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New One Stop Shop Service for Carlingford

Carlingford Library will provide One Stop Shop services from 4 August. Customers can pay their Baulkham Hills Shire Council rates and register their cat or dog. 149 certificate applications will also be taken.

Baulkham Hills Library in Railway Street Baulkham Hills also offers this range of services.

Castle Hill Library and the new Vinegar Hill Memorial Library at Rouse Hill also provide access to the full range of Council services including DA lodgement.

Payment may be made by cheque, EFTPOS or credit card. Cash payments are not accepted. 1% surcharge applies for credit card payments.

So, the next time you make a trip into the library how about making it a One Stop Shop!

Connecting the Hills Community DVD

Baulkham Hills Shire Library Service has a new DVD that highlights the wonderful services on offer. A 45 second version of the DVD can be seen on the library website at

We would like to invite any community groups who would like a visit from Library staff to view the entire DVD and find out about the great services we offer to contact Erica Wort, Project Officer on 9761 4534.

Public Holiday Opening Hours

All branches are closed Monday 6 October Labour Day public holiday.

New in the Library


Summer at Eureka - Pete Murray

Catch the wind - Damien Leith

Kung Fu Panda - music from the motion picture


Grace Kelly:the American princess

Into the Wild

Life After Death:Iron Maiden

Fiction Bestsellers

Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich

Rogue - Danielle Steel

Devil May Care: a James Bond novel - Sebastian Faulks

Coming Events

Pyjama storytime 2 girls readingAugust  

  • Beading and Jewellery Making

  • Camp Out Storytime

  • Spiderling Storytime

  • Radio School

  • Introduction to Bonsai

  • Pyjama Storytime

  • Hills Living Library at Maroota Muster

  • KnitTogether


  • Helping Learner Drivers Workshop

  • Candle making workshop

  • Soap making workshop


  • Let’s Talk About…Who do you think you are?

Click here for regular events and more details.

An Evening with Belinda Alexandra

White Gardenia book coverAuthor of the bestselling novels White Gardenia, Wild Lavender and Silver Wattle. Belinda will be talking about her powerful and passionate books and her writing career.

Belinda has been published to wide acclaim in Australia, New Zealand and Europe

When: Wednesday 20 August 2008
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Sonya Phillips Room, Castle Hill Library, cnr Castle & Pennant Streets Castle Hill
Cost: $5

Tickets are essential and may be purchased at any of the Baulkham Hills Shire Libraries.

Belinda will be signing copies of her books available for purchase on the night. 

Lets Talk About Bushwalking in the Hills

BushwalkersDiscover more about Council's bush land reserves and the rare plants, threatened vegetation communities and fauna you can find in them. Our expert local guide, Jennifer Farrer will be sharing her knowledge with you and will be happy to answer your questions. Morning tea will be provided.

When: Wednesday 3 September 2008
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Cost: Free (bookings essential)
Venue: Baulkham Hills Library
Contact: 9639 4874

Toddler Tactics

three cranky toddlersCome along and hear practical strategies and hassle free advice from Cathy Coller from Castle Hill Community Health Centre.  She will be discussing tantrums, sleep and diet of 12-24 month olds.

When: Thursday 28 August 2008
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Cost: $5 (tickets essential)
Venue: Carlingford Library
Contact: 9871 5922

‘Yarn on a Stick or Two

wool and knitting needlesKnitting is the new Yoga!  Come along and join a friendly, informal group and learn a new craft.  Modern designs, techniques and patterns will be used.

Carlingford Library

When: Fortnightly on Tuesdays
Next meeting: 19 August
Time: 10am - 12 noon

Dural Library

When: Fortnightly on Wednesdays
Next meeting: 19 August
Time: 10am - 12 noon

What to bring: No. 8 needles and wool
Contact Council: 129 Showground Road Castle Hill NSW 2154 Ph: +61 (02) 9843-0555 Fax: +61 (02) 9843-0409
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