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Youth Programs

Greater Dandenong Libraries offers programs and resources to support young people in the development of skills to encourage learning and creativity in design, technology and the arts. These programs for ages 12-25 years provide the opportunity to explore these areas and connect with others.

For more information see the What's On calendar or contact the Library during opening hours on 1300 630 920.

Subscribe and receive information on local events from Greater Dandenong Libraries each month. 

Regular programs

These programs consist of video playlist of for young people and adults. Regular programs include: monthly Art Series.


Workshops and special programs

A video playlist of special library online events to explore your creativity. Includes zine making, comic paneling, painting and much more.


Resources and services

This video playlist has information about resources and services, such as Tech Assist and digital resources.

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Borrow books and online resources

The library provides a wide range of free resources for young people that include: 

Online resources include:

Visit the catalogue to browse the content.

Library members may be required to login with a library card number and PIN to access some resources.

It is free to join the library and membership is open to everyone. For more information view the Library Membership page.

Need study help

The Library offers these services:

Homework Help offers:

  • assistance finding information
  • support accessing eBooks, eAudiobooks, online resources and online programs
  • free home delivery of items (for residents of Greater Dandenong)
  • guidance in using technology

A reply will be received within 3 business days.

Homework Help

Studiosity

Students are able to receive help from online tutors during school terms with the library’s Studiosity online resource. Connect online 24/7 with live experts or receive feedback in writing within 24 hours.

Ask a Librarian

Ask a question about accessing our digital collection. Ask for help finding information for a school project. Or just not sure what to read next? Ask one of our librarians for assistance.

Complete the Ask a Librarian form with a question and a reply will be received within 3 business days.

Ask a Librarian

Book a recording booth

(Currently suspended until further notice)

The Dandenong Library has a state of the art recording booth available for the community to record music, podcast, voice overs or creative their own works.

Recording booth induction - 1.4MB

Recording booth conditions of use - 328KB

For bookings contact the library.

Book a gaming console

Gaming consoles available: Playstation4, XboxOne, WiiU.

Games available include Mario Kart, Fifa and many more.

Booking the gaming consoles:

  • Sessions can be booked on the hour or half hour time slots on the day and in person only
  • Users must have a valid library card to book a gaming console
  • Users must agree to the gaming console conditions of use.
  • Children under 10 years old must have direct supervision by parent/guardian and use their own library card

Available at Springvale and Dandenong Libraries. For bookings contact the library.

Be safe online

Greater Dandenong Libraries is an eSmart accredited service and the library has a selection of resources and information to support cyber safety.

This assists library users with skills for smart, safe and responsible use of technology for young people to have safe experiences online.

Council youth services and programs

Youth Services is an organisation that works with young people aged 12-25 years and their families. A list of resources are available to support home learning, entertain and improve youth wellbeing.

Resources for learning, reading and entertainment

Home learning

FUSE

Free resources for Secondary School students developed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

ABC Education

Free curriculum-linked resources for students and teachers.

Ergo

Developed by the State Library of Victoria, it provides access to research and essay writing guides, as well as their digitised collections.

The GiST

Girls in STEM (GiST) provides an toolkit of resources to inspire and inform girls in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Developed by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

What to read

Inside a Dog

State Library of Victoria, Inside a Dog is a community hub for bookish teens where they can share their love of reading and books.

Love Oz YA

Discusses Australian youth literature with online forums, newsletter and blog. Subscribe to newsletter to receive latest Young Adult releases, download book lists and other resources.

The Quarantine Zine

A community of creatives that allows you to read and share zines that express  thoughts, feelings and frustrations surrounding being in quarantine.

The YA Room

The YA Room is a Melbourne based Young Adult book club. Meet once a month to discuss a Book of the Month and host a variety of other special events.

Code Club

Moonhack 2020

Coding projects for all levels of experience from beginners through to advanced.

Scratch

Developed by MIT - create stories, games and animations with code. Explore others creations from around the world or share your own.

MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. 

Code.org

Learn JavaScript, HTML and CSS to program an App, develop a game or create a web page.

Tinkercad

A free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. Used by teachers, kids, hobbyists and designers to imagine, design and create anything.

General Entertainment

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Solve puzzles and riddles via Google Forms.

Chess online

Play an online chess game against a top chess computer.