The Maldon Athenaeum Library has been serving the people of Maldon and district continuously since 1863 even when the original building burnt down in 1933 the Committee operated the Library from a private residence hence the 154 years of continuous service. Everyone is a volunteer and the volunteers open the Library 4 times each week, take books to the house bound, the hostel and the hospital. The school and the kindergarten are encouraged to attend and story times are held. The Library is active in community events such as Maldon in Winter, the Easter Fair and the Folk Festival. We receive no regular grants from any level of government and are part of the Mechanics Institutes of Victoria.