Doggy Tales – Read to a Dog

Does a little reluctant reader live at your house? Doggy Tales might be what you have been looking for. What is it? The YPRL Doggy Tales program provides children with a non-judgemental, comforting and safe canine audience as they practise their reading.  It also encourages and develops children’s verbal communication skills and presents reading as…
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FEASTival

Do you like food? Then you need to find out more about FEASTival. FEASTival? What is that? I hear you asking. Well the library is celebrating cultural diversity and bringing flavours of the world to you. There are food-inspired events of all sorts including progressive cooking demonstrations and tastings. Don’t miss out on these foodie…
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National Science Week

Saturday 13 August - Sunday 21 August It is National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology with events taking place across the nation for anyone and everyone to join in and participate. Make sure you check out these YPRL events happening on Wednesday 17 August:  Whittlesea Library Read to Mr Whittles…
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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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Summer Reading Club Winner

The Yarra Plenty Regional Library annual Summer Reading Club ran through December 2015 – January 2016 encouraging kids to read over the school holidays. For every 10 books read and recorded each child between the ages of 3-12 received a fun trading card and went into the draw to win great prizes. This fun, family-orientated…
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