Multicultural Libraries | Goldfields Library Corporation

welcoming our multicultural communities

Multicultural Libraries

Welcoming and inclusive spaces are a key priority for Goldfields Libraries. We have been working with multiple partners, including Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services, to make our libraries more inclusive and responsive to the needs of multicultural groups in the community.

Inclusive Multicultural Libraries Project (IMLP)

Working with the City of Greater bendigo and Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services, we developed a series of short videos aimed at introducing multicultural communities to the services and supports available to them through their local library. This video is available in the following languages:

The Inclusive Multicultural Library Project (IMLP) is part of the Bendigo Cultural Inclusion Project (BCIP), funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo and the Goldfields Library Corporation

Cultural Diversity Week

Cultural Diversity Week celebrates cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners to those who have come from many countries around the world. Come along and join in some of the fantastic activities we have planned!

See What's On

Multicultural Storytimes

Join librarian, Ange, with friends from Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services for special multilingual Storytimes. Includes Karen, Spanish, Indonesian, Tagalog, Mandarin, Thai, Burmese and Korean.

Multicultural Storytimes

In the collection

Scroll down to see a selection if items in our collection, including books, eBook, Audiobooks and DVDs. Ask in branch for more.

Non Fiction

Factfulness, Hans Rosling The Blue Zones of Happiness, Dan Buettner Think Again, Adam Grant Three Tigers, One Mountain, Michael Booth Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo Our women on the ground Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, Anita Heiss
I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai My name is why, Lemn Sissay


Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan The Namesake,Jhumpa Lahiri The Glass Woman, Caroline Lea Songbirds, Christy Lefteri The Stationery Shop [of Tehran], Marjan Kamali
The Night Tiger, Yangsze Choo A Passage North, Anuk Arudpragasam Three Apples Fell from the Sky, Narine Abgaryan The Mountains Sing, Nguyen Phan Que Mai The thing around your neck, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini The vanishing half, Brit Bennett Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden The death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi

Young Adult

The Cat Who Saved Books, Sosuke Natsukawa The Black Flamingo, Dean Atta Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi The Sun Is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon With the Fire on High, Elizabeth Acevedo The hate u give, Angie Thomas The F team, Rawah Arja
Metal Fish, Falling Snow, Cath Moore Catching teller crow, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina The crossover, Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile

Children & Families

Sam Wu is not afraid of ghosts, Katie and Kevin Tsang Meet Yasmin, Saadia Faruqi Accidental Trouble Magnet, Zanib Mian songs of a war boy, Deng Thiak Adut LIttle Nic's big day, Nic Naitanui Merci Suárez Changes Gears, Meg Medina Fly on the Wall, Remy Lai
Black cockatoo, Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler Bindi, Kirli Saunders A different pond, Bao Phi and Thi Bui Malala's magic pencil, Malala Yousafzai and Kerascoet The Patchwork bike, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van T RuddThe Patchwork bike, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van T Rudd Meet Taj at the lighthouse, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Nicki Greenberg windows, patrick guest and Jonathan Bentley
All the ways to be smart, Davina Bell and Allison Colploys Whoever you are, Mem Fox What is a Refugee, Elise Gravel

Films & Documentaries

you can you can't The red house I Daniel Blake language is a love story Vai on the way to school Boy
song of the new earth Mr Pip Tanna the Colour of Paradise Lion Te Ata
Babies Emu Runner our voice our heart meet me at the mango tree