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.

Lockdown Activities

YPRL Staff

20 July, 2021

Looking for something to do during the extended lockdown? YPRL has you covered!

Check out our wide assortment of fun activities that you can do from home.


Children and Families

Online Storytimes - with new ones added every day!

DIY Snowflake Decorations 

Make a Crafty Crocodile 

Pretty Fish Craft 

Virtual Electronics

Ice Cream in a Bag

Bunny Ears Craft

Scratch Coding: Making Music with Colour

Make a Recycled Snow Globe

Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossils 

Lego Challenge

Armpit Fudge

Colour Collage


Downloadable activity book: School Holiday Kids Program



Maker Space Online: Screenprinting Kits

Healing Meditation with Claudia

Career Inspirations with LinkedIn Learning

Maker Space Online: Cosplay Pet Challenge

Job Interview Confidence with Victoria University

Healthy Eating on a Budget with Ben McMenamin


Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more great ideas!

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