Libraries Change Lives

Mother of Dragons

Libraries Change Lives is a state-wide campaign that highlights the positive impacts that Victorian public libraries have on their communities.

Public Library Users Survey

Take part in the great Victorian public library users survey and have your say about library services and programs. Let us know what you value and what you'd like to see more of. Survey runs from 15 - 28 March.

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The campaign highlights the role of public libraries in building literate, productive, healthy and engaged communities with the goal of ensuring libraries get the support they need to grow, and provide vital services to their communities. 

Health and Wellbeing focus at your libraries

Over the last year we have run programs such as Laughter Yoga, Chair Yoga, Boost your immunity, Strokesafe information sessions, Vegan online cooking classes and the Walk and Talk Book Club. In March we are part of the Share the Dignity program to end period poverty.

To improve social connections and mental well-being we offer Brain Training, Jobs Programs, Migrant support programs, author talks and Pride/LGBTIQA+ programs.

For more information check the City of Monash Health and Wellbeing Plan

Our Pandemic Story

 

 

2020 was a year we'll never forget. 2021 is becoming another unforgettable year. However, as much as we would like to move past it, there is value in recording our pandemic experiences and remembering the lessons learnt from this recent history.

That's why we have created a short documentary about our experience as a public library during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch it on our YouTube Channel.

 

Libraries Celebrate Mother Languages

Public Libraries Victoria show how libraries celebrate the diversity of our community and their mother languages in this short video on You Tube.
Watch Monash Librarian Emma show her mother language. Did you know people with more than one language also have improved problem solving, memory and listening skills? 

 

Mother of Dragons: Be Surprised By Libraries

Five short videos were produced in May 2021 to tell surprising, moving and unique stories about the way individuals use their local libraries to enrich and empower their lives. 
The "Mother of Dragons" video showcases Madelon and volunteer Mrs Wang from our Mandarin Conversation Circle program.
It has been a very special journey for Madelon as well as the staff who have been part of her experience. We thank you for sharing your story with Public Libraries Victoria and allowing people everywhere to hear about the impact that our program has had on you.

 

 
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