Are you a Local History Buff?

Test your knowledge with this true/false quiz! Visit Wikinorthia for more stories of our local history and explore the multi-touch tables in Eltham and Diamond Valley Libraries. This quiz was created by our Local and Family History Librarian July 2018. Ask a Librarian Do you have a local history question? Throughout October, for Local History Month…
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Sarah Schmidt

Sarah Schmidt: librarian, writer, mother, daughter, sister, Reading and Literacy Coordinator, author – can now add ‘award-winning’ and ‘best-selling’ to the list. See What I have Done, published in 2017, has already sold over 25 thousand copies within Australia and is published in eight different languages worldwide. The novel published by Hachette is available in hard…
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Appointment of New CEO

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                          The Board of Yarra Plenty Regional Library is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Cowell as its new CEO, commencing 28 May 2018. Jane comes to the YPRL having recently finished a seven-year tenure at the State Library of Queensland, where she was the Executive Director of Information and…
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What’s On After School

   There are so many choices for after school activities: football, swimming, dancing, karate, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, art, cookery, drama, scouts, music... the list goes on. What do your kids do? Parents are always on the look out for activities that will give their kids an advantage, entertain them, educate them, help them, upskill them…
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It’s Festival Season!

If you’re looking for free, family-friendly opportunities to connect with others, experience new things and celebrate your community, make sure you check out the City of Banyule Kids ArtyFarty Fest and City of Whittlesea Community Festival this Sunday 18 March. Yarra Plenty Regional Library will be out and about this weekend, popping up at both…
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Library Survey 2017

Hello! We want you to have your say in shaping our Strategic Vision! We’d like you to tell us what you think of us. Yes, we really do! We are commencing our first region-wide survey of our library services and would be very pleased if you could take the time to contribute your opinions. The…
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1000 Books Before School

Reading just ten minutes a day can instil a lifelong love of books and learning in young children. The more a child is read to in their preschool years, the better prepared they are when they start to learn how to read and write. From 22 March 2017 – 2 April 2018, Yarra Plenty Regional…
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Summer Reading Club 2016/17 Winner

Winner Announcement! The Summer Reading Club (SRC) is a program designed to encourage children (ages 3-12) to read during the summer holidays. It has been operating for many years at YPRL; this year 2400 children took part in the competition.  Our theme this year was MAMMOTH READS and it was an enormous summer of reading…
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Tablo

What is Tablo? Tablo is a social self-publishing platform that allows authors to write books that can then be discovered by a large global community of readers. Authors can build a following as well as explore and follow emerging writers and books across many genres. Write! Publish and share a little or a lot. It's up…
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