Due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, YPRL branches will only open for contactless Click & Collect services until restrictions ease.
Branches are open a little later than normal on Monday – Friday, at 9.30am, and close a little later, at 7.00pm, Monday – Thursday (with Whittlesea and Diamond Valley close earlier on some days).
Unfortunately the Outreach Vehicle will not be operating throughout the lockdown.
The Mobile Library has encountered an issue and will be off the road until we're able to resolve it. We will be servicing the Mobile Library stops with our Outreach Vehicle until the Mobile Library is repaired.
Our 24/7 return chutes remain open, all item due dates have been extended until after restrictions end, and users may continue to place holds on the collection.
Toy & Learning Library
Borrow, learn and explore!
For years now libraries have pushed themselves to engage with new technologies and provide programming that complements the school curriculum in preparing kids for the coming challenges of the future. YPRL has met this challenge through many successful programs, such as our Code Clubs, Maker Spaces, and regular workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) disciplines. The next logical step for us to support learning in STEM literacies is to provide lending resources that can be taken home like any other item in our collection.
That's where our Toy Library & Learning Library comes in!
Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Lalor Toy Library service has been suspended.
The toy library collection is suitable for children up to 6 years old and offers a wonderful selection of educational and stimulating toys. Members can access the toy library at Lalor Library, and can borrow up to three toys at a time, for up to three weeks. Please be aware that under current government restrictions numbers will be limited.
Operating Hours (immediately following our storytime sessions):
The learning library features a collection of STEM and robotics equipment suitable for children aged 6–14. It is made available to members after school or during the library’s specific STEM programs and events.
Tuesday, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Thursday, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Saturdays, 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
Conditions of membership:
3 items per library card
3-week loan period
Items may be renewed
Items may only be borrowed and returned during operating hours