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.
Fostering connections across our community
The Growing Community program is designed to teach you how to get the most out of your local area. Be it homegrown talent, or local produce, Growing Community looks to highlight it all for you.
If you want to learn more about how to get the most out of your own backyard and live more sustainably, then our Growing Community workshops are for you. In these, you will learn more about everything local, from Beeswax Wraps to Recycling Right at Home, and from worm farms to preserving your own produce.
Our local areas have many wonderful resources available through council, community groups and organizations such as our local Transition Groups who we will draw together so you can meet and learn new and valuable skills. Our libraries will also offer sessions on Nature play, Toddler Garden Play, Kitchen garden sessions, Community Garden Groups and a huge range of Gardening and Sustainability talks and workshops.
We have an extensive range of resources for you in our collection, which range from informational blogs and booklists to online tutorials and links to council and community sessions.
Whether you are a local food producer, want to eat local food, grow veggies in your garden or just want to meet like-minded folks, Local Food Connect is for you. Eltham Farmers’ Market, a Local Food Connect initiative, is held every Sunday.
Dedicated to creating a sustainable and resilient Montmorency, with the added bonus of making it an even nicer place to live and building community, this group is based on the "Transitions Town" initiative which aims to address Climate Change and Peak Oil with positive actions.
Sustainable Greensborough was started with a strong determination to share a passion and interest in the environment and sustainability with each other, and the wider community. They aim to learn and grow together, discovering the personal and communal actions that can improve lives and the planet’s health at the same time.
Sustainable Watsonia provides opportunity for local community join together to build a more sustainable and resilient community. They are a diverse, inclusive, welcoming and safe place for everyone. Initiatives include food swaps, repair cafe, sustainable living workshops, transition streets and zero waste community lunches.