Our libraries are currently closed until 14 September.
As part of the Stage 4 restrictions currently being implemented in metropolitan Melbourne, YPRL will be ceasing our popular Click & Post, Print & Post, and Family Fun Bundle services.
Our returns chutes will also be closed until restrictions ease. All current loans have been extended until 17 September 2020. Remember, YPRL is fine free!
YPRL is still offering the same great customer service, support and extensive elibrary during our closure. Check out our online programs below.
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Online Services and Programs
Join us each Monday evening for Virtual Code Club. Work through an activity with us or get help with a program of your own. Doesn't run during school holidays.
Wednesdays at 4pm it's LEGO Challenge time on our Facebook page.
YPRL Culture Club
Do you love reading? Do you love films? Do you love discussing books and films with total strangers (that could quickly become your friends!) in a fun and relaxed environment? Are you looking to explore films and books that you normally wouldn't try? If you do then YPRL's Culture Club is for you. Best of all you don't even need to leave your home to participate: the Culture Club is all online and open to everyone. This is the perfect tonic for these iso-times and beyond.
Book Valet is a free service where our librarians curate you a personalised reading (or watching!) list.
All you need to do is fill in a short survey about your book and/or film tastes and we'll get to work! Access Book Valet.
Family and Local History Help
Is it time to look back at your family tree, or find out more about your local area? Our team of genealogy and local history specialists will be on hand to help. Request Family and Local History Help.
Print & Post
Family Fun Night Trivia
Join us for on Thursday nights for Family Fun Night Trivia. There'll be a different theme each week. You will need to have access to a computer to participate, a Team name, enough paper for six rounds of trivia and a pen. Have a supply of treats to share and we’re ready to go.
We've taken our Storytimes online! Every weekday morning we're broadcasting virtual Storytimes on Facebook with the familiar faces from YPRL branches.
- 10.00am - Baby Storytime
- 10.30am - Toddler Storytime
- 11.00am - Preschool Storytime
- 5.30pm - Bedtime Storytime (Monday, Wednesday, Friday only)
Got a device you can't seem to get working or an app that won't do what it's supposed to? Got a question about online services or need help navigating the web? YPRL's technical wizards and digital mentors are available to work through the problem with you in real time.
Call Tech Help on 03 9408 7888, leave a voicemail and we’ll call you back to help. Find out more about the Tech Helpline.
Homework Help & Pet Tales
As many kids start Term 2 schooling from home our teacher-librarians will be available for one-on-one homework help sessions to assist in their transition to at-home-learning. Learn more about Homework Help.
We also have eager dogs, cats and birds ready for your child to practice reading with. Book a 10 minute reading aloud session in Pet Tales.
Let Me Research That
Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to be unproductive! Our librarians are still on hand to assist you with your research or help you find the information you are looking for. Submit a research request.
Let us help you transition to ebooks and audiobooks with these reading recommendations.
Spotlight On: Digital Resources
eLibrary for Kids
Access these online 24/7! FREE anytime, anywhere. If your kids are online, why not make it sneakily educational? Some even have a handy app!