Monday, December 22, 2008

November Winners

Congratulations to Lee Savage, Diana Wong & Jillian Hall who are our November winners of the Borders book vouchers. They have won a $25 borders gift card for renewing their loans on the web during November 2008.
Simply renew your loans during any month in 2008 exclusively via our catalogue in the library or on our website at to go into the draw for a gift card.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Opening Hours

Over the Christmas/New Year holidays, the Rockdale Library & Community Information Service will have changed opening hours. All branches will be closed on the public holidays.

Branches at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North, Brighton-Le-Sands and Sans Souci will be closing at 1pm on 24 December until 2nd January 2009. Normal opening hours will resume on 2nd January 2009.

The opening hours for the Rockdale Branch are as follows
24th December 2008 - closing at 1pm
25th December 2008 - Closed
26th December 2008 - Closed
27th December 2008 - 9 am - 5 pm
29th December 2008 - 9 am - 5 pm
30th December 2008 - 9 am - 5 pm
31st December 2008 - 9 am - 5 pm
1st January 2009 - Closed
2nd January 2009 - Normal hours resume 9 am - 8pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Summer Reading Group - Online

Please join us online for a Summer Reading Group. It will be an online group and our meeting place will be at the Summer Reading Wiki*, see below for the address.

To join either email: Rockdale Library with the subject line
Summer Reading Group. An invitation to join will be emailed to you
OR go to and join the wiki.
You will need to set up an account to join the wiki. It is free to join.
The group will be run primarily online. You can post book reviews, your list of summer reads and start discussions about what you are reading.

If you don’t have access to the internet you can write your reviews and give them to staff at the library. You can also email your reviews to Rockdale Library, just include summer reading group as the subject line.

For more information please contact Natalie on 9562 1821

You personal details will be used to notify you of important details about the club. Not for any other purpose.
Please be aware that anything you post on the wiki is publicly accessible. Do not include any personal information such as your address, email or phone numbers.
You must be 18 years or older to post to this site.

*A wiki is a website that relies on the collaboration of a group to provide content for the site.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Review the books you enjoyed.

In mid November, the library updated it's Library Management System.
It may not look any different, but you now have the ablity to put reviews on items you've enjoyed or not. On the left side of the catalogue window there is a new option - How to add a review. This document gives you instructions for entering your review and guidelines to the content of your review.

Reviews will then be sent to a moderator for approval. You can see the newest review by going to the Recently Available menu at the top of the catalogue screen and scrolling down to Ratings and Reviews.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

1st Wednesday book group

The 1st Wednesday book group will be meeting this Wednesday 3rd December at Rockdale Library at 10.30am. We will be discussing Merry go round in the sea by Randoloph Stow.
This will be our last meeting for 2008.

If you have read this book please come along and join us.
Phone Natalie for more information on 9562 1821