Libraries After Dark is a campaign by Fairfield Multicultural Interagency, in the efforts to provide a safe and inclusive place for communities in Fairfield Local Government Area.

Libraries After Dark, initiated in Victoria, is a program that uses libraries to provide gambling & alcohol free activities which a wide range of community groups can access. The program extends library opening hours into the evening and employs a project manager to enable the coordination of socially inclusive and safe recreational activities. It builds on the local community networks, of service providers and artists to deliver activities which are fun and educational. Some examples of activities that can be delivered include games, craft circles, movies, guest speakers, music, English conversation club, poetry performances, men’s discussion groups and kids IT. The program can also provide soft entry for community education on social issues, including the impact of gambling on the community. In Victoria, the Libraries After Dark Program was funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, and was delivered in four Melbourne council areas (Hume, Whittlesea, Darebin and Moreland) as a pilot program. Since then, the Victorian State Government has provided another $4 million to roll out the program across the state.

To read more about this campaign, please click on the following documents:

If you would like more information on this or to register your organisation, please contact:

Marie Saliba
Atem Atem