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Library Events



The following arrangement is in place in response to COVID-19.

The Bairnsdale Library is open regular opening hours with a maximum of 20 patrons in the building. All other libraries including mobile libraries remain closed as part of a staged re-opening process.

If you need reading materials at any location we can help, please call 5152 4225 or email us on library@egipps.vic.gov.au.  You can organise a day and we will supply you with library items.

All loans have been extended and are now due 31 July 2020.


Due to the current social distancing rules, library programs at all locations have been cancelled. 




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Receive emails about upcoming library programs, events and activities.


To join our email list and receive the Libraries Connect email newsletter, contact us...

by email library@egipps.vic.gov.au

by phone 5152 4225

or complete an online application form




17/08/2020 - 21/08/2020


Virtual Science Snippets - Online science demonstrations


Follow along with us as we conduct fun and easy science experiments!

Videos will be posted at 4.00 pm daily during National Science Week on East Gippsland Shire Council’s Facebook page and on YouTube at East Gippy TV.


Monday 17 August - Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano
Tuesday 18 August - Light Refraction Experiment
Wednesday 19 August - Does an Orange Float or Sink?
Thursday 20 August – Experience Gravity Free Water
Friday 21 August – Blowing Up Balloons with CO2


Phone the library on 5152 4225 for more information.  


17/10/2020 - 23/10/2020


Curious Creatures, Wild Minds - Draw a Picture/Write a Story Competition

2020 CBCA Book Week

Let your mind run wild!

Draw a picture or write a story about a curious creature that you have seen, would like to see, or have imagined.  Download the entry form here.


Prizes awarded in each category.

First prize - $50 book voucher
Second prize - $30 book voucher
Third prize - $20 book voucher


Entries close - Friday 9 October

For more information you can contact the library on (03) 5152 4225 or email us on library@egipps.vic.gov.au




The Children's Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc.

Virtual CBCA Judges' Talk


Join us for this year's virtual CBCA Judges' Talk

Join us for a chance to hear four of the Victorian based CBCA Book of Year Award Judges discuss the 2020 Shortlist and Notable books.

Who should attend: Teachers (Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, TAFE and Tertiary sectors), literacy coordinators, students, parents, librarians, authors and illustrators and the general public.

You will need to supply an email address when booking which we will use to send the Zoom meeting URL and password, as well as the schedule/running sheet for the Judges’ Talk



4.30 pm - Welcome/introduction

4.40 pm - Older reader

4.55 pm - Younger reader

5.10 pm - Eve Pownall award

5.50 pm - Early childhood

6.05 pm - Picture books

6.20 pm - Wrap up

*schedule subject to change*


Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the Bairnsdale Library for this free event.



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