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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2014-2015

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:09 by ADMIN_MANDM

Please note the Christmas and New Year opening hours for all Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches, the Mobile Library and Outreach Vehicle: December 2014 Wednesday 24 December (Christmas Eve) - Libraries OPEN UNTIL 12.00noon. Thursday 25 December (Christmas Day) - All libraries CLOSED. Friday 26 December (Boxing Day) - All libraries CLOSED. Saturday 27 December - All libraries OPEN regular hours. . . . more »

Celebrate Dutch St Nicholas

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 15:49 by ADMIN_MANDM

Bring the whole family for a special celebration at Diamond Valley Library on Saturday 29 November from 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Celebrate Dutch St Nicholas at the library. Pepernoten will be scattered, Pete will do his tricks and St Nicholas will be greeting young and old. Everyone welcome. . . . more »

Write Now! Short Story Competition Short List Announced

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 - 14:26 by ADMIN_MANDM

After months of reading and rereading, Yarra Plenty Regional Library is pleased to announce the short list for the 2014 Write Now Short Story Competition. We had a great response this year and it was fantastic to read so many diverse entries. Our judge, Kirsty Murray, will announce the winners and commended entries at the Write Now! Awards Night on: Mill Park Library Thursday 27 . . . more »

Watsonia Library CLOSED For Renovations

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:43 by ADMIN_MANDM

It's Watsonia Library's turn to get a makeover. The library will be CLOSED from Monday 17 November until Monday 29 December. The upgrade is funded by the State Government ($125,000) and Banyule City Council ($125,000) and will include: · New carpet and furnishings · A relocated and updated children’s library · Re-painting of the library · A lab bar, where lap tops can be used . . . more »

Sensitive Santa for Children on Autism Spectrum

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:54 by ADMIN_MANDM

Children on the Autism Spectrum can have their photo taken with Santa in a calm and sensory friendly environment at Mill Park Library. There will be four sessions on: Saturday 22 November Sunday 23 November Saturday 29 November Sunday 30 November To book, contact Sherridan Bourne. Phone 9457 9940 (Monday to Thursday 8.00am-3.00pm) or email

Like Us on Facebook and WIN

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:33 by ADMIN_MANDM

Be the 1,000th person to like the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Facebook page and WIN a signed copy of a Matthew Reilly novel. (library staff members are excluded from this promotion) . . . more »

Celebrate the New Whittlesea Library

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 15:53 by ADMIN_MANDM

Come along to the Whittlesea Library this Saturday 18 October from 9.00am - 1.00pm for some special activities as part of the official opening of the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre. Storytime Meeting Room 1 9.00am – 9.30am Face Painting Meeting Room 2 10.30am – 12.00noon Storytime and craft Meeting Room 2 12.00noon – 12.45pm DJ Equipment Young Adult Area 10.30am – 1.00pm Fairy Floss Children’s . . . more »

Check Out the New-Look Lalor Library

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 13:51 by ADMIN_MANDM

Lalor Library has reopened after its $1 million upgrade. The new-look library will be officially launched by The Hon Tim Bull, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and City of Whittlesea Mayor Cr Mary Lalios, on Monday 20 October at 4.00pm and all are welcome to attend. The launch will include a choir performance. The upgrade includes: · Replacement of out-of-date and .