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Libraries Change Lives

Libraries Change Lives was launched at Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) in November 2018, highlighting the economic and social benefits public libraries bring to the state, and our regions.  Developed by Public Libraries Victoria Network and State Library Victoria, Libraries Change Lives is a statewide project designed to build community support and attract additional state government funding for…
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Libraries Change Lives

New economic modelling demonstrates that every dollar invested in public libraries generates $4.30 of benefits for the state. At the local level, every dollar invested in Yarra Plenty Regional Library is delivering $3.50 of benefits to its communities of Banyule City Council, Nillumbik Shire and City of Whittlesea. YPRL delivers $36.7 million in net benefits…
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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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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 Though clichéd, an outdated perception…
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Library Lovers’ Day

Happy Library Lovers' Day folks! What better way to celebrate than to share #LibraryLoveStories from our amazing community partners as part of the Libraries Change Lives campaign? Take a peek and see how love can be found at the library, through work, play and collaboration... 'Araluen participants can improve their literacy and social abilities, let their imaginations fly…
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Volunteer Feature: Robin Massey

We are joining in the celebration of National Volunteer Week with many organisations across Australia to thank those who have given so much to YPRL and our local community. Today we are featuring one of our wonderful Ivanhoe Library-based volunteers, Robin Massey. Read below to find out how she got involved in the library (hint…
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Library & Information Week 2019

Library and Information Week 2019 is all about recognising the ways libraries support and further the ideals of Truth, Integrity and Knowledge. At Yarra Plenty Regional Library, we're celebrating this theme by highlighting some of the moving stories received from our communities as part of the the #LibrariesChangeLives advocacy campaign.    'The library changed my…
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