Love your library

Take advantage of the wonderful facilities your local library has to offer including children’s and adult books, e-books and audio books, CDs, DVDs, Graded Readers, online encyclopaedias, story time sessions, free Internet access, school holiday activities, help with reference enquiries and much more.

Jump into the Year One Reading Club

The Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane invites young readers in Year One to enter the amazing world of literature with the exciting Year One Reading Club.

The Year One Reading Club is about to launch at your local library and is a great way to entice your Year One students to read more books.

Students who join the club will receive a logbook and a sticker each time they borrow a book from the library.

After receiving two stickers, club members will begin to collect rewards.

“I would encourage all parents to introduce their children in Year One to the reading club, as a great way to help them to improve their reading skills and introduce their imaginations to the magic of literature,” Mayor Keane said.

“I regularly bring my children to the library to borrow books, but when my daughter Saskia, who is in Year One, found out about the Year One Reading Club she was super excited and eager to tell her friends at school.

“The rewards system is a great way for parents and teachers to encourage children to explore their local library.”

Year One Reading Club starts on March 1 and will continue through to October 31.

To join, head to one of The Hills Shire Libraries or visit and search for “library” in the search tab.

Get Crafty @ the Library

Learn new crafts or share your skills at The Hills Shire Library Service’s ‘Yarn on a Stick or Two’ or ‘Get Crafty’ Groups.

‘Yarn on a Stick or Two’ are friendly informal groups of knitters who get together for a chat while they knit from modern designs, techniques and patterns. The groups meet fortnightly at Baulkham Hills (Thursdays), Carlingford (Tuesdays) and Dural (Wednesdays) Libraries. Contact your local branch for further information.

Rouse Hill also have a ‘Nifty Knitters’ group who knit for charity. They meet every third Friday 10.30am – 11.30am.

If you’re interested in anything craft related, beginner or expert, come along to the ‘Get Crafty’ group and meet people with similar interests. You could learn or teach someone a new craft such as needlepoint, quilting or knitting. The group meets every second Monday during school terms, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Castle Hill Library.