Save our Libraries!

Sadly, a media release from the Geelong Library Corporation states that three local libraries are marked to close. The beloved Geelong West, Barwon Heads and newly refurbished Highton Libraries. There are also service cuts proposed to affect all libraries.

Take Action and help save these libraries! We achieved saving three libraries in 2017, it can be done again. There are so many reasons libraries are important. They are a community hub for social connection, which is so important for Mental Health. They provide access to a warm, safe place for all ages and the marginalized. They are important for toddler time story sessions and IT access for across the ages.

There are rallies on Saturday 20th May at the Geelong West library 9.30-11am, Sunday 21st May 10-11am at the Highton Library and Tuesday 23rd May from 5.30pm at City Hall organised by the Barwon Heads group, which is the next Geelong City Council meeting. The Saturday and Sunday rallies coincide with Council Representative ‘Listening Posts’ in those areas, so you’ll have a chance to let your local Councillors know your concerns.

Please sign the petitions before Monday evening:

To save Geelong West Library

Barwon Heads Library

The Highton petition is being led by the local state member Darren Cheeseman MP.

Save Barwon Heads Library has a Facebook page:

As do the Save Geelong West Library Crew:

Also @savehightonlibrary