Baraga Library

Baragova knjižnica

The Slovenian language was officially launched in 1977 and contains over 4000 books. Some English language books and magazines are included. The library is open on Sundays, before and after the church service at 10am. It can also be visited at other times by appointment.
The library has been managed since 1977 by Marija Oppelt, and has 261 members.
Baraga Library also functions as a bookshop and there are a range of course books, dictionaries, children’s books, CDs, videos, cookbooks, etc for sale.

Baraga Library
19 A’ Beckett Street, Kew, VIC 3101, Australia
Ph. 03 9853 7787
Fax. 03 9853 6176
Librarian: Marija Oppelt



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.