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Library Events
We offer events for people of all ages at our libraries.

We host library events for children, teens and adults.

Events are divided into all-ages, children and teens, or adults.

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A M Pearson Park
173 Day Avenue, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric)


Park
Amy Shade Reserve
157-155 Main Road, Lindenow
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Apex Park
Cnr Princes Highway and Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Balmoral Crescent Reserve
52 Balmoral Crescent, Eastwood
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Baum Park
Princes Highway, Cann River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Bemm River Foreshore
Sydenham Parade, Bemm River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Bonang Public Hall
213A Bonang Highway, Bonang
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall
Reserve
Bruthen Rec Reserve
6 Murphys Lane, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall
Park
Bullumwaal Road Reserve
127 Bullumwall Road, Wy Yung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail

Park
Reserve
Cameron Cresent
24 Cameron Crescent, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Creighton St Park
Creighton St/Laughtons Road, Kalimna
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davies Street
7 Davies Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davison Oval
Macleod Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Skate park

Park
Reserve
Eastern Beach
Eastern Beach Road, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Esplanade - Foreshore
Esplanade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Skate Park, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Ferry Reserve
Seventh Parade, Raymond Island
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park
Reserve
Forest Park
1 Nicholson Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park
Reserve
Gilsenan Reserve West
Raymond St, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Harnham Drive
2A Harnham Drive, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Hoddinott Street Reserve
19 Hoddinott Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Howitt Park
Howitt Park Reserve, Princes Highway, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Platform
  • BMX Track

Park
Reserve
Keyte Court Reserve
Keyte Court, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Reserve
Koala Court Reserve
15 Koala Court, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Lake Tyers Recreation Reserve
Cnr Lake Tyers Beach & Mill Point Roads, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Lindenow South Recreation Reserve
Fernbank-Lindenow South Road, Lindenow South
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo


Park
Reserve
Livingstone Park
20 Creek Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Lochiel Street Reserve
Lochiel St, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Park
Reserve
Main Street Buchan
26 Main Road, Buchan
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilet

Park
Main Street Service Road West
Main Street, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Mallacoota Reserve
1 Develling Drive, Mallacoota
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Marine Parade - Foreshore
245 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
McEacharn St Reserve
McEacharn St, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, BMX Track

Park
Reserve
Newlands Arm Foreshore
Dawson Cove, Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Nichol Street Reserve
Nichol Street, Bendoc
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Nicholson River Reserve
Princes Highway, Nicholson
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Omeo Recreation Reserve
Park Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Reserve
Orbost Recreation Reserve
Salisbury Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Panoramic Drive Reserve
Panoramic Drive, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Patterson Park
63 Metung Road, Metung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Paynesville Community Lions Park
60 Esplanade, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Shade Sail
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Jetty

Park
Reserve
Scott Street Reserve
Scott Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Service Road Reserve
Main Street Service Road West, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park, BBQ (electric)

Park
Reserve
Simpson Park
Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Skidale Close Reserve
Skidale Close, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment. Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Sunset Cove Reserve
Sunset Cove, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
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Events and programs for adults

6 December

Online and in person

16 Days of Activism - Nicole Lee

Spend an evening with passionate advocator Nicole Lee!

After suffering a decade of abuse at the hands of her former husband, Nicole Lee now uses her lived experience of family violence perpetrated against someone who has a disability to speak out for those who don’t yet have a voice.

In July 2016 Nicole was appointed to Victoria’s first Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council and is a board member at Safe Steps.

She has made recent appearances on You Can’t Ask That (ABC), The Drum and Mamamia No Filter.

She also has articles that have been published on Mamamia, the Victorian Governments Family Violence Reform Newsletter and Quartz Global News.

Nicole Lee has played a major role in shaping how Victoria responds, and works to prevent, family violence.

Tuesday 6 December

Bairnsdale Library

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Also available online via Zoom

Bookings essential.

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.

Christmas craft for adults

Get into the holiday mood with an afternoon of Christmas arts and crafts!

Join us for a relaxed session of Christmas-crafting suitable for adults and make some Christmas craft to decorate your house this holiday season. All materials are provided.

Friday 25 November

Omeo Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Thursday 1 December

Mallacoota and Paynesville service centres, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Wednesday 7 December

Orbost Service Centre, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Thursday 8 December

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Monday 12 December

Bairnsdale Library, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Movie screening - Top Gun: Maverick

Join us for a viewing of the new Top Gun film!

When “Maverick” finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission, he encounters “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend, “Goose.”

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Monday 5 and Thursday 8 December

Bairnsdale Library, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Tuesday 13 December

Omeo and Orbost service centres, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Thursday 15 December

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm and 2.15 pm – 4.45 pm

Friday 16 December

Paynesville Service Centre, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Reading Circles - adult literacy program

Do you want to get better at reading?

