Community Programs SIG meeting

Join us in 2023! Zoom meeting link on the Community Programs SIG page in the PLV Member Portal. The Community Programs SIG aims to build connected, capable, and creative communities across the life-long spectrum via library programs and events. We share ideas and promote best practice in community programming across the state.

Australian Reading Hour


Australian Reading Hour has a short and sweet message: read, share, and enjoy books! #AustralianReadingHour #ARH23 #ReadShareEnjoy We’re asking all Australians across the nation to spend an hour on the day reading and sharing the stories they love with others. It’s a whole day, where the whole country talks about books together. Choose any hour...

Cultural Diversity Week

Statewide , Australia

Cultural Diversity Week is a time to celebrate the power, influence, and stories of Victoria's rich multicultural communities, and all Victorians are invited to participate through a variety of in-person events and activities. The 2023 Cultural Diversity Week theme is Our Past. Our Future: Celebrating and reflecting on the contributions of Victoria's multicultural communities. The theme invites...

Love Your Library in Your Language campaign

The Love Your Library in Your Language campaign aims to encourage library patrons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) to participate by writing a message of love to their local public library in their preferred language during in March during Cultural Diversity Week 11-21 March and Harmony Week 20-26 March 2023. The campaign is...

Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival

Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival is a yearly event that celebrates and encourages a love of reading, storytelling, creativity, diversity and learning. Brimbank City Council is delighted to present the 2023 program, which sees partnered events with Principal Sponsor, Victoria University, local writers and community groups. See here for full program details.

Harmony Week


Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Harmony celebrations The Department of Home Affairs leads national celebrations for Harmony Week to recognise diversity and inclusion activities that take place during the entire week. Harmony Week is celebrated during the week (Monday to Sunday) that ​includes 21 March,...

Sorry Day & Reconciliation Week

Theme: “Be a Voice for Generations” Reconciliation Victoria compiles a calendar of events – it encourages councils to submit their events to provide a state-wide picture of what’s on. Now is the time to share your activities. Click here for more details.

Refugee Week: Finding Freedom

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.



Theme: “For Our Elders” Take a look at National NAIDOC website if you would like more information. Victoria also has its own NAIDOC committee, which is seeking entries for the Victorian poster from Aboriginal artists in Victoria and also runs an awards celebration. Click here for more details.