Stock up on your Christmas reads at Council libraries

22 December, 2020Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Two female librarians holding stacks of books inside library

Bookworms across the Shire are reminded to stock up on their favourite reads prior to the Christmas shutdown of Council’s public libraries.

Council’s Chief Information Officer John Crawford said both Bowral and Mittagong Public Libraries would close for the holidays from 12 noon Thursday 24 December.

“This means that patrons have only a few days left to grab some of their favourite titles before the branches take a short break over the Christmas and New Year period,” he said.

Bowral Central Library will re-open as per normal operating hours on Monday 4 January while Mittagong Library will re-open on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

“The Mobile Library Van will also be briefly off the road returning to its regular schedule as of Tuesday 12 January 2021,” Mr Crawford added.

To see the full 2021 Mobile Library van schedule including times and locations, visit

To view Council’s opening hours, online catalogue including Renewal and Request options and e-Library services, visit or phone 1300 266 235.

Council reminds patrons that due to recent easing of social restrictions Bowral Library can now accommodate 60 patrons at any one time while 30 patrons can visit the Mittagong branch.  These restrictions could change at short notice and if patrons have any concerns they should phone ahead of their arrival.

The current cleaning schedule, provision of hand-sanitisers and sign-in register remains unchanged.

The above library website also provides a list of current COVID-19 restrictions and measures being undertaken within the libraries.

“On behalf of Council’s library staff, we wish all our patrons a very merry Christmas full of wonderful new year’s reads.”