Our first Newsletter of the year, though of course, other than public holidays, we have been on board as usual without a break.

At this time of the year Maldon receives an influx of visitors and many call into our beautiful Library for a browse. Without exception we proudly accept the accolades.

With the constant purchase of new books by our tireless President, we are now heading to 19,000 total of volumes on our groaning shelves. It should be noted that any member can order a book so long as it is deemed suitable for general reading.

One item to note is that we have received ‘Deductible Gift Recipient Status’ and can now utilise the “tick” on all our brochures, letterhead etc, a most useful addition.

Also, we now have a “Child Safety and Code of Conduct” brochure, an initiative by the Victorian Government that is applicable to all institutions dealing with children. Ours has been abbreviated for easy reading. Many of our volunteers additionally have an official ”Working With Children” certificate which is issued by the Justice and Regulation Department of the Government of Victoria.

We have some interesting prints on our walls and one of our well qualified library members has been approached to assess these for authenticity and perhaps valuation and provenance. Visitors often request information on the prints and we hope to be able to have fuller details in the future.

Newcomers to Maldon frequently join and one lady who had been living here for one mere week,paid her annual subscription of $15.00 the other day. You can’t get keener than that!

We at the Athenaeum look forward to another year of increased members and volunteers. No sign of a decrease and although we acknowledge the wide use of tablets by many, there’s still nothing to beat a good, old-fashioned book.

All for now until next month.


If anyone has any queries regarding the Maldon Athenaeum Library, don’t forget, we have an email address:  

Should there be any questions on the Maldon Athenaeum Library, please do not hesitate to write to us at: 
P.O. Box 219



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