Home Library

                      Do you know someone who would benefit from our Home Library service? This is a free and convenient way for housebound residents to borrow library items. A volunteer selects items to meet each person’s individual needs and interests and delivers them on a monthly…
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Living Libraries Grant for Thomastown Library

Tuesday, 2 February, 2016 MAJOR UPGRADE FOR THOMASTOWN LIBRARY The Thomastown Library will receive a $150,000 boost from the Andrews Labor Government under the $4.3 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Additionally, City of Whittlesea is funding $100 000, totalling $250 000 in funding for the library. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny said the funds would…
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Media Release – New CEO

YARRA PLENTY REGIONAL LIBRARY MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Yarra Plenty Regional Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Shaw as the new CEO to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Christine Mackenzie, who has served the community with great distinction and credit to herself over twelve years. Di is currently…
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Drum Roll Please…The Winners of the 2015 Write Now! Short Story Competition

After weeks of reading and re-reading, our judge, Kalinda Ashton, has selected the winning entries for the 2015 Write Now! short story competition. For those who entered the competition this year (or thinking about writing their very first short story) take a look at what Kalinda had to say overall about the short-listed entries. There…
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The Myer Christmas Window

  For decades the Myer Christmas windows have brought light and joy to Melbourne. This year's story, based on Corinne Fenton's children's book Little Dog and the Christmas Wish is set on Christmas Eve in Melbourne 1956 and includes many of Melbourne's most iconic sites such as Flinders Street Station, the Block Arcade, the Hopetoun Tea Rooms and the Skipping Girl…
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What’s Happening Write Now?

After much deliberation, the shortlist for this year’s Write Now! Short Story Competition has been decided. Congratulations to the following writers and best of luck! Junior Category Allie by Mia Douglas-Muller Trapped by Macey Cooper The Swap by James Arnall Do you think it’s easy being Santa’s Elf? By Ruchini Rupasinghe Miss Molly and the…
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Calling all writers and poets

It’s that time in Banyule again, In Space - The 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper exhibition is on and they are inviting writers to compose a piece of prose or poetry in response to the theme in space or finalist exhibition artwork. Entries will be displayed in the Banyule community and presented live…
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Love the Arts, Create the Crafts

Break out the bedazzlers, prep your glitter cannons and get ready to paint that wagon cos Sunday 1 November to Monday 30 November is Love the Arts, Create the Crafts month at YPRL. Discover a world of ideas and creativity during November at your local library. Explore arts, craft, culture and film through workshops, exhibitions, talks…
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