Write Now Because You Love It

The Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s annual Write Now! Short Story Competition is closing soon so don't miss out! This year we’re trying something slightly different: Entries for the OPEN category are to be based around the theme of Home. Think home, homecomings, belonging, departing or the idea of local. Use the idea of Home to…
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Print from Anywhere is finally here!

Print emails, attachments, photos, boarding passes, web pages and more from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer to any of the locations below. Download the instruction guide here for more details and instructions. Download the mobile printing apps from the App Store and Google Play. Select a branch to pick up your printing! Diamond Valley Eltham Library Ivanhoe Library…
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School Holidays are here!

  There is more and more pressure these days to ‘entertain’ children. And in winter there is no simply playing at the park. A trip to the cinema is no longer a treat as there is an expectation to see multiple if not all of the new release kids films. But who can afford it…
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Census Information Sessions

The census is the largest form of information gathering in Australia. Census Night is coming (Tuesday 9 August) so make sure you are ready. If you would like more information about the census, have some questions, are new to Australia or have never participated in a census before then come along to a free community-based…
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Stories that are…

Listen. He is going to tell you a tale. She is going to speak to you words. They are going to give you stories like small boxes tightly sealed, taped and bound with ribbon. And inside will be things. Dangerous, funny, taboo, local, scientific, performed, crafted, criminal, oral, historic things. Things great and things small…
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New Genealogy Group at Ivanhoe

  We are excited to launch a new Genealogy Special Interest Group at Yarra Plenty this month.  The group will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at Ivanhoe Library. The group will kick off this Thursday evening 5 May at 7pm with guest speaker Liz Pidgeon, Local and Family History Librarian providing tips and…
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Celebrating Long-term Partnerships

Holi Dance Drama - held on Sunday 13 March - was one of the highlights of Cultural Diversity Week for Yarra Plenty Regional Library. This colourful event explored the significance, history and current traditions of the Holi festival in India and was held at the Streeton Room, The Centre Ivanhoe. Northern Region Indian Seniors Association…
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Do you ever wunder?

And the theme is Wunderlust! This winter we are taking you on a journey, all across July you will be able to traverse new and unknown terrain with nothing but your library card! Join us for writing workshops, author talks, memoirs, bike tours and more. The 7th Annual Booklovers' Festival, Wunderlust runs from Thursday 2 July to…
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Crime Book Returned to Ivanhoe 27 Years Late

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-12/overdue-book-returned-to-library-after-28-years/3770288 An overdue library book was returned to us today in the post. Arriving in an anonymous envelope, smothered in 5 cent stamps and addressed to “Heidelberg Regional Library". We are delighted to have our prodigal library book returned but had to laugh when we looked at the due date. This little gem was due on the…
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