Studying our past and telling our stories is critical to our sense of belonging, to our communities and to our shared future.
History shapes our identities, engages us as citizens, creates inclusive communities, is part of our economic well-being, teaches us to think critically and creatively, inspires leaders and is the foundation of our future generations.
- Value of History Statement
YPRL provides programs and pathways to enable people to connect with the past, including:
Family History groups, where individuals connect to learn and share their stories.
Family History Month, a region-wide program during August dedicated to inspiring and supporting the research and sharing of family stories.
Genealogy Help sessions, where individuals can book one-on-one appointments with an experienced family historian.
Local History Month, a region-wide program during October dedicated to inspiring and supporting the research, and sharing of, local history.
Ask a Librarian service:Contact us with a specific research query or look up from our local history collections.