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$13 million boost to State Library an early Christmas present for Victorians

$13 million boost to State Library an early Christmas present for Victorians

December 14, 2016

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A partnership between the Victorian State Government and the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation is delivering a funding boost of $13 million to State Library Victoria and is set to reinvigorate an historic Melbourne precinct.

Artist impression of Seadragon's Lair

State Library Victoria underwater for White Night Melbourne

December 12, 2016

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On Saturday 18 February, Melbourne will be wowed by an epic underwater adventure set against the State Library’s magnificent domed reading room as part of White Night Melbourne.

Alison Lester awarded the 2016 Dromkeen Medal

Alison Lester awarded the 2016 Dromkeen Medal

November 22, 2016

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State Library Victoria today awarded the 2016 Dromkeen Medal to celebrated children’s author Alison Lester and the Dromkeen Librarian’s Award to Sarah Steed from Libraries ACT.

Photo credit: Patrick Rodriguez

Summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R now on show at State Library Victoria

November 17, 2016

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ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR, a free exhibition that marks the 40th anniversary of Triple R, Melbourne’s iconic and much-loved community radio station opens tomorrow, Friday 18 November 2016.

Digital publishing partnership supports emerging writers, builds collections

Digital publishing partnership supports emerging writers, builds collections

November 8, 2016

Announcements, News:

State Library announced a partnership with online publishing start-up Tablo – an innovative new platform that supports emerging Victorian writers, connecting them with other writers, readers, industry experts and potential publishers.

1000 Books Before School - launched at the State Library of Victoria. Photo Teagan Glenane

State Library Victoria launches early literacy campaign

October 26, 2016

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As part of Children’s Week, State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network launches 1000 Books Before School, the first statewide program in Australia designed to work with families to promote early literacy skills, and to combat the scourge of adult illiteracy in our communities.

Noel Pearson delivering the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration at State Library Victoria

Noel Pearson delivers the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration

October 21, 2016

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Noel Pearson delivered the 2016 Keith Murdoch Oration at the Library last night, on the topic ‘Still hunting the radical centre: revisiting Daniel Patrick Moynihan 50 years later’.

New literary podcast celebrates writers and writing

New literary podcast celebrates writers and writing

October 13, 2016

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Recorded at the State Library, The Garret podcast celebrates writers and writing, interviewing leading authors to explore how they start, draft, complete and market their writing.

After-dark game for teens transforms State Library Victoria

After-dark game for teens transforms State Library Victoria

October 7, 2016

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State Library Victoria has partnered with La Trobe University to present the Poison Cabinet, an exciting new immersive game for teens.

2016 Inky Award winners announced at State Library

2016 Inky Award winners announced at State Library

October 5, 2016

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The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the winners the 2016 Inky Awards for young adult literature today, celebrating a decade of the national teen choice prize. The Gold Inky is awarded to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, while the international Silver Inky is travelling to USA with its winner Jandy Nelson.