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Countdown to Spring Countdown to Spring

recommended by lefasn
It's so close we can feel it. Here are some books to get you ready and raring for the start of spring!
It's so close we can feel it. Here are some books to get you ready and raring for the start of spring!

11th Annual Booklovers Festival 11th Annual Booklovers Festival

recommended by lefasn
Books from the authors of YPRL's 11th Annual Booklovers Festival. Read me then meet my maker!
Books from the authors of YPRL's 11th Annual Booklovers Festival. Read me then meet my maker!

Toni Morrison: the great American author Toni Morrison: the great American author

recommended by ikillnovel
The death of the Nobel-prizewinning author has left the literary world an emptier place. Discover why she means so much to writers & readers
The death of the Nobel-prizewinning author has left the literary world an emptier place. Discover why she means so much to writers &…

Reading in Gilead: a Handmaid's Guide Reading in Gilead: a Handmaid's Guide

recommended by ikillnovel
What types of stories, ideas, or voices would be forced underground in the Republic of Gilead? This list is sure to defy Gilead.
What types of stories, ideas, or voices would be forced underground in the Republic of Gilead? This list is sure to defy Gilead.

Book Express Book Express

YPRL is pleased to announce its newest collection that will help connect members with their next great read... Book Express.
YPRL is pleased to announce its newest collection that will help connect members with their next great read... Book Express.

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Book Week 2019 Book Week 2019

Why do we celebrate Children’s Book Week? What books are shortlisted for the awards? What is happening in the library this book week?
Why do we celebrate Children’s Book Week? What books are shortlisted for the awards? What is happening in the library this book week?

Patrick deWitt in Conversation Patrick deWitt in Conversation

The highly acclaimed Booker Prize shortlisted Canadian author and screenwriter Patrick deWitt launches our 11th annual Booklovers Festival.
The highly acclaimed Booker Prize shortlisted Canadian author and screenwriter Patrick deWitt launches our 11th annual Booklovers Festival.

Subscribe to our E-Newsletter Subscribe to our E-Newsletter

For information about events, including author visits, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, technology and school holiday programs.
For information about events, including author visits, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, technology and school holiday programs.

Instant Library for Digital Members Instant Library for Digital Members

We have a new way for the public to reap the benefits of a library membership - and all without entering a library building.
We have a new way for the public to reap the benefits of a library membership - and all without entering a library building.

What Library Job Should You Have? What Library Job Should You Have?

Ever think ‘gosh I’d like to work in a library!’? But what job are you best suited to? Take our quiz to find out!
Ever think ‘gosh I’d like to work in a library!’? But what job are you best suited to? Take our quiz to find out!

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The Dry The Dry

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If you liked The Dry, why not try...
If you liked The Dry, why not try...

Fantastic Junior Books & Where to Find… Fantastic Junior Books & Where to Find…

So your child has read great series like the Treehouse books, Weirdo, Tom Gates, Wimpy kid... looking for more. Check out these hidden gems!
So your child has read great series like the Treehouse books, Weirdo, Tom Gates, Wimpy kid... looking for more. Check out these hidden gems!

Looking for Winter cooking inspiration? Looking for Winter cooking inspiration?

recommended by sylph
With the temperatures coming straight off the Antarctic at the moment, it's an even better idea than usual to cook up a storm...
With the temperatures coming straight off the Antarctic at the moment, it's an even better idea than usual to cook up a storm...

NEW to YPRL: Story Box Library is here! NEW to YPRL: Story Box Library is here!

You can look and listen to a range of celebrated stories read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers. Free with your library card!
You can look and listen to a range of celebrated stories read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers. Free with your library card!

Jump start your writing habit Jump start your writing habit

recommended by lisadempster
Always wanted to write but not sure how to start? These books will help you get creative, overcome writers block and make time to write.
Always wanted to write but not sure how to start? These books will help you get creative, overcome writers block and make time to write.

Genealogy

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Family History Month 2019

By YPRLFamilyHistory

Have you uncovered a secret in your family? Winter is the perfect time to discover your own unique family story.

The Story of You
My Dead Parents
Our World in Charts
Mindful Relationships
Staff List

THE Family History Rules

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

Do you want to research your family history? These are THE rules to abide by

Online Resource

Victorian BDM Index

Search the Victorian Historical Indexes for free. Reduced price during August.

