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Tools on workbench. Flemington library closed on 25 & 26 March.

Working to improve your Library

Modern libraries are used for a variety of purposes including as study and meeting spaces, for events and programming and access to books, DVDs and magazines. Flexible spaces increase our ability to meet all of these needs.

We will be upgrading the shelving system at Flemington Library to allow for a more flexible space. As a result, Flemington Library will be closed on 25 and 26 March while staff remove and replace the old shelving. The return chute will be open and computers are available at our other branches.


Library Community Satisfaction Survey Report 2018: Results

Mother reading to child.

The results from the Library Community Satisfaction Survey 2018 (pdf) are now available.

The survey has provided us with useful information to help with the planning of the library service to better meet the needs of the community.


Libraries Change Lives

Libraries Change Lives 

Public libraries are more popular than ever in Victoria, with annual visitation exceeding 30 million – the equivalent of five visits for every Victorian. Nearly one in three Victorians participated in a library program last year, while over 4 million Wi-Fi and computer sessions were recorded throughout the state.

Moonee Valley Libraries are proud to be part of the Libraries Change Lives campaign which demonstrates the vital role libraries play in the community. For every dollar invested in public libraries, $4.30 (state average) of benefits are returned to the local community. Moonee Valley’s return of benefits is $6.40, well above the state average.

To learn more about the campaign visit www.librarieschangelives.org.au.


 

KOGO: Knit One, Give One

Knit one, give one

Knit One Give One, KOGO, is a not for profit organisation supplying handmade garments to support people experiencing hardship. Volunteers can make a whole range of items including scarves, beanies, blankets, toys and children’s and babies’ clothing. Finished items are distributed to various community partners throughout Australia including the Salvation Army, Sacred Heart Mission, Mirabel Foundation and Open Family Australia.

Moonee Valley Libraries invites members of the community to share some warmth throughout 2019 and knit, crochet or sew for KOGO. We will be forwarding on donations throughout the year. Patterns are available on the KOGO website or ask staff for assistance.

Completed items or blanket squares may be dropped off at any of our library branches.


 

Subscribe to ReadOn, the library eNewsletter

The library now has a monthly enewsletter called ReadOn. Keep up to date with what is happening in all of our libraries.

You can subscribe to this newsletter and several other Council newsletters.


Last updated: Sunday, 17 March 2019, 2:24 AM