyu/Geelong Heritage Centre will be closed from Sunday, 24 December - Monday, 1 January inclusive.

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Annual Report 2022-23

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation's Annual Report 2022/23 is now available to view online.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Arts and Craft Market Day at the Library

Calling all local makers, artists and creatives! We invite you to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to sell your wares and creations at our Arts and Craft Market Day on Saturday 9 December 2023.

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Story Dogs at the Library - the paw-fect way to encourage confident young readers

We are thrilled to offer the unique Story Dogs experience for children at our libraries starting these school holidays until the end of the year.

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Saving Family Stories service has expanded

Saving Family Stories has expanded and now at Belmont, Leopold and Newcomb libraries.

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Upcoming public holiday closures

The upcoming Geelong Cup and Melbourne Cup public holidays will affect different libraries on different days. Please be advised of our closures.

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Libraries closed for the Friday before AFL Grand Final public holiday

Please be advised that all our libraries will be closed for the upcoming Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday on Friday 29 September.

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Corio Library open: Temporary disruption to footpath access

Corio Library is open as usual for customers; however, there are temporary disruptions to access over the next two weeks for customers.

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New collection: Read Now

Introducing our newest collection, "Read Now"! Currently only available at Geelong and Colac Libraries.

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'Welcome to the Library' multilingual brochures now available

In recognition of the diversity in our communities, and to improve the accessibility of our services, we have now translated our 'Welcome to the Library' into 10 different languages.

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Mobile Library: Service disruptions

Check this info to stay up to date with any mobile library service disruptions.

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Boronggook Drysdale Library is now open

Geelong Regional Libraries are excited to welcome the community to the brand new Boronggook Drysdale Library.

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Libraries closed over Easter

Just a friendly reminder that all libraries in the our network are closed over Easter

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Temporary power outage at Queenscliff Library today

Queenscliff Library is temporarily without power today, Tuesday 28 March.

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Winner announced for the 2023 Local Word Writing Prize

Geelong Regional Libraries and Deakin University are very pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Local Word Writing Prize is Dani Netherclift, from Mansfield, Victoria, for her entry titled “Telephone and Address Book”.

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Boronggook Drysdale Library – final stages!

As we prepare to relocate to the new Boronggook Drysdale Library, the current Drysdale library closes Saturday 25 March at 2.00pm.

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Mr Stink colouring-in comp: win tickets to the show!

Enter our Mr Stink colouring-in competition & win a family pass to see the stage show at Geelong Arts Centre!

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Libraries closed for Labour Day public holiday

Please be aware all our libraries are closed for the public holiday on Monday 14 March.

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Boronggook Drysdale Library Update

The new library is nearing completion!

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Temporary network and phone outage Friday 24 February

Due to essential maintenance by our internet service provider, there will be an internet outage affecting some services across our network from Friday 24 February 3pm – Saturday 25 February at 9am.

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Keeping seniors connected in the digital age

Minister for Local Government Melissa Horne announced of additional operational funding for public libraries

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Rapid Antigen Tests now at libraries

Rapid Antigen Tests are now available free at our libraries (except Bannockburn and Queenscliff).

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Service disruptions

See our most recent updates to current disrupted services - mobile libraries and Western Heights College Library.

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Libraries closed for public holiday

Please be aware all our libraries will be closed for the public holiday on Thursday 26 January.

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Thermal imaging cameras

Thermal imaging cameras now available to borrow for free as part of our Library of Things.

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Most borrowed books for 2022 – and some treasures you might have missed

Ever wondered what your neighbour is reading? Or what to read next? Check out the most borrowed titles from 2022.

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Join our Scavenger Hunt this summer

Take part in our fun Summer Scavenger Hunt in the new year!

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The Geelong Regional Libraries & Deakin University Local Word Writing Prize

Announcing the winning entries for the Geelong Regional Libraries & Deakin University Local Word Writing Prize...

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Library Closures: Christmas and New Year

All of our libraries, mobile libraries and Kim barne thaliyu/Geelong Heritage Centre will be closed from Saturday, 24 December - Monday, 2 January inclusive.

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Library Food Drive

Lend a hand and give a can to the Library Food Drive this festive season to support locals experiencing food uncertainty.

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Service disruption to Golden Plains Mobile Library 17 November

Due to road closures in the shire the mobile library will unfortunately be unable to visit Rokewood and Dereel today. The mobile library will instead remain at Meredith until 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience. We'll keep you updated on our socials with further service changes.

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Libraries closed Friday 25 November

All Geelong Regional Libraries' branches and mobile libraries will be closed on Friday 25 November for our annual staff training day.

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Arts and Craft Market Day

Saturday 3 December will see libraries around our network transformed into arts and crafts markets for the day!

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Introducing our Virtual Writer in Residence: Louis Glazzard

Geelong Regional Libraries is excited to be part of Melbourne City of Literature's Virtual Writer in Residence program this month.

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Sensory options for neurodiverse kids at the library

Did you know that sensory tents and headphones are available at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre?

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Artist Trace Balla inspires local kids

Creativity, environmental sustainability, storytelling and a lot of fun were takeaways for all at Ocean Grove Library last school holidays, thanks to guest artist Trace Balla.

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Bannockburn Library & Golden Plains Mobile service disruption

Due to severe weather conditions the Golden Plains Mobile will be off the road until Saturday 15 October and Bannockburn Library closed Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October.