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Help us write the next chapter for our libraries

Our libraries are vibrant community hubs that help build engaged, productive and multi literate communities through all sorts of programs and activities. Right now we're planning our next four years so we want to hear what you love about our libraries now, and any new ideas for services and activities, how we deliver them and make sure no-one's left out of the story!

More than books...

We welcomed 226,000 visitors and delivered over 2,800 programs last year.

Throughout COVID we've delivered food relief packages, introduced monthly markets at Fitzroy housing estate to redirect surplus from landfill and stocked our many street libraries.

Our 46,000 members also know about our online offerings like:

  • our podcasts of author talks, book chats and panel discussions,
  • our Vimeo channel showcasing Storytime and activities for kids, and
  • Creative Bug providing craft tutorials and more,

just to name a few and all from the comfort of your own home!

It doesn't matter your age, interests or language. Whether you're looking to make jewellery, trace your family heritage, learn a new language, code with Lego or start a business. Your local library can make it happen!

Books you say?

We have one of the largest collections in Australia including nearly 4,000 free audiobooks and over 30,000 free movies and documentaries.

What will happen next?

Share your ideas by 5pm Friday 10 December and be in the prize draw for one of 4 Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 tablets!

Take the survey below, or come and talk to us at:

Saturday 6 November 8am to 1pm

Carlton North Farmers Market, Carlton North Primary School

Saturday 13 November 10am to 1pm ** Cancelled due to weather will update with new dates shortly **

Gleadell Street Market, cnr Gleadell and Highett Streets Richmond

Tuesday 23 November 3pm to 5pm

Harmsworth Reserve, Collingwood

Saturday 4 December: 10am to 1pm

Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy