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Autumn Book Binge

Read More, Read Widely! Get involved with the Autumn Book Binge and be in the running to win great prizes.

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Geelong West Monster Book Fair

Grab a bargain for a good cause, at the Geelong West Monster Book Fair.

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Opening Hours FAQs

We would like to thank all of the people who have taken the time to provide feedback on our opening hours proposal so far; we are honoured to be an important part of the communities we serve.

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Happy Library Lovers' Day!

No Valentine’s Day plans? Geelong Regional Libraries has you covered on 14 February.

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New Spark! Discovery kits available for loan

New Spark! Discovery kits available for loan

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Media release: community invited to have their say

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation is proposing changes to the opening hours at some of its libraries and is inviting the community to have their say from 20 January – 29 February.

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Books about bushfires for kids

In light of the bushfires currently affecting through so much of our country, our thoughts are with anyone affected, directly or indirectly.

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Scheduled website outage

Geelong Regional Libraries' website will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

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Giving future preps a head start

Future preps at seven schools around Newcomb, Geelong are getting ready to start school with a little help from Geelong Regional Libraries and Soroptimists International Geelong.

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Waurn Ponds closed for re-carpeting

Please note that Waurn Ponds Library will be closed Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January 2020 for re-carpeting.

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Record donations during 2019 Food for Fines appeal

Two metric tons of food was donated during the 2019 Food for Fines appeal.

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Highton Library reopens following refurbishment

The much-loved Highton Library reopened to the community today following an exciting refurbishment.

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2019: A great year for the GRLC

As 2019 draws to a close, we take the opportunity to look back on a great year for Geelong Regional Libraries.

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Holiday opening hours information

Please read on for information about library opening hours during the festive season.

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What's on in December?

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

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Submerged and Ahoy Geelong!

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is proud to host two special maritime exhibitions this summer which explore Australia's, and Geelong’s, fascinating maritime history.

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Culture lives at the library

Geelong Regional Libraries has created a video which celebrates culture in our libraries.

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Lara Library closed due to power outage

The Lara Library will be closed for the remainder of today (21/11/2019) due to intermittent power outages.

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Placenta Project comes to The Dome

An exhibition at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre allows visitors to encounter ‘the biggest placenta in the world.’

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40th anniversary for Geelong Heritage Centre

On Saturday 16 November, the Geelong Heritage Centre will celebrate its 40th anniversary, marking four decades since the original Geelong Historical Records Centre was opened to the public in 1979.

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Confirmed case of Chickenpox

Please be advised that there has been a confirmed case of Chickenpox at the GRLC.

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Food for Fines appeal 2019

The Food for Fines appeal will be running from Monday 18 November until Friday 13 December 2019.

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What's on in November?

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

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Highton Library upgrade: temporary closure

Highton Library will be closed from Monday 25 November until Monday 23 December for an exciting upgrade.

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Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival returns to the Dome

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

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Libraries closed for Annual Staff Day - Monday 14 October

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

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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.

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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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What's on in October?

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

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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.

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Libraries closed for AFL Grand Final public holiday

All libraries will be closed on Friday 27 September for the AFL Grand Final Friday public holiday.

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The Dome to host polling station for First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria election

Geelong Regional Libraries is honoured to support the historic work of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission by hosting a polling station for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria election at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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Update: Geelong West Library

We’re very pleased to advise that the Geelong West Library and the City of Greater Geelong’s Geelong West Customer Service Centre are scheduled to re-open on Monday 23 September, in time for the start of the school holidays. We would like to thank the Geelong West community for their patience and understanding during this time.

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UPDATE: GEELONG WEST LIBRARY CLOSURE

An update on the temporary closure of the Geelong West Library.

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Celebrating 60 years of the Geelong Library

Today marks 60 years of a Geelong Library operating at 49-51 Little Malop Street, Geelong, the site on which the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre currently stands. Read on for a brief overview of the history of the Library.

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Western Heights College Library - Closed for Curriculum Day

Patrons are advised that Western Heights College Library will be closed on Thursday 5 September due to a Curriculum Day.

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"Without the library I would never have published my espionage novel.”

Mention the library and most people will think about borrowing a book rather than publishing their own. But for Geelong woman, Prue Moriarty, the library helped her to finish writing and publish her own book, The Hunt for Code Polaris, a psychological-thriller about espionage during the Cold War.

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Changing lives at Corio Library

Siblings Soraya, Mustafa and Murtaza grew up in Pakistan and until they moved to Australia, had never set foot in a library. In 2015, they moved with their family to Geelong and have been visiting their local Corio Library almost every week since.

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Geelong Regional Libraries is an eSmart Library!

Geelong Regional Libraries (GRLC) is proud to have attained eSmart Status.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image - coming soon to Geelong!

For a week in October, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will be bringing their exciting Education program to Geelong.

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VIGEX International Photographic Print Salon comes to the Dome

A stunning and free exhibition of world-class photography will be on display to the public at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

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Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns

The ever-popular Geelong West Monster Book Fair returns to the Geelong West Town Hall this Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.

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What's on in July?

Our July e-newsletter is now available. Find out what is coming up and start booking!

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Bellarine & Surf Coast mobile library currently out of service

We regret that the Bellarine & Surf Coast mobile library is experiencing mechanical difficulties and will be off road until next Tuesday.

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Geelong Regional Libraries’ CEO awarded Queen’s Birthday honour

Patti Manolis has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as announced by the Governor-General today.

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Libraries closed for Queen's Birthday public holiday

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.

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Notice of cancellation of Special Meeting

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.

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National Reconciliation Week 2019

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.

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Unlocking the Vault

We are handing the public the keys to the Vault – Victoria’s largest regional heritage archives catalogue is now just a quick click away.

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Simultaneous storytelling: join in and celebrate the joy of reading

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.