Service Notification: Library Branches closed

Council considers the health, safety and well-being of the community to be our top priority. Mindful of the current public health situation, and as a precautionary measure to help limit the impact of COVID-19, All library branches are closed to the public until further notice.

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Covid-19 Library update

The last week has seen some welcome announcements regarding the staged easing of lockdown restrictions. It’s great that we can finally start catching up with friends and family, however our branches will remain closed until we receive a clear go-ahead from the state government and the City of Port Phillip.

In the meantime, we’re still here for you and our services can be accessed online.

We still want to hear from you! Please email, comment, or message us on social media if you have any questions or thoughts about how the libraries can take our service to the next level during this lockdown.

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At the library, we work hard to serve you up the best that we can find – the best books, the best resources, and (of course!) the best people.

Being in lock down hasn’t changed this, and right now our team are pulling together the ingredients to serve you up something extra special very soon - something we’re sure you will love.

Autumn writing competition - Winners announced!

The wait is over!... It's time to announce our Autumn writing competition winners!

Before we do, our judges on the staff and teen book club panels want to say how deeply impressed we were with the quality of the entries we received. This decision was not easy, we truly had our work cut out for us! A big thank you to everyone who participated. It truly was a joy to read your stories, poems and essays.

Check out our Lightning Reader's Book Club blog here to read their entries:

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Staff picks

7-8 Ellie C. The Underneath

9-10 Iggy P. The Sucking House

11-12 Willem R. Above

Teen picks

7-8 Tess H. My Home is Like an Island

9-10 Oliver O. The Grumps

11-12 Piper A. The Frozen Island

Congratulations to our winners, who will each receive a $60 Readings eVoucher. Thanks again to everyone who entered and to all of the teachers and parents who encouraged participation. We will be sending certificates to all participants shortly. Well done everyone!

Online Facebook storytimes

Storytimes continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning on our Facebook Page.

If you have missed the latest sessions, you can watch them online anytime.

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Document your Quarantine experience in a QUARANT-ZINE.

Once we re-open we will place each submitted Zine into our Zine collection for everyone to enjoy.

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