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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:23 by 523_8

In the next few months YPRL will be launching a new look website! Our website CMS is being upgraded and as a result we will have a completely redesigned user experience. THE DETAILS: The front page will be organised into decks so that you can explore our collection and services in different ways - through genre, audience, format and more. But, don't worry, all the . . . more »

Free iPad Program for Seniors

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 15:44 by YPRL_MANDM

Yarra Plenty Regional Library members who have a Seniors Card can borrow an iPad from the library and receive personal training as part of the Seniors Connect pilot program. Seniors Connect is a 12-month program being run by Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Telstra and the State Government that aims to help seniors get online and stay connected to family and friends. The . . . more »

Check Out the New-Look Watsonia Library

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:30 by YPRL_MANDM

Watsonia Library is showcasing its new attributes after reopening on Monday 5 January following a $250,000 upgrade. A key feature is the lab bar designed for use by lap top users accessing the free wifi at the library. The upgrade also included new carpet, shelving and furnishings, a relocated and updated children’s library, interior and exterior painting, new accessible locations for public computers and the . . . more »

Write Now! Short Story Competition Winners Announced

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:42 by YPRL_MANDM

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is thrilled to celebrate the creativity of our communities throughout 2014. The annual Write Now! Short Story Competition was a trove of creative gifts and proved why the short story is so vital to the art of literature, particularly for writers who are discovering their own voices. The winners were announced at an awards night held at the Mill Park Library . . . more »

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2014-2015

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

Watsonia Library CLOSED For Renovations

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

It's Watsonia Library's turn to get a makeover. The library will be CLOSED from Monday 17 November until Monday 5 January 2015. 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 . . . more »

Sensitive Santa for Children on Autism Spectrum

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