Adult literacy resources
The 'Welcome to the Library' reader
The ‘Welcome to the Library’ reader, video and accompanying teacher resource were developed by Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services in partnership with Melton City Council. The project was supported by funding from the State Library of Victoria.
The reader aims to raise awareness of libraries and the services they provide for the community, while the teacher resource offers a range of learning opportunities for both literacy and EAL (English Additional Language) students.
The 'Welcome to the Library' video
Download the ‘Welcome to the Library’ reader(PDF, 3MB)
Download the ‘Welcome to the Library’ teacher resource(PDF, 2MB)
Play the 'Welcome to the Library' song:
Play the 'Welcome to the Library' song backing track (no vocals)
Library Resources which support literacy and EAL learning
The Melton City Libraries collection includes items in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Macedonian, Maltese, Sinhalese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Events and programs
Melton City Libraries offers a number of regular sessions which support literacy and EAL including:
Job Lab is a free regular session to improve your resume and job seeking skills with the help of a qualified careers advisor. Get advice on online job searching, applications and cover letters.
Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries | Alternating Thursdays |10am-12pm
English Conversation Class
Come along and improve your English speaking, reading and writing skills.
Caroline Springs Library: Wednesdays 9.30am and Fridays 1pm
Please note this is during school terms only.
The library has free events and programs all year round. You can view all of our current events at our bookings page. Bookings are essential for most events.
For the quickest access to Melton City Libraries bookings, sign up for our monthly eNewsletter.
This online language learning system teaches actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, including English. It’s so easy and effective, you’ll be talking after just one lesson.
To get started, visit Mango Languages, click 'create a profile' and enter your email address and a password. Once you have created your profile, you will be able to sign in and use the Mango app if you prefer.
Visit Mango Languages
Download the Mango App: Apple IOS | Android
Browse and read thousands of full content premium newspapers and magazines from around the globe, covering 82 countries and 39 languages. To login please use your library card number.
Browse the PressReader collection
Download the PressReader App
LinkedIn Learning is the next generation of Lynda.com. You’ll find all your favourite Lynda.com courses alongside a more personalised and data-driven learning experience, as well as new features to help you learn, like Q&A and Learning Groups. Simply log in using your library card number and password.
Browse classes at LinkedIn Learning
Over 500 online continuing education courses available for free with 24/7 access and real instructors. Subjects include Arts and photography, Computer training, Business, Personal Finance, Pet and Animal care, Cooking, Crafts, Parenting, Office Skills, Professional development, Music, Personal Care and much, much more...
Browse classes at Universal Class
Log in with your library card number to instantly access a powerful database that provides a direct, secure link to hundreds of computer skills' Tutorials. It requires no teacher-supervision whatsoever, and offers all students immediate, quick-lesson education. Choose from many options including computer basics, internet basics, Windows 7, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Ms Access, Dreamweaver, Photoshop CS3, web design, Youtube, Twitter, Skype and many others.
Browse classes at the Computer School
A website for Australian learners who want to practice their skills before taking their Driver Knowledge Test. Features both car and motorcycle tests.