Media Releases

Monday 16 April 2018

Celebrated local author Susan Green is set to visit Castlemaine and Woodend Libraries, to discuss her latest book How Bright Are All Things Here.

Susan is best known for the award-winning Verity Sparks series for children, but she has recently changed direction with the release of her first novel for adults, a book about art, family, love and secrets.

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Romsey, Woodend and Castlemaine Libraries will be welcoming first-time author and biographer Michelle Scott-Tucker in April.

In the midst of juggling a young family, a demanding day job and a blog, Michelle has written her first novel, Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the edge of the World, a stunning achievement of storytelling and scholarship.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

School aged children are invited to pop into their local library these school holidays to join in some fun, free and educational activities.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer children in the region a varied range of activities to try these school holidays,” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Libraries Programs and Events Coordinator.

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Goldfields Libraries now offer a home library service to individuals who are unable to visit the library in the Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shires. The service is run by trained volunteers who select library items that reflect the borrower’s preferences, or items the borrower has reserved themselves, and deliver them to their home on a monthly basis.

Thursday 1 March 2018

Authors are aplenty at Goldfields Libraries this autumn, with over a dozen authors set to visit branches across the region.

Friday 23 February 2018

Gisborne Library will be closed for public safety reasons for two and a half days from Thursday 1 March to Saturday 3 March inclusive for major demolition works.

The works are part of the planned $500,000 upgrade to Gisborne Library funded by the Victorian Government, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Goldfields Library Corporation.

Friday 23 February 2018

Jeff Apter has been writing for over 25 years and is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. His biographies include the Finn brothers, the Bee Gees, Silverchair, John Farnham and Keith Urban.

Friday 23 February 2018

Maura the Clairvoyant Cruise Ship Librarian is a baby boomer and feisty to boot!  Maura performs at libraries world-wide, but has taken a break from cruising the seas to perform her comedy show chock-full of characters, stories and observations about ageing, caring for elderly family and friends and doing what we can not to get ‘old’!

Monday 19 February 2018

Goldfields Libraries participate in the national Summer Reading Club each year with the aim of encouraging school aged children to read for pleasure over the long summer break.

All members receive a Summer Reading Club pack and become eligible to win prizes upon reading 10 books.

Friday 16 February 2018

A recent meeting between community members and Goldfields Libraries has seen some welcome changes in the children’s area at the Library.