Library news

Summer Read Super Search for Kids

There are five elephants hiding in the library! Help us find them and you could win a new iPad. 
This summer, kids from prep to grade 6 can become a star detective and win great prizes in the Summer Read Super Search at their local Melton City Library. Unlock secret codes, solve puzzles and read some great books while you search high and low to find five sneaky elephants hiding in each library branch. Summer Read Super Search Maps available now at your local branch.

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Take Your Best Shot Photo Comp

The Take Your Best Shot Photo Comp is back for 2018/19. Whether it’s a place, people, an event, whatever – we want you to capture what this city means to you. Pick up your camera or phone and get snapping for your chance to win! We’ve got $2000 in prizes up for grabs across 12-15, 16-20, and 21-25 age divisions.  

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New Melton City Libraries App

 We’re super excited to announce the launch of the new Melton City Libraries App, which makes it easy to access all the great services your library has to offer from your smartphone or device. Manage your loans, place holds, search the catalogue and ditch your library card!

Read more on our eCollections page


Lift Replacement at Melton Library

The lift at the Melton Library and Learning Hub is being replaced between 22 October and mid December 2018.

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Short Story Competition Winners

Winners have been announced in the 2018 Melton City Libraries Short Story Competition.

View finalists' entries


Library Satisfaction Survey

Our Library Satisfaction Survey has now closed.



Kanopy Movies Now Available for Members

Melton City Libraries has just added Kanopy movies to its list of eCollections. Kanopy offers streaming of more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, and it's free with your library card.

Check out Kanopy at our eCollections page



Atherstone Library Access Point

The Atherstone Library Access Point offers self-service access to the online library and catalogue, and a secure locker system to collect reserved library items.

Melton City Libraries is excited to launch this extension of services into the community, which has been generously funded by Lendlease.

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1000 Books

Reading together is the best way to encourage a love of books in your child.  Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school. 

One in five Australian children are developmentally vulnerable and struggle to learn when they enter school.  Research shows that children who start school behind typically stay behind.  Early literacy forms the basis for later literacy and academic achievement.  Reading with children from birth until they begin school is crucial in developing a child’s future ability to read and write. 

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