SANTA on his motorbike in Rosanna Library!

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 14:04

Santa entertained 65 children and their parents at Rosanna Library on the 9th December.  There were screams of delight (and a few from fear...) as he drove his motorbike through the entry doors and into the Picture Book area.


Summer Reading Club at Rosanna has begun...

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 13:47




75 children have joined so far! 


Come into the library and pick up the reading record and then START READING! 

Every 10 books read until February 1 gives an entry into winning an iPAD!


Come along to events held in all of the branches.  Rosanna will be having -


Santa's Visit to Diamond Valley Library

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:01

Last Thursday the sound of a motorbike was heard again within the Diamond Valley Library!

Yes, it was Santa of course on his usual mode of transport!

He delighted the children with stories and jokes. They, in turn, sang some lovely Christams songs for him.

After photos, presents, watermelon and bubbles, Jessica presented Santa with a present from all of us.


Run of the Mill.

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 11:50

For a newsletter that is anything but the 'run of the mill', come visit us at Mill Park Library and pick up a copy of our new monthly publication. Filled with book reviews, interviews and branch happenings it is well worth a look.

Merry Christmas and Thanks

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 17:02


On Monday 12 December Watsonia Library had a special visitor. The man in the red suit, who goes under a variety of names, arrived on a motor cycle to read and talk to the children. What a fantastic surprise when he also came bearing gifts!

A thank you to all the grandparents, parents and children who attended the events at Watsonia Library in 2011. Without your support I would be doing a lot of singing and dancing by myself.

French Language Cafe Celebrations

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 19:33

Bonsoir mes amis......

French Language Cafe members were celebrating tonight in style with French Champagne and Brie after grappling with the finer points of  the French language in 2011. Each Tuesday evening from 4.30pm until 5.30pm, they would meet with their wonderful mentor, Monique to share pleasant conversation and good coffee. The group is composed of advanced speakers and beginners and always welcomes new members. Are you considering learning another language in 2012?

Meet Our Volunteers

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 16:30

You may have seen them shelving books, tidying up the branch or even helping out at story time. They’re the hidden faces behind the library, helping staff and borrowers without you even knowing it. Who are they? Our volunteers!


Sticky finished reading his first book

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 13:53


Sticky, the Diamond Valley reading-bug ( = stick insect) has just finished his first book!

"Fartsy Claus" by Mitch Chivus!

He was seen walking away from the book giggling....

Maybe a funny book for you to read!

Extended Days for the Mobile Library Over Summer

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:57

YPRL has extended the days the Mobile Library will be visiting its stops this Summer, with an extra two weeks being added to its schedule.
In previous years the Mobile Library has been off-road until late January, but this year the Mobile Library will return in mid-January. The Mobile Library will be off-road from Monday 19 December and will return on Monday 16 January 2012.