Media Releases

Wednesday 13 July 2016

The Goldfields Library Corporation (GLC) is calling for Expressions of Interest from community organisations or groups to partner with GLC to host a Library Agency.

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Opening hours will change at Castlemaine Library on Thursdays and Saturdays, from Monday 11 July, 2016. 

Closing time on Thursday will change from 8pm to 7pm, and closing time on Saturday will change from 3pm to 1pm. As a result, the new hours will be: 

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Jenny Yates, author of ‘The Vine Bleeds’, will speak at Bendigo and Castlemaine Libraries about her first-hand experiences of domestic violence growing up in 1940s Melbourne.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Young writers aged 13-18: put pen to paper these Winter holidays and enter the inaugural Goldfields Libraries Flash 300 Writing Competition! Good news – the closing date has been extended until Friday 15 July!

Entrants will be in the running to win cash prizes and book vouchers, plus the prestige of being named the inaugural Goldfields Flash 300 Competition winner! 

Wednesday 8 June 2016

As part of Refugee Week, Bendigo and Castlemaine Libraries will welcome Christine Cummins to share her first-hand accounts of working with asylum seekers and refugees.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

In the lead up to this year’s Write on the Fringe Festival, Bendigo Library will hold dragon decorating workshops to bring ‘Hock Loong’ the Learning Dragon to life.

Local artists Leanne Monteith and Robbie Buckman will lead the workshops, and adults and children alike are invited to participate.

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Goldfields Libraries has just released its new seasonal program, with a wide range of events and activities to keep the whole family out of the cold all Winter long! 

Thursday 19 May 2016

Bendigo and Castlemaine Libraries were delighted to welcome Rosalie Ham and Sue Maslin, the author and film producer of the highly successful Australian novel and film, ‘The Dressmaker’, to present at both libraries on Thursday 28 April.

Both events booked out quickly, with a crowd of 300+ at the Bendigo Town Hall and 200+ at Castlemaine’s Phee Broadway Theatre.

Monday 16 May 2016

Young families are invited to join in the fun of National Simultaneous Storytime – Australia’s biggest storytelling session! The same book will be read to children across Australia at the same time.

This year’s selected book is ‘I Got this Hat’ by Kate and Jol Temple, a playful picture book about hats of all shapes and sizes.

Tuesday 10 May 2016

A number of Goldfields Libraries branches will host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds and awareness for those affected by