Library and Information Week at YPRL

Join us in Celebrating Library and Information Week 2020 (25 – 31 May)

National Library and Information Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

During these challenging times, Yarra Plenty Regional Library is still bringing services and programs to you online.

Library and Information Week provides the community with the opportunity to learn about the services and programs libraries offer.

What can the library do for you? 

We think Libraries Change Lives - and our patrons, partners and volunteers agree. Read their stories here

During Library and Information Week, why not connect with us on social media and find out about the programs and services we offer: 

Get involved with your local library - from the comfort of your home

Below is our celebratory Library and Information Week Program.

Perhaps much of the world has stopped, but we certainly haven’t.

Pet Tales

Does a little reluctant reader live at your house? Pet tales online might be what you have been looking for.

Online Storytimes

We have moved our Storytime sessions online! Every weekday we will be live streaming some of your favourite YPRL librarians right into your home. Check out our Facebook page. 

English Conversation Cafe

Is English your second language? Come along, meet new people online. Practice your conversational English.

MoonHack 2020

Moonhack is an annual event bringing together kids from across the world for a week of coding. It’s open to ages 5-17, and is particularly popular for ages 8-13. Moonhack was started by Code Club Australia.  This year, we will take our Moonhack event online – as part of our new Virtual Code Club, kids can get tips, and share their coding in real-time with a Code Club Leader.

Online Bookchat

Join an online book chat to discuss what you have been reading in the times of COVID-19.

French Conversation Group

French conversation in a friendly atmosphere, facilitated by a native-spearker. All levels above beginners, formal teaching not provided.

Stitch This: Quarantine Quilting

Join us online, meet others and work on your knitting, crochet or patchwork project while picking up new skills.

National Simultaneous Storytime

YPRL will present a virtual Storytime on the YPRL Facebook page so log in and get ready to hear Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas read by Thomastown Library’s very own Storyteller extraordinaire, Tegan!

YPRL Culture Club: The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

Do you love reading? Do you love films? Do you love discussing books and films with total strangers (that could quickly become your friends!) in a fun and relaxed environment? Are you looking to explore films and books that you normally wouldn't try? If you do then YPRL's Culture Club is for you.

Night Writers Club Online

Join a creative writing group and build a network of writing friends that can offer support, advice and a fresh approach to writing and publishing.

Point of View

A friendly discussion group of current topics, lifestyle and reminiscences.

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