Libraries Change Lives

 05 May 2021

Madelon Mother of Dragons

Be Surprised By Libraries

Five short videos have been produced to tell surprising, moving and unique stories about the way individuals use their local Victorian libraries to enrich and empower their lives.

Watch these touching stories on the Monash Libraries social media or the Public Libraries Victoria social media. A new video will be released daily at 11am from Monday 3 May - Friday 7 May 2021. #BeSurprisedByLibraries

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.

Social Media

Facebook: monashlibraries  Instagram: #monashlibraries  Twitter: @MonashLibraries

Facebook: @publiclibrariesvictoria Instagram: @librarieschangelives Twitter: @PubLibrariesVic



Our Pandemic Story

We're telling OUR story!

2020 was a year we'll never forget. 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 You Tube channel.



What can you do?

Like and share the stories to your network of friends
Get involved by sharing your story about how libraries changed your life.
Read the stories we've received.


About the Campaign

The Libraries Change Lives campaign seeks to highlight 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 growing communities.


Visit to learn more. #LibrariesChangeLives