Public Libraries Victoria supports a range of projects across the state, each designed to enhance the services we provide to our communities.

BIG Summer Read

A Victorian Statewide Reading Program 1 December 2021 – 31 January 2022

The Big Summer Read, developed by the Children’s and Youth Services Special Interest Group (CYS SIG) aims to slow the slide by engaging children and their families in a fun and dynamic campaign supported by Beanstack, a user-friendly website (with an intuitive mobile app) that makes it easy to register, track reading and earn digital ‘badges’ as rewards for reaching reading milestones.

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Statewide Public Library Development Projects 2021– 2023

Three statewide projects are currently underway:

  • Libraries for Health & Wellbeing
  • Advocate
  • Sector Capability Lifting

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Statewide Public Library Development Projects 2017 – 2020

Three statewide projects are currently underway:

  • Advocate
  • Learn and Lead
  • Read

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Social Seniors

A series of hands-on workshops to build the skills and confidence of older people using technology to safely meet and connect with people.

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Inclusive Practices

Library events designed to cater to the unique needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Libraries After Dark

Late closing times and free events that create a safe, welcoming, fun place for the community to be.

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Libraries Change Lives

Victorian public libraries change lives by offering communities a place to learn, create and belong.

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