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A Tribute to Letter Writing Week A Tribute to Letter Writing Week

recommended by Library_geek
The art of letter writing has not died, even in the digital age. Letters shine when formatted into a book and give insights into characters.
The art of letter writing has not died, even in the digital age. Letters shine when formatted into a book and give insights into characters.

Travel by book - Holiday Reading Travel by book - Holiday Reading

recommended by Bookbudgie
Need to get away, but can't? What about some armchair travel? Here are some great titles made to just whisk you away from your 'everyday'!
Need to get away, but can't? What about some armchair travel? Here are some great titles made to just whisk you away from your 'everyday'!

Hermione, Luna and Ginny Recommend Hermione, Luna and Ginny Recommend

recommended by so_it_goes
Love Harry Potter but would rather take your book recommendations from Hermione, Luna and Ginny? Give these books a try!
Love Harry Potter but would rather take your book recommendations from Hermione, Luna and Ginny? Give these books a try!

New vegan? Start here New vegan? Start here

recommended by lisadempster
Veganism & plant-based eating is an increasingly popular dietary choice. Made the decision to remove meat & dairy from your plate? See here.
Veganism & plant-based eating is an increasingly popular dietary choice. Made the decision to remove meat & dairy from your plate? See here.

Summer Reading: not the usual suspects Summer Reading: not the usual suspects

recommended by ikillnovel
Summer is not just light breezy reads poolside. It's a time to delve into longer books, investigate the unusual or discover new writers.
Summer is not just light breezy reads poolside. It's a time to delve into longer books, investigate the unusual or discover new writers.

Explore

Summer. January. Let us be there for you Summer. January. Let us be there for you

How? Free: entertainment, activities and reading incentive program for kids, digital resources for your holiday, and air-conditioning!
How? Free: entertainment, activities and reading incentive program for kids, digital resources for your holiday, and air-conditioning!

#Lifehack For the Ultimate Multi-tasker! #Lifehack For the Ultimate Multi-tasker!

Maximise your time. LISTEN to free music or audiobooks while you: clean, cook, walk, exercise, commute!
Maximise your time. LISTEN to free music or audiobooks while you: clean, cook, walk, exercise, commute!

Librarian's Choice: December/ January Librarian's Choice: December/ January

recommended by Library_geek
Librarians across Australia have voted, and these are their top recommendations for December/January books.
Librarians across Australia have voted, and these are their top recommendations for December/January books.

Storytimes sessions released for 2019 Storytimes sessions released for 2019

Help your child's development! Storytimes = early language and literacy skills, memory, socialisation, school readiness & listening skills.
Help your child's development! Storytimes = early language and literacy skills, memory, socialisation, school readiness & listening skills.

Libraries Change Lives... Pass It On! Libraries Change Lives... Pass It On!

In 2008, a visit to collect a free board book at my local library (for the first time since primary school) changed my world. Read my story.
In 2008, a visit to collect a free board book at my local library (for the first time since primary school) changed my world. Read my story.

Learn

Business Tools Business Tools

Attention entrepreneurs, start-up dreamers, artistic hobbyists & small business owners. Build your business with our resources & workshops.
Attention entrepreneurs, start-up dreamers, artistic hobbyists & small business owners. Build your business with our resources & workshops.

HealthDirect HealthDirect

Free Australian health advice provides introductory information about a range of common health concerns, including over 1,250 health…
Free Australian health advice provides introductory information about a range of common health concerns, including over 1,250 health topics, plus information about medicines. Further information is provided by links to leading Australian health organisations.

Birds in Backyards Birds in Backyards

Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program focused on the birds that live where people live.
Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program of BirdLife Australia focused on the birds that live where people live. Get involved by becoming a member and taking part in our online surveys. Learn how you can create bird-friendly spaces in your garden and…

Top Online Learning Tools Top Online Learning Tools

Online learning is available 24/7 and can take place anywhere at any time. all you need is your library card.
Online learning is available 24/7 and can take place anywhere at any time. all you need is your library card.

Personal Digital Archive Toolkit Personal Digital Archive Toolkit

The Personal Digital Archive Toolkit provides steps to preserving and managing your personal digital collections
The Personal Digital Archive Toolkit provides steps to preserving and managing your personal digital collections

Genealogy

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Ryerson Index

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. From 1803 to last week. Search by surname or place

Resource

Search historical images

Search historical images and documents form our local history collection

Website

BDM Victoria Search your family history

Search the Victorian historical indexes of births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths dating back to as early as 1836.

