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20 November 2018

City of Parramatta Library celebrates 60 years

60 years of inspiring the community through free access to knowledge is being celebrated at the City of Parramatta Library on Thursday, 29 November 2018.

The Library was originally officially opened on Saturday 29 November 1958 by His Worship the Mayor, Alderman D. J Mahoney in front of a crowd of 100 people in Jubilee Hall No.2 at Parramatta Town Hall.

The Lord Mayor, Cr Andrew Wilson said he was proud of the Library’s track record in servicing the community over the last 60 years, evolving to become a first class diverse, literary and community space in Sydney’s West.

“Libraries are important cornerstones of healthy community life. They give kids a free opportunity to build a lifelong love of reading, enable people to look for work, explore research, experience new ideas, get lost in wonderful literature and at the same time, provide a place for gathering and events.

“The City of Parramatta Library not only provides free access to books it has a huge range of online resources and annually holds over 2000 events spanning digital literacy, children’s events, HSC talks, author talks, talks in other languages, English conversation classes as well as running job clubs.  There really are so many ways for the community to be able to Connect, Participate & Learn,” said Cr Andrew Wilson.

City of Parramatta Library Birthday Celebrations

Thursday, 29 November 3.30 – 5pm

Official cutting of the birthday cake by the Lord Mayor Councillor Andrew Wilson and

50s nostalgia, trivia, games, prizes, photo booth

Extra special draw on Thursday, 29 November!

Everyone who borrows 6 or more items can place their receipt into a special draw for prizes, that will be drawn at the end of the day. 

Borrow to Win!

To celebrate City of Parramatta library’s 60th birthday, the City of Parramatta is giving members the opportunity to win a prize every month for the next 12 months when they borrow 6 items or more.

Upcoming events