Media Releases

Tuesday 11 September 2018

A shared love of the written word will bring community members and three great local authors together for an intimate Australian Reading Hour event this month.

Thursday 30 August 2018

As part of the library’s science programming, Castlemaine Library will be hatching chickens, and we invite you to come and join in lots of chicken-themed fun!

Monday 20 August 2018

Voting has begun for Pick My Project - a state-wide grant funding process to procure funds for local community projects – and Castlemaine Library is in the running!

The Library’s project idea is a simple one; it aims to fix the floor of the beautiful, historic building, install new carpet, and provide new, movable shelving and wayfinding signage for the entire library.

Thursday 26 July 2018

The search is on for Australia’s next Poetry Slam champion! On Saturday 4 August, Victorians will have the opportunity to witness, first-hand, the excitement of the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam, and compete if they dare!

Woodend Library will host a Victoria heat of this year’s competition at the Woodend RSL.

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Rick Morton is an award winning journalist and social affairs writer for The Australian. One Hundred Years of Dirt is Rick’s memoir. It’s a story of social mobility, class in Australia, childhood trauma, homophobia, mental illness and drug addiction.

Friday 13 July 2018

Do you fancy yourself to be an exceptional speller? Can you recite all those grammatical rules we learned at school – “i before e except after c” – in your sleep? Are you always wondering if embarrassing has one r or two??

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.