February News

Published on 28 January 2021


We hope you had the opportunity to take a break, spend time with your families and read some books.

We believe that to make 2021 a truly positive year for everyone, we need to take all our learnings and new skills from the last year with us into the new year.

As we slowly start to reintroduce some face to face programs, we will also be carefully considering the balance between in-person and online programming in 2021.

This month we will start to reintroduce some small technology classes and some Preschool Storytime and Baby time programs. For the first time ever we will need to take bookings for our Preschool and Babies' programs which will be capped with smaller numbers.

If you would like to attend any of the following, please call the hosting branch to make a booking in the week prior to the session.

Preschool Storytime Term 1: 
Sessions will run weekly from 3 February - 25 March
Preschool time is a fun session of songs, rhymes, books and an activity suitable for preschool aged children. The sessions will help children to develop language, imagination and concentration whilst introducing them to a wide range of books.  

Hastings Library: Thursdays at 11am
Mornington Library: Wednesdays at 11am
Rosebud Library: Thursdays at 11am
Somerville Library: Wednesdays at 11am

Baby time Term 1:
Sessions will run weekly from 1 February – 26 March 
Baby time is perfect for babies aged 0-12 months. It's a fun 30 minute session of songs, rhymes and simple books, Help your baby's mind to grow by learning new words and songs as well as developing language and concentration.

Hastings Library: Tuesdays at 11am
Mornington Library: Fridays at 11am
Rosebud Library: Mondays at 11am
Somerville Library: Tuesdays at 10.30am
Click here for more information about storytimes

Deliveries will continue for all as an addition to our service. To request a delivery, please complete this form.

The health and safety of our community and staff remain our highest priority services and as such, the strict hygiene and social distancing rules remain in place.

Library opening hours

As part of our return to a COVID normal life, all our library branches will be returning to regular hours as follows:

  • Hastings:
    Monday to Friday  9am - 6pm
    Saturday 9am - 2pm
  • Mornington:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday  9am - 6pm
    Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 8pm
    Saturday 9am - 2pm
    Sunday 11am - 3pm
  • Mornington Café
    Mon. – Fri. 9-2pm
    Saturdays 9-1pm
  • Rosebud:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday  9am - 6pm
    Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 8pm
    Saturday 9am - 2pm
  • Somerville:
    Monday to Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00 - 6:00pm
    Saturday 9am -2pm 

You can phone us on: 

  • Hastings: 5950 1710
  • Mornington: 5950 1820
  • Rosebud: 5950 1230
  • Somerville: 5950 1638

Or reserve your items here.

Programs and events

Public programs will continue online.
Browse our upcoming events here.




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