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…

Staff List

Researching your Italian Family History

recommended by YPRLFamilyHistory

Italians have been migrating to Australia since the First Fleet. This list contains some resources for researching your Italian family…

Families

Curious Reads for Teens Curious Reads for Teens

recommended by Library_geek
Books that will take you on journey with mystical creatures, dragons, and pull you into curious worlds. Perfect for Summer Reading Club.
Books that will take you on journey with mystical creatures, dragons, and pull you into curious worlds. Perfect for Summer Reading Club.

Is your child starting school this year? Is your child starting school this year?

recommended by hammy28
Starting school or preschool can be a tough transition for children. These books will help in the preparation of such a big step.
Starting school or preschool can be a tough transition for children. These books will help in the preparation of such a big step.

Discover Curious Reads This Summer Discover Curious Reads This Summer

recommended by Library_geek
Discover exotic creatures, endearing animals, hairy monsters and new worlds through our Summer Reading Club. Find your kid's next read here.
Discover exotic creatures, endearing animals, hairy monsters and new worlds through our Summer Reading Club. Find your kid's next read here.

Parenting Hacks: Your Child at School Parenting Hacks: Your Child at School

recommended by LibraryPixie
Your child starting primary or secondary school? Anxious about whether they are ready? Will they cope, be bullied, make friends? Help them.
Your child starting primary or secondary school? Anxious about whether they are ready? Will they cope, be bullied, make friends? Help them.

Why bother sharing books with your baby? Why bother sharing books with your baby?

Books for 0-3 month old babies... why are we even talking about this? Aren't they too little to understand? Find out here.
Books for 0-3 month old babies... why are we even talking about this? Aren't they too little to understand? Find out here.

e-Library

Sounds of Summer Sounds of Summer

recommended by lisadempster
Audiobooks? Perfect for a summer on the go! Hiking, roadtrip or chilling at the beach, this grab-bag will keep you informed and entertained
Audiobooks? Perfect for a summer on the go! Hiking, roadtrip or chilling at the beach, this grab-bag will keep you informed and entertained

Transparent Languages Online Transparent Languages Online

Your library membership gives you access to this resource online or through the app. 99 languages available and interactive audio lessons!
Your library membership gives you access to this resource online or through the app. 99 languages available and interactive audio lessons!

Freegal: Free+Legal Music Freegal: Free+Legal Music

STOP! Changes to Freegal music! Upgraded website, New app, Increased to 5 downloads per person per week, Unlimited (24/7) streaming
STOP! Changes to Freegal music! Upgraded website, New app, Increased to 5 downloads per person per week, Unlimited (24/7) streaming

Commuting with Kids Commuting with Kids

In my family I am the kid-taxi. Find out how we use the time in the car together. (Book reviews from kids found here too!)
In my family I am the kid-taxi. Find out how we use the time in the car together. (Book reviews from kids found here too!)

Get your Tech on with RB Digital Get your Tech on with RB Digital

By Sylph
Need a bit of a reboot with your computer & tech skills? Why not flick through a mag like: Computer Arts, Macworld Australia or PC Magazine?
Need a bit of a reboot with your computer & tech skills? Why not flick through a mag like: Computer Arts, Macworld Australia or PC Magazine?

Create

NGV Kids on Tour 2019 NGV Kids on Tour 2019

Your creativity can take you anywhere with activities exploring the National Gallery with upcoming NGV Kids on Tour at the library!
Your creativity can take you anywhere with activities exploring the National Gallery with upcoming NGV Kids on Tour at the library!

Curious Adventures In Illustration Curious Adventures In Illustration

YPRL are thrilled to be hosting a collection of works by author and illustrator Judith Rossell at Eltham Library Community Gallery, this…
YPRL are thrilled to be hosting a collection of works by author and illustrator Judith Rossell at Eltham Library Community Gallery, this…

#Bookface? #Bookface?

What is Bookface? How is it done? And where can you see more? Find out here.
What is Bookface? How is it done? And where can you see more? Find out here.

Maker Spaces @ YPRL Maker Spaces @ YPRL

Do you keep hearing the term 'Maker Space' but don't know what it is? Find out all you need to know here.
Do you keep hearing the term 'Maker Space' but don't know what it is? Find out all you need to know here.

Community Creative: Adam Wallace Community Creative: Adam Wallace

Love our School Holiday brochure?! Illustrations are by Adam Wallace, three times New York bestselling...
Love our School Holiday brochure?! Illustrations are by Adam Wallace, three times New York bestselling...
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