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Food for Fines

Food for fines extended dates

Do you have overdue fines? Moonee Valley Libraries, in collaboration with Helping Hands Mission Inc., is welcoming donations of non-perishable food items for individuals and families in need. In return, we’ll clear your overdue fines.

This is a way for library members with long-term overdue fines to reconnect to the library, as well as an opportunity for library members to give back to the local community and support a local charity organisation. If you don’t have fines but would like to contribute, we would welcome your donations.

The Food for Fines program will be extended until 13 January 2019 at all of our libraries.

Needed items

  • Canned food
  • Rice, pasta and noodles
  • Cereals
  • Sauces, seasonings and spreads
  • Coffee and tea
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Dental floss, toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap and deodorant
  • Tissues, toilet paper and nappies
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Dog and cat food

All donations must have a best before date in June 2019 or later, be unopened and have the original packaging with a full ingredients list and allergen information.

How to participate

Bring your donations to any one of our libraries and present them to a staff member to have your overdue fines cleared. Please note that lost and damaged charges are not included. The donated items will be passed on to Helping Hands Mission Inc. — a not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency support to Victorian families and individuals who are suffering as a result of extreme circumstance.

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


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.


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Last updated: Thursday, 10 January 2019, 11:44 PM