Write Now! Writing Competition

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:40

The fourth annual Yarra Plenty Regional Library Write Now! Short Story Competition will be open for entries from Tuesday 1 July until Tuesday 30 September. Award-winning author Kirsty Murray (pictured) will judge winners from three categories. The winning stories will be published in an anthology to be launched in November.

Lochaber Farm

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 15:35


Val McDermid’s Northanger Abbey

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:34

The second book in The Austen Project - bestselling crime author Val McDermid's re-imagining of the Northanger Abbey is now available as an eBook from YPRL’s Overdrive service.

More British Newspapers

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:32

Three new titles have been recently added to The British Newspaper Archive. Search news reported by the Daily Mirror national newspaper in 1915, with more editions from the World War One period coming soon.  Discover the local, national and international stories that were printed in the Dundee, Perth and Forfar People’s Journal from 1859-1861.

Access British Newspapers Archive in the library today.

World Cup Futebol

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 13:22

Has World Cup fever left you puzzled? Looking for an explanation?

Futebol  by Alex Bellos - updated to coincide with the 2014 World Cup -  is available to borrow from  YPRL’s Overdrive service.  Mixing fact with local legend, history and myth the book explores what makes Brazil the football loving country it is.

Outreach Van Off-road

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 15:13

Please be advised that the Outreach Van will be off-road from Monday June 16 until Thursday June 19 inclusive for scheduled maintenance.


The van will resume normal duties on Friday June 20. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Booklovers' Festival Beckons With Author Talks and Workshops

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:24

A story begins! It's time for the sixth annual Booklovers' Festival from Wednesday 2 July until Wednesday 30 July.

British Newspapers Archive

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:43

The British Newspapers Archive has grown to over 8 million searchable pages.  300,000 new pages have recently been added, including six brand new titles.  These include the national newspaper the Daily Mirror, the Lancashire Evening Post and the The Oxford Times.

Newspapers are an excellent research tool to learn more about your family history.

How the YPRL Mobile App saved my life!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 15:01

It was a close call! I had an unexpected appointment which I knew would mean waiting for up to an hour in a tiny, windowless waiting room with NOTHING TO READ! I can cope with anything if I have a book to read but my iPad was bare! One eye was twitching, my hands were shaking. I could feel my heart racing.

Call for Toorourrong Reservoir stories

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 13:06

A working group has been formed as part of the Whittlesea Bushfire Memorial Group to source photos, information and stories concerning the Toorourrong Reservoir from its inception in the 1860’s to the present day, including the devastating 2009 bushfires.