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TOP LOANS 2021

Top Titles 2021

Check out the most borrowed items from Moonee Valley Libraries in 2021! How many did you read? Top adult fiction Title Author The Survivors Jane Harper Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens The Dictionary of Lost Words Pip Williams The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett Apples Never Fall Liane Moriarty The Labyrinth : a pastoral Amanda…

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Winners announced – Strange Days

The inaugural Moonee Valley Libraries writing award launched this year, to the theme of Strange Days. We received 200 entries from writers all over Victoria. The judging panel read all entries anonymously and were highly impressed by the quality and creativity of the writing. A shortlist of 10 was passed on to our guest judge,…

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Your Next Three Reads Blog Post

Your Next Three Reads

Not sure what to read next? Let our reading experts pick your next three reads based on your reading preferences! Complete the online request form or ask for a paper form at your library branch and one of our staff members will curate a bag of three books just for you. You will be notified…

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Brain Buster Bags

Brain Buster Bags are back

You asked and we delivered – Brain Buster Bags are back! After the roaring of success of our curated bags of books for children during lockdown, they will be making an indefinite return to all branches. How does it work? Call your local branch 48 hours in advance of visiting the library and request a…

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Big Summer Read

BIG Summer Read

Join us for the BIG Summer Read, a statewide reading challenge for children! The BIG Summer Read starts Wednesday 1 December 2021 and registration is now open. Log your reading over summer to win prizes! To get started, download the Beanstack app or visit https://plv.beanstack.org/reader365. Prizes include a Sprite Micro scooter (with LED wheels!), gift cards…

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Brain Buster Bags

Brain Buster Bags

We know that it can be hard to choose books for your kids without being in the library. The solution? Brain Buster Bags! These are curated bags full of books and more based on your child’s age group. Every bag is different and hand selected by our own children’s librarians. How? Simply call your local branch,…

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Strange Days 2021 Writing Award

There is nothing more powerful than a true story. Strange Days is a creative non-fiction writing prize presented by Moonee Valley Libraries to provide people an opportunity to share their stories and connect during a time of disruption, pain and change. Explore your creativity and craft by writing a 1500-word non-fiction essay to the theme of Strange…

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Romancing the listener

Did you know that Moonee Valley Libraries has its own podcast, ReadNow? Get the latest reading news and suggestions from our book loving hosts, Jennie and Jackie. Hear from guest speakers and explore the world of words from wherever you happen to be. In the latest episode we’re getting cosy with romance novels and the…

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