Monday, December 29, 2014

School Holiday Parenting Kit

Parenting is a hard job at the best of times. Considering all the extra demands placed on you during the school holidays, you may feel more stressed than usual.

It’s good to have some ideas and information to give you inspiration when the kids say those dreaded words "I'm bored".

Have a look at the attached link for some tips and inspiration from NSW Family and Community Services

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Vote on February Releases

Would you like to help us select items for the library book collection?

We have a selection of books to be released in February from our book supplier for you to vote on. The more votes an item has the more likely it will be purchased. You can only vote for a book once.

To start voting go to the library catalogue -
Click on the text about how the voting system works
Enter your email address, card number and the branch you use the most and start selecting books.
To vote on a book click Vote button that appears under the title of the book

You can vote on as many books as you like.

Voting closes on 13 January 2015.

The next selection will be available to vote on shortly.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers, Primary School Students and Teens!

It's not too late to enter our Summer Reading Club for Preschoolers, Primary School Students and Teens!

Win great prizes and journey beyond your wildest imagination with some of your favourite authors.

All reading logs must be handed in before or on 9 January to receive a prize. Anyone who reads 5 books qualifies for a prize pack.

We are running three clubs this year, one for preschoolers, one for primary school students and one for teens.
Please see the webpages for each age group for details.

Primary school students:

If you would like more information please visit

Monday, December 15, 2014

School Holiday Activities for Primary School students - Bookings open!

Bookings for our School Holiday Activities for Primary School students open today!

Please see the picture below or visit visit our Library Events page for activity days and times and contact details for your local library. 

Bookings for the activities are done online. You can find the list of activities at Arncliffe, Bexley and Bexley North Libraries and Rockdale Town Hall on our Library Events page.

All activities are free but bookings are essential. Art and craft activities can be messy so please wear appropriate clothing. Parental supervision is required.

Bookings necessary on 
Phone for details: 9562 1821

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rockdale Library Broadband For Seniors Computer Kiosk

Rockdale Library's Broadband For Seniors Kiosk has been relocated to 
Customer Service Centre Foyer
Rockale City Council
2 Bryant Street

These computers a free for use by anyone aged 50 years or older. Please see Customer Service staff about booking to use these computers. The Kiosk is open Monday to Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm

The computer classes are finishing up for 2014, but will return in late January 2015. If you are interested in computer classes for beginners please contact Natalie on 9562 1821.

To find out more information about the Broadband for Seniors initiative visit the NEC website.
If you would like to book in for a class or would like more information please call 9562 1821

Saturday, December 6, 2014

eMagazine of the Month - Mental Floss

Mental Floss magazine is the premier magazine for knowledge junkies. It is perfect for anyone who enjoys quirky humour and mass amounts of trivia. Popular with people of all ages, it's an intelligent read that's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Mental Floss came in at #4 in Rockdale City Library’s eMagazine top 20 checkouts during November 2014.

Have a look at some of our back issues of Mental Floss, there’s a lot of great reading in

Here’s the top 20 titles for November 2014 (in order):

2 The Australian Women's Weekly
3 donna hay magazine
4 mental_floss
5 Australian Home Beautiful
6 Woman's Day
7 delicious
8 Australian House & Garden
9 Country Style
10 Harper's Bazaar Australia
11 OK! Magazine
12 Super Food Ideas
13 Vogue Australia
14 Family Circle
15 Marie Claire Australia
16 Money Australia
17 SBS Feast
18 Better Homes and Gardens Australia
19 Cosmopolitan Australia
20 Gourmet Traveller

If you haven’t registered for our free eMagazines yet, there’s a step by step video: or instructions in our eLibrary:

Friday, December 5, 2014

Public Holiday Closures December 2014/January 2015

The libraries at Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North and Brighton will close at 1pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014 for the Christmas Holidays. 

Bexley North will reopen on:

Saturday 27 December 9am to 5pm
Monday 29 December 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 30 December 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 31 December 9am – 1pm

All other branch libraries will be closed between 25 December 2014 and 1 January 2015. 

All libraries will be closed on 1 January 2014

Usual opening hours will resume on Friday 2 January 2014