Our "Suggest for Purchase" service is temporarily suspended. We hope to make this available shortly.
All our branches will be closed for the Public Holiday on Tuesday 26 January. Branches will return to normal operation at 9.00am Wednesday, 27 January. Thank you for your understanding.
Celebrate our local community
Share the long, lazy days of January with great music and food to connect with your community. Yarra Plenty Regional Library in support from Nillumbik and Banyule City Council invites you to get cooking with livestreamed events, workshops and cooking challenges to upload and share. Make the snazziest salad or be inspired with some great BBQ ideas.
For the musically minded, get the band back together or go solo and upload your clip to social media with #HomegrownYPRL. There are some great prizes on offer including some half day sessions in recording studios. We want our community to reconnect and share over local homegrown food and music. Join us for Homegrown Summer.
Musical renditions from Joel Quinn.
Edendale produce with “Plate of Origin” stars Ash & Kelly.
Weekly cooking challenges.
Family Terracotta Potting and Cress Heads.
Free Seed Packets Available!
As a part of Homegrown Summer and our Summer Reading Families (SRF) program, you can collect a free seed packet of Sweet Basil or Lettuce when you sign up for SRF for you to plant yourself.
In this video, Doug from Watsonia Library will show you how to plant your seedlings with this environmentally friendly planter pot that you can create yourself.
All you need is: a plastic cup; newspaper; a stapler. With that, and these easy to follow instructions, you're all ready to get started!
Calling all musical superstars!
Yarra Plenty Regional Library is looking for homegrown musical talent this summer.
Record a short video or audio clip showcasing your talent – up to 60 seconds – and share it online with #HomegrownYPRL.
Fill out the submission form to enter the competition to win time in a local recording studio!
Are you our next local musical superstar? Do you sing, play guitar, violin, or piano? If you need some extra inspiration or looking for other recording studio opportunities, check out these great resources from Banyule Youth Services.