Libraries Change Lives will be launched at Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) in November 2018, highlighting the economic and social benefits public libraries bring to the state, and our regions.
Three craft markets over three weekends will showcase locally made treasures including art, craft and produce and invite community members to share how their experiences with libraries have enriched the way they live and work. Drop in and share your story through words, photo, video... or in your own way!
Thomastown Craft Market
Saturday 3 November
Watsonia Library’s Annual Craft Fair
Saturday 10 November
Home Grown – Home Made Market
Saturday 17 November
Developed by Public Libraries Victoria Network and State Library Victoria, Libraries Change Lives is a statewide project designed to build community support and attract additional state government funding for the state’s 272 public libraries, which attract more than 30 million visitors a year.
Video: Libraries Change Lives Launch & Key Messages
New economic modelling demonstrates that every dollar invested in public libraries generates $4.30 of benefits for the state. At the local level, every dollar invested in Yarra Plenty Regional Library is delivering $3.50 of benefits to our community.
Want to get involved and support libraries?
Share your story HERE.