Making the most of your exam preparation with Sacha Kaluri

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Sitting for school exams? Arrgh!

Sitting for  school exams? Arrgghh!!! If your feeling a bit overwhelemed join leading youth expert Sacha Kaluri and find out how to make the most out of your exam preparation. Come along and gain some practical advice on getting the most out of study and managing stress levels.

Thursday 14th October 4.30-5.30 pm

Northcote Library 

Book Online    or call 1300655355

Suitable for 12-18 year olds  

Live music in the Library

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Decibels CD Collection Launch

Decibels CD Collection Launch

Love local music? Decibels Records is a youth led record label that has been working with young local artists for the past seven years to record and release music.

Join us for the launch of the complete Decibels CD collection in the library, with live music from past Decibels artists Connor Harry- Blackall and TALI. Listen to some great local tunes and borrow the music from the library!

The Decibels studio will be open if you’d like to check out the facilities. 
Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Reservoir Library Youth Lounge  

Register for a reminder  or call 1300 655 355.

Inky Award voting is open!

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Inky Longlist 2016

These great books have been selected by teens, for teens as the best new reads. Whether you like mystery, romance, adventure, drama...the Inkys Awards have it all!

View the shortlist  announced by the seven teen judges


Vote  for your favourite title, and you could win all 20 books on the 2016 Inky Awards longlist!

Check out the titles on our catalogue  to see reviews 







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Digital comics now available

Now every day can be free Comic Book day!

Over 18,000 comics and graphic novels are available to stream or download

Check them out 

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





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Playstations now in all branches

Take advantage of the chance to play on a PS4 at any of our branches!

Games include Driveclub, Little Big Planet 3, FIFA 15 and NBA 2K15

Games switch over every few weeks, it's free to use - just come to the customer service desk to issue a controller and enjoy.

Please note: Reservoir PS4 available in our Youth Lounge for 12-25 year olds only 

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

Love OZ YA

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Love OZ YA

Looking for something new to read? Why not look in your own backyard?

Loved The Hunger Games? Try The Sky so Heavy!

Loved The Fault in our Stars? Try Zac & Mia!

Compare International YA with local YA titles.