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There’s always something on off er at Sutherland Shire Council’s eight amazing libraries, and the next few weeks are no different, with a fantastic array of activities and events to cater to the needs and interests of our community. No matter what your age or interest, there is always bound to be something new to pique your interest at your local library.

With the September school holidays rapidly approaching, Council’s library staff have once again organised an exciting range of activities designed to get young imaginations active over the holiday break. Among the many activities our library staff have planned for local youngsters are opportunities for children to build a birdhouse, read with the cats, visit our hatching chicks, with plenty more to be announced. With holiday sessions ever popular, interested families are urged to head online and book via Council’s website to secure a spot.

There is plenty on off er for older students too, with those preparing for their Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams invited to seek some respite from the stress of study through our annual ‘HSC Rescue’ event. Sessions held across both Sutherland and Cronulla Libraries will deliver a fantastic lineup of activities designed to help students unwind, recharge and conquer their exams with confidence.

Sessions will be held from Monday 25 September to Friday 13 October, with students encouraged to drop in and enjoy the range of afternoon activities on off er, from making friends with a canine companion to receiving a neck and shoulder massage, complimentary pizza or taking part in a stress-busting mindfulness session.

These events are testament to the dedication of our fantastic library and community services staff, informed by feedback we gather from members of the community. Just a few of the ways your libraries have acted on past feedback includes refurbishments and new furnishings, unlimited WiFi, and more quiet spaces to study.

If you have feedback or changes you’d like to see at your local library, we would love to hear from you via our Libraries Customer Satisfaction and Services Survey. Submissions are now open with residents encouraged to provide feedback between now and Tuesday 3 October.

You can also keep an eye out for popup stands Council will be operating throughout the Sutherland Shire to gather further feedback, or head over to Join the Conversation. For more information refer to HSC Rescue.

Sutherland Shire Mayor Councillor Carmelo Pesce

HSC Rescue at the Libraries