Libraries and Learning Centres Near Olivia
In today’s fast-paced digital era, libraries and learning centres play a vital role in fostering knowledge, inspiration, and community engagement. The City of Melton offers many options whether you’re a bookworm, lifelong learner, activities for the kids, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat.
Melton City Libraries
With two vibrant libraries, six convenient library access points, and free membership the community is enriched with learning resources and services.
The two local libraries are in Melton and Caroline Springs, less than 15 minutes from Olivia. Melton Library & Learning Hub is a state-of-the art community hub in the heart of Melton, with two spacious floors featuring plenty of communal study and lounge spaces, it is the perfect place for relaxation, learning and family-friendly entertainment. “Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub is a lively community hub in the heart of Caroline Springs, with flexible spaces and a range of resources and technology, it is a great place to visit for work or play.” (City of Melton).
Both libraries are open 7 days a week (excluding public holidays); however, if you can’t come to the library in person, Melton City Library members who live within the Melton City Council area, can receive a free delivery once every six weeks!
The libraries also have a range of fun, free programs just for kids and host lots of activities during the school holidays. Check out the dedicated “Kids’ Corner” page for more information.
At the library access points, you’ll find innovative “smart shelves” to explore a range of library items, self-checkout stations making borrowing and returning items a breeze, and a holds shelf to ensure easy collection of your reserved materials. While the library access points are only staffed at specific times, you can easily view the locations and opening hours here.
Community Activity & Learning Centres
The City of Melton also offers Community Activity and Learning Centres with 20 centres throughout the area. The centres provide opportunities for community members to learn new skills and join community groups fostering personal growth and community engagement.
Lifelong Learning Festival
“The Lifelong Learning Festival is a celebration of learning opportunities that are available year-round across our wonderful municipality in our community centres, libraries, other facilities and beyond. An inclusive community event, the festival provides opportunities for free activities across the municipality to all age groups, abilities, and interests. Participating in the festival gives you the opportunity to explore new learning experiences where you’ll meet new people, discover new interests and of course, have fun!
The festival showcases a program of free events covering a range of topics under the festival themes including:
- Learning for Sustainability
- Learning for Taste
- Learning for Earning
- Learning for Health
- Learning for Creativity
- Learning for Tech Skills
- Learning for Fun
Learn more about the Lifelong Learning Festival via Melton Learning Directory website.” (City of Melton).
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Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is based on general knowledge and information available at the time of publishing.
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