The Younger Young Writers' Program 2 - 5 October

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Are you a young writer aged 13–17? Would you like to learn all about the world of publishing from a team of expert editors, a mentor, and working with other excellent young writers? The Younger Young Writers’ Program at the National Young Writers’ Festival is looking for participants right now. Find out more about YYWP

Inky Awards Shortlist - winners announced October21

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The shortlist for the Gold and Silver Inky has been announced.
Find the titles on our catalogue and add your own review.

Vote for your favourite

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by you. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.


Make an Impact Photography Competition - Winners announced

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Make an Impact!

Check out the winners of the Make an Impact Photography competition held earlier this year. 


Premier's Reading Challenge 2014

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Premier's Reading Challenge 2014

The 2014 Premier's Reading Challenge is now open.
Find books in your age range and year level here

Find out about Paper Cuts , Victoria’s first book trailer and book cover design competition for secondary schools.

Create a book film trailer or design a book cover and be in the running to win some great prizes. 

Looking for some great reads? Try these!

Shortlist:  Best Writing for Young Adults
Summer Reads!

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards are designed to honour and reward literary achievement by Australian writers. These books are on the shorlist for the best Writing for Young Adults:

Friday Brown
by Vikki Wakefield

by Fiona Wood

My Life as an Alphabet
by Barry Jonsberg
Find out more about each of these books here

Reading Rocks!

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Visit Darebin Libraries to see just how rockin' reading can be - and in the meantime, check out the new titles we have, find out about your favourite authors or see what else we have.

New releases

Author websites




Crank it Up!

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Libraries aren't just about books - and we want to let you know about the new CDs and DVDs available to borrow here at Darebin. You can also check out some great music and movie sites!  

Music websites 

Anime Links  



Xbox 360

Take advantage of the chance to play on an Xbox at Preston, Northcote and Reservoir Libraries!

Games include Kinect JoyRide, Sports, Virtua for tennis, MotionSports, Kinectimals and Adventures.

Games switch over every few weeks, it's free to use - just come along and enjoy.

Study Stuff

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Life can’t be all fun and games – but allow Darebin Libraries to make studying just that bit easier!

Online Resources
Library Catalogue

Writing an essay for school? Check out this great site with advice on what to do, heaps of information on different topics, and images which you can use!




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If you need info about jobs, health, life... get hooked up here with links to a stack of different sites covering all that and more!  Trying to work out your future, or maybe you want to become a volunteer?  Just pick and click! 

Youth links

Find out more about local servicemen and women from Darebin

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Darebin Heritage Website

Like most Australian towns, Northcote and Preston paid heavily in the battles of the First World War. Find out about their intriguing stories in Brian Membrey's comprehensive record of hundreds of local service personnel who lost their lives during the conflict.