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Until Wednesday 27 November, all Stonnington libraries will accept gift donations for the Uniting Prahran and Working Together Network's annual Christmas toyshop drive. These gifts will support up to 1,000 children living in Stonnington and neighbouring municipalities. We kindly ask that the donations arrive new, unopened and unwrapped. Thank you for your support and generosity. 

The toyshop is in need of gifts for children aged 12-15 years old. Below is a list of gift ideas.

  • Gift vouchers
  • Hats and hair accessories
  • Beach wear – towels, games
  • Stonnington swim vouchers
  • Branded Sportswear – tops, socks, shorts etc.
  • Casual clothing
  • Sport equipment
  • Electrical goods - small portable speakers, clock radios, hair straighteners, curling wand, headphones
  • Board games
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Stationary
  • DIY Craft activities
  • Pamper packs – soaps, moisturisers, lynx packs
  • Makeup - nail polish, nail kits, mascara, eye kits
  • Costume sunglasses, watches and jewellery
  • IPhone/phone covers
  • Art products – paints, canvases, pencils
  • Lego
  • Backpacks
  • Wallets, purses, bags
  • Books
  • Room decorations – bedding, pillows, picture frames

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 Libraries bookmarked for state government funding boost

Stonnington Libraries are ready to accept the Premiers’ Reading Challenge, thanks to funding of $12,320 awarded under the Victorian Government’s 2019–20 Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund.

Stonnington has been a recipient of funding under this program for a number of years, which is put to good use buying materials to support the challenge.

An annual program, the Premiers ' Reading Challenge first started in 2005. Since then more than 2.8 million students have read around 48 million books.

The challenge is a fun way for infants, children and young teens to improve their literacy and numeracy skills – fundamental to learning and in life.

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Read Now at Toorak/South Yarra Library

Discover Stonnington Libraries recently launched collection, Read Now.

Drop in to Toorak/South Yarra Library to borrow and read the latest titles that are trending now. With multiple copies and new titles each month, we’re bringing to you the latest releases and top trending titles to read now.

All items in the Read Now collection must be read and returned within 7 days, and items can be returned to any Stonnington Library.

View titles currently in the Read Now collection.




Stonnington Libraries App 

The Stonnington Library app has been updated, with a brand new look and feel.

Login to the updated app and you can now

  • re-arrange menu items to suit you (see Preferences under My Account);
  • login with more than one account (see Linked Accounts under My Account);
  • de-authorise a device linked to the login (see Devices under My Account);
  • see the items currently on loan and currently reserved (under My Account);
  • search the catalogue and place reservations;
  • access our eLibrary including eBooks and streaming of music, movies and documentaries;
  • access a digital barcode to use when borrowing at any library.

Download the app today

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