Youth ServicesYoung People at Altona Library Oct2018Programs, events and resources for young people aged twelve and over. 

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Youth events and programs

Drawn by the Bay 2019

Calling young artists who live or study in Hobsons Bay or who are library members.
Drawn by the Bay is your opportunity to win one of the western suburbs’ biggest illustration prizes.Drawn by the Bay 2019 Web Banner 180x321px A3076876

Young illustrators (Prep to Year 12) are invited to submit their original, book-inspired artwork
– entries can be in any medium, up to A3 size with the artwork inspired by a book of your choice.

Whether you’re reimagining The Gruffalo, taking a peek inside one of the hidden rooms of
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or bringing a dystopian fantasy world to life,
submit your entries by Sunday 15 September to be in the draw.

With $1,000 in cash and other prizes on offer, as well as the chance to have your work published, don’t miss out.

Download the entry form here or pick one up from any library branch.

Cre8tive Kids Club

Cre8tive Kids Club is a drop-in after-school session for primary school kids offering a range of
STEAM-Focused activities such as craft, construction, science, robotics and more!

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Runs weekly during school term. Sessions do not require bookings.
Kids 5 - 12 years
4pm - 5pm

Tuesdays - Altona North Community Library
Tuesdays - Newport Community Hub
Wednesdays - Williamstown Library
Thursdays - Altona Library
Fridays - Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre



Looking for something to read?

Try the following sites for news, reviews and YA fiction suggestions and search our library catalogue for availability.

centreforyouth  insideadog  loveozya


spineout  theyaroom




Study resources

A Hobsons Bay Libraries membership is your ticket to better grades. Check out these fantastic online resources and more on our Homework Help page.




On-demand, one-to-one online homework help for primary and high school students from subject specialists online. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.




Comprehensive encyclopedia with junior, student and adult levels.




Reliable information for research projects and assignments covering a wide range of subjects.


Aussie Driver

Aussie Driver

Getting ready to become a new driver in Victoria? This website will help you get ready, pass your learners test, and become a driver. There are free learners practice tests and this year’s official Victoria Driver’s manual! The tests are free and designed to mimic the real Learners Test as much as possible.


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