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