Free Computer Classes

Technology skills are essential for anyone who wants to keep in touch with family and friends across the country and the world. Join one of the small, friendly training group sessions at Cumberland Council Library Service where you can learn new skills to help you get connected and take the first step to becoming tech savvy. Classes […]

Digital Dabblers – Technology Club

Drop into any of our Digital Dabblers’ sessions. Bring along your laptops, smartphones, and tablets to share your knowledge and solve problems together in a friendly group environment. Where: Multi-Purpose Room Level 3, Merrylands Library Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Last Friday of the month) Dates: 24 February 2017 31 March 2017 28 April […]

Board Games Club

Do you have a favourite board game, need a playing partner, or would like to refine your playing skills? This new social group will provide a friendly, informal meeting space to play some of the best-loved games, including chess, backgammon and scrabble. Third Thursday of the month 2.00pm – 4.00pm Multi-Purpose Room Merrylands Library 19 […]

Movie Club

Are you interested in coming along to the Afternoon Movie Club at Merrylands Library? The sessions are a fun, enjoyable opportunity to get together with other movie lovers to watch and discuss a feature film – maybe a Hollywood classic, a memorable Oscar winner, or a favourite Australian movie. The Afternoon Movie Club meets on […]

Knitting Clubs @ the Library

Join our friendly group of knitters/crocheters. Help each other to learn, design and create some wonderful masterpieces. Beginners welcome. Please bring your own equipment. Wednesday @ Greystanes Library 10.00am – 12noon Thursday @ Wentworthville Library 11am – 1.00pm Saturday @ Merrylands Library 1.00pm – 3.00pm Call 9840 9920 or email to register your interest.

Creative Writing Club

Write your story. Share your story. Whether you write poems, songs, books or screenplays you are welcome to join our club. Third Sunday of the month 2.00pm – 4.30pm Merrylands Library Meetings resume Sunday 22 January 2017 Call 9840 9920 or email to register your interest.


Feel like playing a game of chess? Why not borrow a chess set and play in the Library. Cumberland Council Library Service has chess sets, chess pieces and chess boards available for use in the Library. You can borrow a chess board with playing pieces, playing pieces on their own or make use of chess […]

$8 Million To Fund Expansions To Two Local Libraries

Press Release – 5 July 2013 Merrylands and Wentworthville libraries will undergo expansions worth $8 million under a proposal from Holroyd City to accommodate for the area’s growing population. Scheduled underHolroyd’s Section 94 Development Contributions Plan Draft, an additional 600m² at each of the two libraries, will provide space to service new residents. “We continue […]

The changing face of library use

News Update – 7 June 2013 The changing face of library use is clearly demonstrated in the latest statistics for Holroyd City Council libraries. While the number of physical visits to libraries is remaining static, the number of virtual visits increased by almost 15% with virtual visitors accessing library services from remote locations. Council’s libraries […]

Learning to receive a boost

News Update – 22 March 2013 Following recent studies that found Holroyd’s libraries are still an important asset to the community, Council resolved to allocate $80,000 on a recurrent basis to funding new resources, with a focus on the book catalogue. Holroyd City Mayor, Ross Grove, said: “Despite the ever-increasing popularity of individual web-based learning […]