Catch-up with a good eBook these school holidays

Mayor Yvonne Keane at Castle Hill Library.
Mayor Yvonne Keane at Castle Hill Library.

The Hills Shire Library Service is coming to you these school holidays.

With thousands of great eBooks and audiobooks ready for download, children and teenagers can access a variety of fun and engaging stories at any time of the day and at any location with the help of their parents, access to the internet and with an electronic device such as an iPad or tablet.

Plus, the Library’s online collection also includes an array of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books and games.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane said the Library’s new state-of-the art online borrowing system, Spydus, made it easier for library users to access all digital services in one convenient place.

“We have so much for you to choose from that your child will be spoilt for choice these school holidays,” Mayor Keane said.

“Long car rides to your holiday destination won’t be a bore as your child is transported to another country, time, place or galaxy through the wonderful stories they read or listen to.

“Reading is also very important for children. Not only does it keep their brains stimulated over the break, but it will help with creative thinking, improve vocabulary and provide a wonderful form of entertainment,” Mayor Keane added.

To add to the books on offer, The Hills Shire Library Service is celebrating the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with unlimited access for members through the OverDrive digital collection until 9 July.

All library members will be able to borrow the title simultaneously with no waitlists or reserves.

Standard loan periods still apply.

If you are not already a member, the school holidays provides the perfect time for you to sign-up.

Just visit your local Hills Shire Library branch – Dural, Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Baulkham Hills Library and Castle Hill Library – and ask our friendly library staff for a membership form.

Anyone under 18 needs parent or guardian permission and two forms of identification including a proof of address of the parent or guardian.