Program guidelines

Last updated:  22 March 2024

G20. Programs


To provide the community with a range of activities related to library services and collections that enrich the lives of community members who choose to attend.  

A library program is an ongoing series or sequence of activities provided by library staff or library staff in partnership with other community or business organisations and usually related to a particular library service, library collection or population demographic. Library programs are usually delivered in library buildings but can be conducted in other community spaces, e.g. schools; senior citizen centres  

Examples of library programs include:

  • adult literacy programs
  • adult student programs
  • computer literacy
  • business and industry programs
  • displays
  • early literacy programs for preschool children (e.g. baby and preschool storytimes)
  • English language conversation classes
  • exhibitions
  • family history programs
  • high school programs
  • home library service programs
  • homework help
  • internet training
  • hospital and nursing home programs
  • language learner programs
  • library user education programs
  • local government programs
  • makerspaces
  • parent education seminars
  • primary school children programs
  • programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • programs for multicultural groups
  • programs for people with disability
  • readers clubs or book discussion groups
  • young adult programs.

Relevant standard: S17. Library programs