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Published Monday 24 June 2019
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More than 30,000 visits in two months

In just one year, more than 200,000 books, CDs and DVDs have been borrowed from Mitchell Shire Council’s libraries – with more than 30,000 visits in April and May this year alone.

Community members can access libraries in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan as well as the new pop-up library in Beveridge which also offers most library services.

The library service includes books, journals, newspapers, magazines, music, movies, tablets and laptops.

Collections are just part of the story. Libraries change lives every single day and are at the forefront of innovative development throughout Mitchell Shire.

They’re popular with the community too. Earlier this month, Council’s robotics classes were fully booked just a few hours after they were announced.

Libraries deliver essential services to residents, students and visitors, allowing people to use the internet, work on school projects and offer a safe space for people to relax.

Other programs include robotics classes, school holiday activities, baby bookworms, toddler read and rhyme and storytime. There is also a co-working space at Kilmore Library every Friday.

For more information or to tell others how libraries have changed your life, visit www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/librarieschangelives today.

Quotes Attributable to Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Bill Chisholm

“Our shire is growing with more new residents every week. Libraries aren’t just about books. They offer a range of services for everybody from the young to the old and everyone between.

“Our libraries are changing lives every day with educational classes, new books and a host of innovative courses and activities which people can sign up for.

“It is encouraging to see so many loans in one year. People are getting out to learn and they’re getting together with others. This connection is a good basis for active and resilient communities into the future and a great way to help foster a strong sense of community.”

This page was last updated on 24 June 2019.