The Diamond Valley Library features a large community garden and Garden Maker Space. We are proud to be the only public library that is a member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. We run a lot of gardening skills programs for members of all ages, and we incorporate gardening into our Storytimes and STEM activities. We also offer an active seed library where community members can take seeds to grow in their own garden, and then bring in their propagated seeds to share with others.

We love animals — Diamond Valley Library was the first library in Victoria to launch a Reading Dogs program, which promotes children’s literacy by having children read aloud to dogs. Dogs make a fantastic audience for readers, as they are non-judgemental, and don’t know when you make a mistake. Our resident guinea pig, Oreo, lives in the children’s section of the library and is very popular with members of all ages. We’ve also had lots of visiting animals over the years, including some local alpacas for a special reading of Alpacas with Maracas during National Simultaneous Storytime.

In 2021 the library had a major upgrade including a new glass roof. Other features include a parents’ room, fully accessible gender-neutral toilets, a new community room, meeting pods, tech pods, and an outdoor deck that allows library users to work or lounge in the beautiful garden. There is also a co-working zone, for entrepreneurs and micro-businesses, with space for training, workshops, and to brainstorm.

If you've been unable to make it into the branch, take a look at our virtual tour!

Opening Hours

Sunday

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Today

10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Friday

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This is a Nillumbik Shire Library

Yarra Plenty Regional Library is pleased to recognise that this library is funded by the Nillumbik Shire Council for all local residents and Victorians to enjoy.

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