Little River Mechanics' Institute & Free Library Inc

Est. 1908

8 Rothwell Road, Little River VIC 3211

History

Events

Facilities

Hire Charges

Library

Contact

Brief History of Little River Mechanics' Institute

The Institute has been managed and run by volunteer committee since 1908. This building was constructed and opened in 1910. The building is owned by the Mechanics' Institute, not local council. The Library opened in July 1911 and has been opened continuously since with volunteer librarians. The organisation was Incorporated in July 2012.

 

MIV Plaque No. 24 was erected on the Institute 1 August 2010. This plaque is situated inside the foyer of the Institute, above the door to the main Hall.

Annual Events Calendar

 

Building facilities

~Hall

~Meeting Rooms

~Kitchen (standard)

~Chairs

~Tables

~Stage

~Audio equipment

~Library

~Book exchange

~Air Conditioning

 

Available for hire for:

~Wedding ceremonies

~Wedding receptions

~Wakes and funerals

~Birthdays (except 21st and under)

~Dance classes

~Yoga, pilates and similar

~Club and group meeting

~Historical displays

~Community meetings

~Dances

Hire Charges

Contact the Institute for current rates

 

Library

~Volumes: Approx 3000

~Collection span: 1860s-1950s; current

~Collections:

Popular Fiction 1950s-60s; Regional and Local History Collection; Zane Grey Westerns; Little River Band recorded music collection.

 

 

Hours of Operation

10am-Noon every second Saturday

 

Subscription Fees

$5 per annum

 

Street Address

8 Rothwell Road,

Little River VIC 3211

 

Postal Address

Little River Mechanics' Institute and Free Library Inc

C/o Post Office

Little River VIC 3211

 

Contact (General Enquiries):

Les Sanderson

Ph: 0409 432 215

Email: ljsanderson148@gmail.com

 

Library Enquiries:

Peter and Sue Jones

Ph: 03 5283 1939

Email: peterjonesarts@gmail.com

 

 

MECHANICS' INSTITUTES OF VICTORIA INC.

PO BOX 1080, WINDSOR, VICTORIA 3181 AUSTRALIA

Reg No. A0038156G      ABN 60 337 355 989

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