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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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 Though clichéd, an outdated perception…
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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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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 summer. Supported by Nillumbik Shire Council, Adventures in Illustration will showcase and celebrate the curious creatures, colourful characters and cautionary tales in Judith’s puzzles, mazes, picture books and award-winning illustrated novels Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood MireandWakestone Hall.  The exhibition will be launched at Eltham Library Community Gallery on Saturday 15…
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Balloons: The Ugly Truth

By Hansikaa Sharma, Yarra Plenty Regional Library Member (Published with permission.)    Balloon releases and balloons in general are a fun way to commemorate a big event or decorate a birthday party, but considering the impact balloons have on ecosystems it's just not worth it. Balloons are a devastation to the environment. If you are…
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Full STEAM Ahead: Learning Communities are Growing Communities

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are critically important for productivity, personal decision making and effective community, national and global citizenship. However, exploring and applying STEM principles in new and innovative ways requires the ability to adapt information and initiate creative solutions. Cue STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education! Supporting people of…
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Community Creative: Adam Wallace

Love our September Under the Sea brochure?! Illustrations are by our school holiday guest, Adam Wallace! Adam is a three time New York Times bestselling author with a talent for writing hilarious, horrendous and heartfelt books for children. He has over forty published titles under his belt, including Jamie Brown is Not Rich, Spark, and the Accidentally Awesome series. Adam loves…
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