Media Releases

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Goldfields Libraries is excited to relaunch the highly successful 1000 Books Before School program!

Children up to five years are invited to join the refreshed program, which encourages parents and carers to read with their youngsters, helping to develop a love of reading, language and story before they start school.

Wednesday 22 March 2023

Goldfields Libraries have partnered with Healthy Loddon Campaspe and the City of Greater Bendigo to deliver the internationally recognised StoryWalk® program in Heathcote.

Thursday 8 December 2022

Bendigo Library’s children’s area has a colourful new addition with the installation of a Bendigo Creek-inspired window mural.

Tuesday 15 November 2022

While floods put a halt to Chris Hammer’s in-person events in October, we’re excited to join him for this exclusive online author talk!

Chris is a best-selling Australian crime novelist. His books include Scrublands, Silver, Trust and Treasure & Dirt - all of which have been nominated for major literary awards across the globe.

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Are you curious to make sense of your life? Do you want to understand who you are and why you’re here? Do you need to make peace with the past and get re-energised for the future?


Wednesday 14 September 2022

Bendigo Library is now home to a large native aquarium celebrating the Bendigo Creek.

The impressive aquarium measures over three metres long and is home to a selection of small-bodied native fish and vegetation, including the southern pygmy perch, Murray darling rainbow fish, dwarf flathead gudgeon and Australian smelt.

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Goldfields Libraries is proud to join the growing number of public libraries no longer charging late fees for overdue items.

The change was officially implemented on July 1, 2022, but the library service hasn’t charged overdue fines since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Entries are now closed for the 2022 Mulga Bill Writing Award, and winners have been selected!

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Calling all writers!

Goldfields Libraries and the Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival are calling for entries from writers all over Australia for the annual Mulga Bill Writing Awards.

The 2022 festival celebrates 50 years of the Dahlia + Arts, and writers are encouraged to take inspiration from the theme ‘celebration’ and submit a poem or short story.

Thursday 25 November 2021

Kids are encouraged to keep reading over the summer for a chance to win some great prizes as part of the new state-wide BIG Summer Read program!