Whittlesea Courthouse 150th

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:14

The Whittlesea Courthouse celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2014.  Built in 1864, the Courthouse is one of the oldest functional buildings in the municipality.  Operating as a Court of Petty sessions until 1989, it was later restored and reopened to the public in 1996.  The site features a single-cell lockup, which was built in 1859 to serve the Yan Yean area.

Contribute to the Silver Linings Photo Exhibition

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:29

What are you grateful for?
Yarra Plenty Regional Library invites people aged 55 and over to submit a photograph on the theme of 'GRATITUDE' for an exhibition at library branches.
Write a sentence to describe your entry and submit with your photo at your local library.

Read an eBook day - 18 September 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:26


Tomorrow - September 18, 2014 - is International Read an eBook Day so why not checkout an ebook from our Overdrive or Bolinda services and celebrate?

You can read more about the day and the celebrations here.

Whittlesea Library Now Open

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:11


The new Whittlesea township library is now open. Come along to the library at the redeveloped Whittlesea Community Activity Centre at 57-61 Laurel Street Whittlesea.

The library is open:

Cemetery Records

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:50
This week the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust requested tenders for the task to convert the records of cemeteries across Melbourne's inner and outer suburbs into one searchable database.  The trust governs 20 cemeteries from Williamstown to Healesville and is calling for tenders from suitable contractors to create a documents and records management system that covers them all in digital form.

A bookless library opens

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:43

Don’t panic it’s not at YPRL!

Local Anzac Stories

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 15:31

To acknowledge the Anzac centenary Yarra Plenty Regional Library will gather and publish local World War One Stories telling the stories of our men and women from Whittlesea, Nillumbik and Banyule who served in any capacity in World War One.

British Newspapers Archive

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:07

There are more than 8 million pages from historical newspapers that were published across Britain and Ireland available to explore on the British Newspaper Archive.  One million have been added just this year.

In recent months the following titles have been added.

Author Talk - Tania Cooper!

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 17:39

How do I suspend eBook holds on Overdrive?

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 13:14

Got a little carried away? Too many eBooks arriving faster than you can read them? Did you know that you can now temporarily suspend a hold in the waiting list in Overdrive?