Make an Impact Photography Competition - Winners announced

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Make an Impact!

The winners have been announced! The top ten entries are on display in the Northcote Library. So head to Northcote to see what impact they make on you!
...Or, for a sneak preview, click here ...


Inky Awards Longlist - you be the judge!

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Are you looking for something good to read? Want to tell someone what you think? Why not become an Inky Awards Judge?

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by you. If you want to be a judge find out more here

Check out The Inky Awards Longlist today

There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.


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!  

New release CDs

New release DVDs

Music websites 

Anime Links  



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Take advantage of the chance to see your gaming talents played out on a big screen and book the Wii at Reservoir Library!  Games include Sonic and Mario at the Olympic Games, Wii Sport, and Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz.

Games switch over every eight weeks; it costs nothing and can be booked for up to an hour a day - all you need is your library card.

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.