NGV Kids on Tour 2019

  Do you like to play make believe?  Are you a curious creature?  Close your eyes and imagine - transform, fly, or travel through infinite worlds. Your creativity can take you anywhere with activities and workshops exploring the National Gallery with upcoming NGV Kids on Tour 2019 activities at your local library this January! NGV…
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Libraries Change Lives… Pass It On!

      I’ve never been shy in expressing how libraries (and librarians, for that matter) have changed my life, to anyone who will listen. Often, my passionate and excited words stimulate energetic conversation on shared experiences and new discoveries. At times however, I am surprised by the reactions my sentiments evoke. Though clichéd, an outdated perception…
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YPRL Top Books of 2018

We asked our Book Clubs to tell us their favourite reads...   All the Light We Cannot See A Man Called Ove The Last Painting of Sara De Vos Big Little Lies The Light Between Oceans Then we looked at ALL the borrowing that's been happening throughout the year and found... The Most Borrowed Adult…
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Libraries Change Lives launched at YPRL

      YPRL continues to enjoy participation in the Libraries Change Lives campaign, highlighting the impact of Victoria’s public libraries and the role they play in healthy communities. Our campaign was launched in November at Thomastown, Watsonia and Diamond Valley libraries, featuring at the craft markets. Staff, community members, guests and visitors shared stories, celebrating the role of libraries…
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Supporting Local History Groups

I recently attended a half day seminar presented by Museums Australia (Victoria) on supporting Local History Groups. The seminar was primarily aimed for local government employees, but would have been of interest to people across the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).  The seminar was held at the Kathleen Syme Library, Carlton. A number of speakers were on the…
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