Geelong Regional Libraries is a member of the Victorian public library system, basing our charter on the UNESCO Manifesto on Public Libraries.
This manifesto provides that services are provided on the basis of equality of access for all, regardless of age, race, sex, religion, nationality, language or social status.
Inclusiveness, fairness, compassion and respect are values we believe in emphatically and we support marriage equality because it is consistent with these values. All Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law.
As such, we support a Yes vote in the Australian Federal Government’s marriage law postal survey. We also accept that opinion is divided on this issue and hope for a respectful dialogue during the process.
Cr Margot Smith and Patti Manolis
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Patti Manolis has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as announced by the Governor-General today.
All Geelong Regional Libraries will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 10 June. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday 11 June.
Please be advised that the Special Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 29 May 2019 to hear public submissions regarding the GRLC's Draft Budget 2019/20 and Strategic Resource Plan 2019/23 has been cancelled, due to no public submissions being received.
National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May to 3 June and is a chance for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
We are handing the public the keys to the Vault – Victoria’s largest regional heritage archives catalogue is now just a quick click away.
As part of National Simultaneous Storytime, Geelong Regional Library Corporation Chair, Councillor Ron Nelson and fellow local government representatives will guest read Alpacas with Maracas to children at libraries across the region on Wednesday 22 May.