Seniors can now enjoy library resources from home

Published on 22 July 2021

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To ensure residents have access to the extensive library collection during the latest COVID-19 lockdown, The Hills Shire Library Service has brought back its Stay Home and Read delivery service.

The free book delivery service is open to Hills Shire residents aged 65 years or older.

Participants will be provided with a selection of up to 10 items delivered to their door while restrictions are in place.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the service was a wonderful way to support reading through the pandemic.

“We had an overwhelmingly positive response when we first launched this service,” Mayor Byrne said.

“That's why we've decided to bring this service back during the latest lockdown to ensure our most vulnerable have access to our library's resources.

“Library members can also access the eLibrary via the free Hills Shire Library App which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play," Mayor Byrne added. 

To find out more and the eligibility criteria for the Stay Home and Read delivery service, visit The Hills Shire Council Library webpage, www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/library. 

Adding to this, pre-recorded Virtual Baby Bounce sessions are now available online via the Hills Shire Library Services webpage. They can also be enjoyed on The Hills Shire Library Facebook page every Tuesday at 10am. 

These sessions include songs, rhymes and activities designed to build literacy skills in infants aged 0-2 years.

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