Local library coming alive

February 15, 2018

CAMPASPE Regional Library is bursting at the seams with activities over the next few months.

Competitions, author visits, information and learning sessions can be all be expected throughout February and March.

And the community are invited to ‘‘feel the love’’ with Library Lovers Day throughout February.

Library services manager Jenny Mustey said Library Lovers Day extends the affection of Valentine’s Day by giving patrons the opportunity to share their love of books and reading in a fun way.

“Tell us how much you love a book by writing a love letter to the library,’’ she said.

‘‘Heart book recommendations are available for patrons to place into a book they have enjoyed, with prizes up for grabs for the best entry.’’

An online competition is also available to enter courtesy of Good Reading Online.

Australian historical and contemporary fiction author Darry Fraser will be visiting the Echuca Library for an afternoon talk session on Sunday, February 25 at 2.30pm.

Her last two books have been fast-paced Australian historical adventures set on the Murray River.

“Darry has an amazing story, a great opportunity to gain insight into her journey of writing,” Ms Mustey said.

Part of the 2018 Tech Assistance Program, all five branches of the library will be hosting Connect to Tech sessions focussing on navigating the internet with a focus on usage via tablets.

These session will run on Thursday, February 15 at 2pm in Echuca and Thursday, February 22 at Kyabram, Rochester, Rushworth and Tongala libraries.

“Connect to Tech sessions are proving very popular with Echuca booked out and a wait list formed,’’ Ms Mustey said.

“We encourage patrons to get in quick and reserve their spot to avoid disappointment. Echuca is booked out but positions are still available at the other four branches.’’

Other events at Campaspe libraries include free financial information sessions on March 14 and 28 as well as an International Women’s Day event on Sunday, March 4.

State Library of Victoria chief executive Kate Torney and actress, writer and civil celebrant Jane Clifton will head the event with an afternoon tea and chat session at the Echuca library.

“Every woman has a story and we are delighted to have Kate and Jane as our guest speakers this year,” Ms Mustey said.

For more information or to book tickets visit or call 5481 2400.

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