Lindsey Kennedy presents her breast cancer awareness talk and her memoir The Little Things during Libraries After Dark at Carrum Downs Library.
Carrum Downs Library is extending its Libraries After Dark program thanks to additional funding from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The $32,000 boost will allow Frankston City Council to continue running Thursday evening sessions at the library until July next year.
An initiative of Moreland City Council, Libraries After Dark has been rolled out to 14 libraries across the state, allowing them to stay open late in an effort to combat social isolation and gambling-related harm. It was launched at Carrum Downs last February, and since then more than 800 people have taken advantage of the library’s extended hours.
Frankston City councillor David Asker said it was “brilliant” that his council was able to continue the program, which had been embraced by the community. “We have received really positive feedback about the impact Libraries After Dark is having locally,” Cr Asker said.