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Winter weather perfect time to curl up with a book from your local library

20 June 2017

Escape the winter weather and curl up with a good book from Kingston Libraries.

Kingston Mayor David Eden said Kingston’s eight libraries offered an incredible service to the community.

“In addition to providing a wealth of books, magazines and digital items for loan, local libraries are also key community hubs,” Cr Eden said.

“They host thousands of people of all ages throughout the year who gather together for a wide range of activities to help build community connection and literacy skills”

Events on offer include baby storytime, children’s reading clubs, school holiday activities, family history research groups, author talks, technology workshops and much, much more.

“If you haven’t visited lately, I’d encourage you to take another look at all the activities on offer at your local library,” Cr Eden said.

The most popular books borrowed from Kingston Libraries in the past 12 months were:
Adult fiction:  The dry by Jane Harper –  borrowed 67 times
Non-fiction:  Reckoning : a memoir by Magda Szubanski – borrowed 113 times
Junior fiction:  The 78-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths/illustrated by Terry Denton – borrowed 104 times

Last year Kingston Libraries:

  • had 2,942,273 contacts with our community including borrowing items from our branches, visiting the library for events and activities, online catalogue searches, home library visits, school visits and more.
  • loaned 1,117,434 items
  • hosted 24,759 babies, children and parents attending a storytime session.

Kingston Libraries has eight branches at: Chelsea, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Dingley, Highett, Moorabbin, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes.  A new branch will also be opened later this year at the Westall Community Hub, which is currently under construction.   


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