Events and Programs
Big Summer Read
The Big Summer Read is back from 1 December 2023 through to 31 January 2024! If you're aged between 0-18 years and love to read or listen to books this program is for you.
The Big Summer Read, developed by Public Libraries Victoria, aims to raise awareness of the benefits of reading over summer and ensure children continue to build on the skills learned at school.
This year, Public Libraries Victoria are offering book packs for four age category winners:
Ages 0-4 – board books
Ages 5-8 – picture books
Ages 9-12 – junior fiction/graphic novels
Ages 12-18 – YA fiction/graphic novels
To take part simply -
- Register online at Beanstack Registration (early registration is open now)
- Download the free Beanstack app from the App Store or Google Play (Only Beanstack entries will be eligible for the Statewide prize draw.)
- Read at least 10 books and record them on the Beanstack app from December 1 2023
But that's not all - we've got 2 bumper prize packs up for grabs for those who visit any of our library branches (Kerang, Cohuna Leitchville or Quambatook) and collect and fill out the Reading Journal (one entry per child).
Be Connected Presentations
Seniors are invited to come along to eSafety's free online Be Connected presentations being streamed at the Sir John Gorton Library over the next few months.
These presentations are aimed at helping to provide older Australians with the knowledge and skills to use technology with confidence and keep safer online.
Call the Sir John Gorton Library to book in to any of the sessions on 5452 1546.
Pip Williams - Online Discussion and Q&A Session
Join BorrowBox content expert Natasha Boyd and bestselling author Pip Williams for an in-depth online discussion and Q&A session on Wednesday 13 December at 7.00pm.
Originally born in London before moving to Australia, the Adelaide Hills resident is best known for her sensational debut and award-winner, The Dictionary of Lost Words – a Reese’s Book Club pick and New York Times bestseller with almost 1.5 million digital and physical copies sold worldwide.
In 2023, Williams followed up this extraordinary success with her companion novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, again combining her talent for historical research and beautiful storytelling in a stunning, instant bestseller.
To register for this free Zoom event click here.
Book Chat - Kerang
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we share favourite books, get ideas on what to read next and discuss book inspired themes. Morning tea provided.
Books on Wheels
Books on Wheels delivers books, magazines, audio books and DVDs 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 contact the participant to get to know them and gain an understanding of the types of resources they would like to receive and arrange delivery.