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Victoria’s Libraries After Dark program rolls out to another six libraries

The Victorian state government is expanding its Libraries After Dark program—which funds social evening activities in libraries as an alternative to gambling venues—to another six libraries.

Dandenong, Springvale, Sebastopol, Moe, Werribee Plaza and Bairnsdale libraries were the successful funding recipients for the next stages of the project. First funded as a pilot by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation in 2017, the Libraries after Dark project operates at four libraries in Moreland, Darebin, Hume and Whittlesea councils.

Participating libraries extend their opening hours into the evening and offer entertainment and other recreational activities as alternatives to gambling. The project is targeted towards at-risk communities and those vulnerable to social isolation.


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