Sleepover In the Library

Some very special guests slept over at Sutherland Library this week. We had the pleasure of having 22 children and their toys join us at Monday night storytime.
The toys were very well behaved while we sang the songs, read the stories and shared a movie. And there were no unfortunate incidents involving glue during the making of the craft.
But look what happened after the lights went out..........

Bosco Menshed Engadine

Looking for for something a little different to give this Xmas?
Engadine Library has an eye catching display of traditional toys and wooden gifts handcrafted by the members of the Engadine Bosco Menshed.

The Menshed is a place for men to meet and use the fully equipped workshop to created the masterpieces on display at Engadine Library. The Menshed also do furniture and toy restoration and will make to order. For further information collect a brochure from Engadine Library.

Donate to the Salvos at your local Library

This Christmas season all Sutherland Shire Libraries* will be drop-off points for donations to The Salvation Army Toy Appeal and Food Drive.

If you would like to help make a child's Christmas brighter this year, why not donate any of the following during Library
opening hours (only new items can be accepted for donating).

Toy Appeal
Unwrapped gifts are requested as this allows parents to personally pick a present suitable for their child. Feel free to donate wrapping paper also.
  • Toys.
  • CD’s & DVD’s.
  • Meccano, Lego sets.
  • Puzzles & Games.
  • Bags (back packs, teen hand bags, wallets/purses).
  • Books, Diaries, Photo Albums.
  • Art & Craft Packs.
  • Toy cars and/or machines.
Food Appeal
Non-perishable food items and groceries urgently required this Christmas. Items with a long use-by date preferred please.
  • Tinned foods (must have used-by date).
  • Cereals, muesli bars, rice cakes.
  • Rice/Pasta.
  • Bags of lollies, chocolates, popcorn.
  • Cordial, long-life milk, soft drink.
  • Extras for Christmas; bon bons, long-life custard, puddings, jelly.
  • Sweet biscuits, savoury biscuits, potato chips.
Thank you for your support, call 02 9543 5747 for all donation and drop-off enquiries. Donations will be accepted until Sunday, December 12th 2010.

*except Bundeena

World Diabetes Day November 14th 2010

Diabetes is one of the world's leading cause of chronic illness.

World Diabetes Day is held every year on November 14th. This global campaign addresses issues faced by the global diabetic community. November 14th was chosen to recognise this day each year as it marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, who along with Charles Best first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
The Diabetes Australia website has lots of useful information about diabetes and Sutherland Library has many books on this health issue.

Sleepless in the Library

Have you ever wondered what happens in the library when the lights go out? Bring along your favourite stuffed toy to our Sleepless in the Library storytime and you may well find out.

Your toys will have fun joining in with the stories, songs, film and craft. Then say goodnight to them for the night.
What mischief will your toys get up to? Find out at the following Monday night storytime when the photos will be displayed exposing the toys' adventures

Sleepless in the Library
Sutherland Library
22nd November 2010
Bookings Essential
9710 0178

Supporting what counts - Life!

Did you know that just 1 hour out of your life can save the lives of 3 people?

Have you discussed organ donation with your family?

Sutherland Shire Libraries are proud to provide you with information on the donation of blood and how to become an organ donor. Sutherland, Cronulla and Miranda Libraries currently have bookmarks, fact-sheets & donor registration forms available to help you save lives through donating blood or becoming an organ donor.

The closest Shire Blood Donor Centre is located in Miranda. Visit the website for information on bookings, opening hours and location of the centre.

Drop into either Sutherland, Cronulla or Miranda Library during opening hours and check out the displays.

Otherwise, click here for more information on becoming an organ donor or here for more information on becoming a blood donor.