Due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, YPRL branches will only open for contactless Click & Collect services until restrictions ease.

Services will 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 to close earlier on some days).

Unfortunately the Outreach Vehicle will not be operating throughout the lockdown.

The Mobile Library will offer contactless Click & Collect service from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday - Friday, from various locations.

Our 24/7 return chutes will remain open and all holds and item due dates have been extended until after restrictions end and users may continue to place holds on the collection.

Kids Corner: Homemade Instruments

Kids Corner is the place to find fun activities to help entertain the kids!

A preschool aged child sits in a loungeroom with various craft supplies in front of her on a table. She is looking down absorbed in making a colourful creation

Age Guide: preschool and primary school

Is your child missing circle time singing nursery rhymes and making music? Here are instructions to make simple homemade instruments from items you probably have laying around the house. Yes, we promise they are easy!

To extend the activity, watch this video showing someone who has created a very cool kalimba from ice cream sticks going through their process.



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