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Library in your loungeroom > Wellbeing & Creativity 

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Library in your loungeroom brings you a range of educational, entertaining and informative resources that are free and easily accessible from the comfort of your own home. 

We understand the vital role our libraries play in the community’s connectedness and wellbeing, so we’ve created this page full of resources to help us all unwind, relax and take care our ourselves as we all learn to adapt to our ever-changing world.

Please note: This page contains links to webpages not operated by the GLC. The GLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites and it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions and privacy policy of these pages.

Useful Resources

Make someone’s day 

Send a letter or drawing to an older member of the community who may be experiencing loneliness.

Help your neighbour 

A great initiative encouraging everyone to help a neighbour with a simple act of kindness.

Emerging Minds

A curated selection of resources to assist parents and carers during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Exploration of the day

Simple activities to help take your mind off being in isolation. Use the hashtag #ExplorationOfTheDay to share on social media. 

YMCA 360 on-demand

Group exercise classes for all ages right in your own home.

Virtual Marine Biology Camp 

Run via Facebook and Instagram each Monday and Thursday at 11am, via Oceans Initiative.

Travel the world, virtually

Leave home without even leaving the couch! Visit famous tourist spots, ride a virtual rollercoaster, go to museums, zoos, gardens and more!

Chatter Pack

Virtual tours and short courses as well as resources to cater to all ages. Resources are aimed at children with special educational needs and those who are differently-abled.

Coping Calendar

30 actions to look after ourselves and eah other as we face this global crisis together. Thanks to Action For Happiness 


Enjoy the zoo at home! Zoos Victoria are live-streaming some of their animal exhibits for us to enjoy at home. Watch snow leopard cubs, penguins, zebras, lions, giraffes and more!

Become a virtual astronaut!

NASA's free Space Center Houston app lets you explore virtual reality experiences, take astronaut selfies, and follow along through an audio tour of its educational space center. 

What I did last week

Curated by Creative Communities, part of Bendigo Venues & Events, What I did last week encourages local artists to share their creative ventures in lockdown. Information on how to share your work can also be found on this page.

Better Health Channel

Quality, up to date and easy to understand health and medical information.

Staying at home toolkit for foster parents

Suggestions, hints and resources for families providing foster care during COVID-19.

Managing Coronavirus anxiety

10 simple tips for helping to ease the anxiety you may be feeling about COVID-19  (Coronavirus)

Australian Government Department of Health

Keep up to date with the latest news and information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protecting children during the COVID-19 outbreak

Resources to reduce violence and abuse against children.

Centre for Non-Violence

Family violence outreach services and therapeutic recovery programs for women and children experiencing family voilence and/or homelessness.