Programs and Services

Books for Babies 

Gannawarra Libraries partners with Maternal and Child Health to deliver Books for Babies, Books for Babies supports families to bond with their children through reading together.  The program provides information about reading and a new book to families with infants at their four month Maternal and Health visit. Library staff also visit new Mum’s groups to talk about the joy, and great learning opportunities provided by reading to your child.

Books for Babies is based upon research by Let’s Read, a national, evidence-based early literacy initiative that promotes reading with children from birth to five years. You can find out more about Let’s Read and checkout their reading tip sheets for various ages at the Lets Read website.

Books on Wheels

Books on Wheels delivers books, magazines, audio books and DVD’s to people who are unable to access the library themselves. 

To register for the Books on Wheels contact the Sir John Gorton Library on (03) 5452 1546.

Once registered, a library staff member will visit the home of the participant to get to know them and gain an understanding of the types of resources they would like to receive. Councils Community Care team will then link participants with a volunteer to deliver resources to their home on a monthly basis.

Genealogy

A genealogy collection is housed in the Genealogy Room at the Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang. This collection contains:

  • Kerang Newspapers on Microfilm
  • Australian genealogy resources
  • Local and family history resources

In-house access is also provided to ancestry.com.

Local cemetery and valuation records can be accessed via the Gannawarra Library Catalogue website

Research support can be arranged through the Kerang & District Family History Group website

Library Link – Cohuna

Library Link allows elderly or disabled users to regularly access the library collection, when they would otherwise find it difficult to get to the library. 

  • Library Link runs every second Monday 1pm - 3pm
  • Participants are picked up and returned home using council transport (no charge)
  • Participants have the opportunity to choose their own library books
  • Afternoon tea is provided
  • Participants have the opportunity for social interaction with other members and library users

For more information contact Cohuna Library on (03) 5453 2124.

Other Services

  • Internet access
  • WiFi
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Faxing