10 things you may not know about Whittlesea Library


  1. Whittlesea Library and adjoining Community Activity Centre is a recognised Emergency Relief Centre.
    During emergency situations, residents of the township can evacuate to the library/community activity centre for safe haven. To aid in an emergency the library is equip with power, amenities, free wifi and more.

  2. Is home to Mr Whittles.
    This telepresence robot on a miniature segway-style base with an iPad mounted on a telescopic pole to engage isolated seniors in their community.

  3. Dancing for beginners!
    This library branch hosts weekly Rock and Roll Classes (Wednesday nights) and Line Dancing classes (Thursdays mornings).

  4. Opens at 9.00am
    Whittlesea Library is the only YPRL branch that opens its doors at 9.00am on weekdays.

  5. Intergenerational Storytime.
    These sessions are held with the residents at TLC Sunlight or Whittlesea Lodge and brings three generations (seniors, parents and children) together to form fun and meaningful relationships. We all have so much to teach and learn from each other that the result of these sessions are always magical.

  6. Genealogy Tutoring
    For those who need help with their family history research, you can book in to see the lovely volunteer Elaine! Wednesdays (10.00am-2.00pm)

  7. Have a passion for youth.
    This library offers regular programs for teens. YA café for book chats, study spaces and in May there is an online learning session and YA R U OK?

  8. Digital Conversion technology.
    Introductory sessions happen regularly to teach the basics of converting VHS tapes to digital.

  9. There’s a PlayStation.
    Just walk in and play!

  10. Free tea and coffee.
    Pop in any time for tea or coffee and relax! Plus there is a cosy

FUN FACT: Whittlesea Library was built to replace a popular Mobile Library stop.

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