These three posters were submitted as part of The Mayor’s Stay Safe Poster Challenge open to youngsters from Kindgerten to Year 6.

The idea for the challenge came from West Pennant Hills resident Ceri-Ann Ross who pitched the idea to the Mayor as a fun and educational activity to keep children occupied, encourage creativity and promote literacy.

“It is a way of helping young children to feel they are part of the solution: by doing something – no matter how small – to help stop the spread in their local community and help fix this scary situation that we are all in,” she said.

Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne said she was delighted by the creativity of all participants.

The Hills Shire Library Service is documenting experiences of life in The Hills Shire during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions to maintain a record for researchers and future generations. They are calling on Hills residents to share their experiences from the past few months. Submissions can consist of written pieces, photos or video. For more information and to submit your experience, visit

Following the recent Public Health Order, The Hills Shire Library Service is continuing to move forward with reopening. Residents are now able to visit all four libraries to borrow and return items. This includes the newly renovated Baulkham Hills Library.

Click and collect services are available for all residents and the “Stay Home and Read” service for seniors will continue until at least the end of July depending on how the pandemic evolves. Weekend opening will resume across the service and evening services will be available once per week at each library. Chapters café at Castle Hill Library has also re-opened. Scanning, printing and copying services have recommenced, and two public computers are available on a pre-booking only basis for customers who may need to use a PC for up to 30 minutes at a time.

Due to the strict limits on the number of customers allowed in each library to ensure observance of the four square metre per person at any one time, the library is still unable to accommodate students at this time.

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