Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Our Story

Our Story is a special summer reading program celebrating the National Year of Reading. The Victorian program is coordinated by the State Library of Victoria in collaboration with the Public Libraries Victoria Network.

Over the 2011–12 summer, we invited you to vote for your favourite book with a Victorian flavour from our short list.

The winning titles from each state and territory formed the National Year of Reading 2012 collection:

  • Smoke and mirrors – Kel Robertson (ACT)
  • The idea of home – John Hughes (NSW)
  • Listening to country – Ros Moriarty (NT)
  • The white earth – Andrew McGahan (QLD)
  • Time's long ruin – Stephen Orr (SA)
  • Wanting – Richard Flanagan (TAS)
  • Well done, those men – Barry Heard (VIC)
  • Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey (WA)

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