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The Lab technology club

By Hannah Barker / February 7, 2022 /

The Lab is a network of technology clubs for children and young people who identify as being on the autism spectrum and who enjoy working with computers. There are four sessions run weekly at Moonee Valley Libraries locations during school terms. Each session is led by mentors, who are professional programmers, graphic designers, 3D modellers and software designers. There are no…

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Library on the Move at Strathmore

By Hannah Barker / December 21, 2021 /

Have you heard? Moonee Valley Libraries has a brand new mobile library van! The Library on the Move brings all the very best of our library services to a neighbourhood near you. We are thrilled to be popping up on Woodland Street in Strathmore weekly from 18 January 2022, with more locations to be announced…

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Winners announced – Strange Days

By Hannah Barker / December 21, 2021 /

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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Brain Buster Bags are back

By Hannah Barker / November 23, 2021 /

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

By Hannah Barker / November 22, 2021 /

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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Storytimes are back outdoors

By Hannah Barker / November 12, 2021 /

Pack your blankets, slap on a hat and slop on some sunscreen. We are bringing outdoor Baby Rhyme Time, Toddler Time and Storytimes back for a limited time in the lead up to the summer holidays! All of the following events run from 10.15am-11am. Date Location Program Monday 15 November Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Preschool…

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Live Online Storytimes

By Hannah Barker / October 1, 2021 /

Big news for parents! For the month of October we will be Zooming back into live online storytimes! Baby Rhyme Time (0-18 months): 10am MondaysTodder Time (18 months-3 years): 10am TuesdaysPreschool Storytime (3-5 years): 10am Thursdays Bookings are required and places are limited so get in quick. On Wednesday afternoons we will also be uploading…

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Brain Buster Bags

By Hannah Barker / September 28, 2021 /

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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Online Storytimes are back!

By Hannah Barker / September 7, 2021 /

By popular demand, we are bringing back our online storytimes for a limited time only in the lead up to the September school holidays. Join us on Facebook or YouTube for the next two Mondays (Baby Rhyme Time), Tuesdays (Toddler Time) and Wednesdays (Preschool Storytime) for stories, songs and fun with your favourite librarians. These…

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Strange Days 2021 Writing Award

By Hannah Barker / August 26, 2021 /

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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