Connect: Connecting communities

We welcome all members of our community. Resources and programs are developed in response to community feedback.


Key Achievements for 2016-17

  • We hosted a special ‘up late’ edition of the Writers@Stanton (WAS) program featuring local authors Fiona Higgins, Maggie Joel and Suzanne Leal. Over the year, Stanton had the opportunity to host authors and celebrities such as Liane Moriarty, Jimmy Barnes, Cadel Evans, Susan Carland, David Marr and Kathy Lette as part of the WAS program. A feature added to our WAS program is that the talks can now be accessed on iTunes.

  • This year we raised awareness for Homelessness Week, Refugee Week and Dementia Awareness Week and celebrated Neighbours Day, NAIDOC Week and Divali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • For children’s Book Week, we held an author talk with award-winning children’s author, Ursula Dubosarsky and our annual Book Week Picnic and our popular Teddy Bear's Picnic.

  • The Home Library Service team began circulating 5 digital tablet devices loaded with 220 eBooks and eAudiobooks to Home Library Service customers with training and support provided.

  • For Bastille Day, we hosted a free French Jazz concert at Don Bank Museum.

  • Staff offered Technology Test Drive sessions which guided people on how find legal and health information online, how to use Zinio, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

  • As part of the Seniors Festival, Dr Nicola Gates gave a well attended talk about how to energise your brain, there was a discussion about successful grandparenting and a talk on housing experiences of older Australians as well as a ballroom dancing class.

  • We organised a program of events for Law Week, Health Week and Mental Health Month and History Week which included a talk on cyber law, a hands-on session learning how to make healthy and delicious Bliss Balls, spine health checks, Qi energy workshop and yoga workshops.

“I'm so impressed with the service I receive every single time I visit the library or call the library. Everyone is extremely pleasant and helpful. Thank you so much! It is a delight to have such lovely people working in our local library.” Sally F (4/06/17)

About the Home Library Service “I am really enjoying the books, the selection is excellent.”  Mrs Kew.

“You look after your borrowers and volunteers very well.”  Gil N. (Home Library Service volunteer)

Twitter  Thank you @Stanton_Library for a great event, wonderful audience, perceptive questions. What a fab program, team & facility you have! – Caroline Baum (Author of the memoir “Only”)