Staff List

Oral History - a guide

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

A list of resources providing advice on how to conduct an oral history including preparation, setting, questions to ask and equipment to…

Resource

Really Useful Information Guides

Really useful information guides for researching your family history in Australia, UK and North America via the UK Federation of Family…

Families

One Day We Had To Run One Day We Had To Run

recommended by waywardangel
These are deeply moving and disturbing picture book stories about the refugee journey from a destroyed or dangerous homelands. For ages 7-12
These are deeply moving and disturbing picture book stories about the refugee journey from a destroyed or dangerous homelands. For ages 7-12

Great STEAM Books for Kids Great STEAM Books for Kids

recommended by orite
Do you know what STEAM is and why it is important for kids? These books will help your child learn new skills while having fun!
Do you know what STEAM is and why it is important for kids? These books will help your child learn new skills while having fun!

Don't tell my bump I'm clueless! Don't tell my bump I'm clueless!

So you are pregnant and you are awash with advice from other mothers, aunts and sometimes the woman on the street. Tips about pregnancy…
So you are pregnant and you are awash with advice from other mothers, aunts and sometimes the woman on the street. Tips about pregnancy…

Busy Things Busy Things

Quirky, colourful, fun, educational online games for 3-6 year olds.They won't even know they're learning! FREE with your library…
Quirky, colourful, fun, educational online games for 3-6 year olds.They won't even know they're learning! FREE with your library membership!

Autism Reads for Kids and Parents Autism Reads for Kids and Parents

recommended by mg_195
Looking for information on autism spectrum disorder? Try these informational books and stories to discover more.
Looking for information on autism spectrum disorder? Try these informational books and stories to discover more.

e-Library

New emagazines to read! New emagazines to read!

recommended by RosaS
We have recently added some new titles we think you'll like to RD Digital. Have a look and let us know what you think.
We have recently added some new titles we think you'll like to RD Digital. Have a look and let us know what you think.

Marvel & DC Comics in your Pocket! Marvel & DC Comics in your Pocket!

By Rosa
We're excited to announce that you can now download and read Marvel and DC Comics straight to your preferred device using the app Libby!
We're excited to announce that you can now download and read Marvel and DC Comics straight to your preferred device using the app Libby!

Fahrenheit 11/9 Stream NOW on Beamafilm! Fahrenheit 11/9 Stream NOW on Beamafilm!

'I hope he never does one on me,' said Trump. Moore’s latest documentary examines current US politics. Stream free with your…
'I hope he never does one on me,' said Trump. Moore’s latest documentary examines current US politics. Stream free with your library card.

Dallas Buyers Club Dallas Buyers Club

Stream this award-winning film through Beamafilm. Free with your library card.
Stream this award-winning film through Beamafilm. Free with your library card.

Learn

Learn new skills with Lynda at YPRL Learn new skills with Lynda at YPRL

By Yprl
When I want to learn a new skill, I head to YouTube but videos can be patchy. I seem to be trying to learn from people as confused as me.
When I want to learn a new skill, I head to YouTube but videos can be patchy. I seem to be trying to learn from people as confused as me.

Suss Out Fake News Suss Out Fake News

Welcome to the world of Fake News, misinformation techniques & bad information courtesy of the Internet. How can you find your way…
Welcome to the world of Fake News, misinformation techniques & bad information courtesy of the Internet. How can you find your way…

Limitless Learning! Limitless Learning!

Your library membership gives you free access to Lynda.com - an online learning library with easy to follow videos at your fingertips.
Your library membership gives you free access to Lynda.com - an online learning library with easy to follow videos at your fingertips.

Digital Literacy Digital Literacy

recommended by TheInfamousElGuapo
Having a hard time getting by in this modern age? Have a question about technology?
Having a hard time getting by in this modern age? Have a question about technology?

Is it time to break up with your phone? Is it time to break up with your phone?

If you are using your smart device to avoid relationships, exercise, or connecting then maybe you need to assess your attention addiction?
If you are using your smart device to avoid relationships, exercise, or connecting then maybe you need to assess your attention addiction?
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