Sam Merrifield closure: May 25-27

By Hannah Barker / May 16, 2022 /

Please note that Sam Merrifield Library will be closed from Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 May inclusive while we renovate our front entryway. During this time: Staff will be available from 9am–5pm at both the Clocktower Centre* and the Moonee Ponds Courthouse* Baby Rhyme Time & Toddler Time will be held at the Clocktower Centre…

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Help us create your new Ascot Vale Library!

By Hannah Barker / April 14, 2022 /

Have Your Say on the new Ascot Vale Library The Ascot Vale Library is about to get bigger and better and we need your help! We’ve designed a plan for the redeveloped library, now we need your ideas: What do you like about the plans? What could be improved? What kind of groups/activities/services would you…

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Easter Closure

Easter Closure: April 15-18

By Hannah Barker / April 12, 2022 /

Please note our libraries will be closed for four days over the Easter long weekend. Closed: Friday 15 April Saturday 16 April Sunday 17 April Monday 18 April All branches will reopen on Tuesday 19 April. Return chutes will remain open for the duration, however no items will be due during this time. Pick up…

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Have Your Say: Library Makerspace

By Hannah Barker / March 29, 2022 /

Should we create a Library Makerspace? Moonee Valley Libraries is considering establishing a Makerspace and we want to know your thoughts. A Makerspace provides equipment, tools and space in a community environment to foster collaboration and hands-on learning. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_makerspace A Makerspace would be for community members to access independently or attend programming.…

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Your opinions matter to us

By Hannah Barker / March 15, 2022 /

The great Victorian Public Library Users Survey is now open. Share your experiences and have your say about library services & programs. The survey is open from Tuesday 15 March – Monday 28 March. It can be taken online, or in hardcopy at the library. Community languages are also available in hardcopy. It will only…

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Sam Merrifield closed March 9, 10 & 11

By Hannah Barker / February 28, 2022 /

Service update: temporary closure of Sam Merrifield Library Please note that Sam Merrifield will be closed to the public from Wednesday 9 March – Friday 11 March inclusive while new shelving is installed for our collection. Regular hours will recommence on Saturday 12 March at 9am. During this time a Contactless Collection service will be…

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Ascot Vale Grant Announcement

Upgrade for Ascot Vale Library

By Hannah Barker / February 2, 2022 /

We’re growing Ascot Vale Library! The smallest of our libraries is also one of our most beloved and is in high demand from our growing community. Thanks to a $1.5 million grant through the Living Libraries fund, Council will soon start works to expand the Library floorspace. This expansion will deliver on our commitment to…

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Service Update: temporary reduction of hours

By Hannah Barker / January 7, 2022 /

UPDATE Monday 24 January: All branches have now resumed standard opening hours. See here for hours.Beginning on Monday 10 January, Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre, Flemington Library and Niddrie Library will be temporarily closed in the evening on weekdays.  Reducing our opening hours will ensure enough staff are available to continue offering a consistent…

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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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