Media Releases

Thursday 28 June 2018

Kids and teens under 18 are encouraged to read down their library fines these winter school holidays. The Read Down Your Fines program gives children the opportunity to decrease or remove overdue charges by simply reading in the library for Dewey Dollars.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Acclaimed British crime writer Ann Cleeves will visit Boort Library Agency on Thursday 9 August to celebrate the launch of the newly renovated space and to share stories about her own illustrious writing career.

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Victorian author Mark Brandi will visit Gisborne, Bendigo and Heathcote Libraries, and Wedderburn Library Agency as part of the High Road to Reading program this June. Mark will talk about his award-winning first novel Wimmera.

Friday 25 May 2018

Recent reports in the media suggest that Victorian Councils are urging libraries, schools and kindergartens to audit, and potentially ban, books that encourage gender stereotypes. This report has been revealed to be not true.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Young families are invited to join in the fun of National Simultaneous Storytime ­­‑ Australia's biggest storytelling session! The same book will be read across Australia, and for the first time New Zealand, at the same time.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Talking Justice is a thought provoking and enlightening series of public conversations that explore diverse perspectives on what we mean by ‘justice’ in Australian society today. It was created by Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (LCCLC) in 2014 and has become a feature event during Law Week each year.

Monday 30 April 2018

Brian Carty made a promise to his father Thomas to create a book from his memoirs of life in the Mallee. In May, Brian will visit Wedderburn and Bendigo to launch that book, Giants of the Mallee.

Monday 16 April 2018

Celebrated local author Susan Green is set to visit Castlemaine and Woodend Libraries, to discuss her latest book How Bright Are All Things Here.

Susan is best known for the award-winning Verity Sparks series for children, but she has recently changed direction with the release of her first novel for adults, a book about art, family, love and secrets.

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Romsey, Woodend and Castlemaine Libraries will be welcoming first-time author and biographer Michelle Scott-Tucker in April.

In the midst of juggling a young family, a demanding day job and a blog, Michelle has written her first novel, Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the edge of the World, a stunning achievement of storytelling and scholarship.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

School aged children are invited to pop into their local library these school holidays to join in some fun, free and educational activities.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer children in the region a varied range of activities to try these school holidays,” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Libraries Programs and Events Coordinator.