Come in, have a cuppa, learn how to use the library, and improve your reading.

Join us each Wednesday from 1.00 pm-3.00 pm, Bairnsdale Library, Meeting Room 3. It’s free!

If you'd like to know more about this program, call us on 5152 4225 or visit Bairnsdale Library.

Borrow an iPad

Learn to use an iPad, explore apps and browse the internet

Are you:

  • over 50?
  • an East Gippsland resident?
  • without internet at home?
  • wanting to learn?

What you will receive:

  • iPad on loan for two months
  • Internet access on the iPad
  • classes to help you learn (via phone or video call)

Register your interest by calling us on 03 5152 4225 in person at any of our libraries.

Friends of Bairnsdale Library

Book sale dates: 15 December.

Events and programs for children

All Come Out to Play - An interactive program about Gender Equality

The All Come Out to Play session follows a day in the life of two children who have all kinds of adventures with their dad while their mum is off at work.  

The session gives all the participating children the opportunity to show their nurturing, caring side, take some physical risks with a balancing activity and celebrate their different personalities through songs and dances.

This session is part of the East Gippsland 16 Days of Activism campaign for the elimination of violence against women.

Wednesday 30 November

Orbost Service Centre, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Thursday 1 December

Bairnsdale Library, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Mallacoota Service Centre, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Wednesday 7 December

Omeo Service Centre, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Thursday 8 December

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Friday 9 December

Paynesville Service Centre, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Christmas craft activity

Jingle all the way into the library this Christmas!

Come along and listen to some Christmas stories before making a wooden star ornament and Christmas wooden magnet you can keep.

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for this FREE event.  

Tuesday 13 December

Bairnsdale Library, 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre, 3.30 – 4.30 pm

Omeo Service Centre, 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Wednesday 14 December

Orbost Service Centre, 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Thursday 15 December

Mallacoota and Paynesville service centres, 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Lego Club

Junior LEGO enthusiasts are invited to attend our after-school LEGO Club sessions.

The sessions incorporate freestyle creativity and construction activities with themes.

Children aged 6 and under must have an adult with them.

Bookings for each session open on the day of the previous session.

Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library for these free sessions.

Bairnsdale

Second Wednesday of each month
4.00 – 5.00 pm

Lakes Entrance

Every Wednesday except school holidays
3.40 – 4.40 pm

Mallacoota

Every Thursday except school holidays
3.30 – 4.30 pm

Omeo

Every Wednesday except school holidays
3.30 – 4.30 pm

Orbost

Every Monday except school holidays
3.30 – 4.30 pm

Paynesville

Every Wednesday
3.40 – 4.40 pm

Donations welcome

The library will gladly accept donations of old or new LEGO-brand pieces.

Science Discovery Boxes available for loan

Are your little ones curious about the world? Do they want to know more about the night sky, or how sound travels? We’re excited to announce that library members can now borrow one of 17 different Science Discovery Boxes – themed, age appropriate science and nature kits. There are three ranges available:

  • Spark! Discovery Boxes are designed for ages 8-12. Boxes include The Human Body, Mini Beasts and even a proper telescope!
  • Spark! Curiosity Discovery Boxes are designed for ages 5-7. Boxes include Metal Detector, Houdini, and Flight or Fall.
  • Spark! Junior Discovery Boxes are designed for ages 3-5. Boxes include Magnetism, Measurement, and Light and Colour.

Each activity is carefully researched and comes with helpful notes to explain the activity. These boxes are designed to be used with adult supervision and participation – they’re a great family activity.

These kits are available at the Bairnsdale Library, however, you can place a reservation online, by phone or in person at the library and the kit (when available) will be sent to your local branch or mobile library for collection.

As we anticipate high demand for these boxes the loan period is four weeks, with a limit of one kit per family. Borrowers will be fully responsible for the boxes that they borrow. Loss or damage of items will incur a charge.

Science Discovery Boxes catalogue

Phone 5152 4225 for more information.

Libraries After Dark events

Bairnsdale Library is open late on Thursday nights as a safe and warm place to hang out.

We offer a range of events to enjoy, or just come in and use the library resources or relax.

To find out about our upcoming activities, visit the Libraries After Dark page.

Big Summer Read returns! Sign up now if you're 0-18 years.

The BIG Summer Read a Victorian statewide summer reading campaign for children and young people.

It is a collaborative Public Libraries Victoria initiative, developed to raise awareness and ensure ALL Victorian children have access to the resources they need to maintain literacy skills over the summer school holidays.

The BIG Summer Read is open to anyone ages 0-18.

It aims to encourage children to read for pleasure and addresses the issue of the 'summer slide'.

This refers to the loss of literacy experienced over the long summer break if children are not exposed to books or reading.

Visit your local library to collect a reading log and start reading to collect prizes!

Download your reading log.

Big Summer Read 1 December to 31 January


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