Green Square Library

Green Square Library

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Building community

Almost 11,000 people have moved into the Green Square area since 2000 and there are thousands more to come as development continues. The Green Square Library is located in the historic Tote Building. It has a great selection of books to borrow and the collection is growing fast. We also hold daily newspapers for your reading pleasure.

A Neighbourhood Service Centre for the area is incorporated into the Green Square Library.

To become a member complete an online application or fill out a form when you next visit. It is free to join if you are a NSW resident.

A competition was open to the public to design a new library and public plaza in Green Square. The winner of the competition has been announced and the winning design has been unveiled.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Closed Sundays and public holidays

Loans, returns and renewals

You can borrow up to 30 items for up to 3 weeks. Renewals are available online or via email to renewals@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. You can also telephone or drop in to the branch.

The after-hours return chute is on Joynton Avenue near the main entrance. 

Features

As well as its constantly changing collection of books, CDs and DVDs, Green Square Library offers locals: 

  • wide collection of magazines and newspapers
  • free wireless internet
  • public access computers
  • scanning, printing and photocopying facilities
  • weekly rhyme and storytime
  • weekly bilingual storytime.

Contacts

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue
Zetland NSW 2017
02 9288 5010

  • What’s on
  • School holidays at Green Square Library
    Wednesday 27 September 2017
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    Schools out, so to celebrate, we’ve got free hands-on making sessions for kids. They’ll have fun while they get creative with recycling and robotics. Just BYO imagination and get constructing.

    These school holidays, we’ll be exploring motion and robotics.

    In this workshop for 8 to 12 year-olds, use a DC motor and recycled parts to make a jittery drawing robot to take home.

    Workshop are free, however bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Different school holiday workshops are on at each branch.

    Go to Kids and teens at the library for full details.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesday 27 September 2017 from 11am to 12pm
  • Rhymetime in Mandarin @ Green Square
    Monday 2 October 2017
  • Event details

    Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

    Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    For 0-2 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

    Monday 30 January to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July and Monday 25 September

  • Bi-lingual Storytime @ Green Square
    Monday 2 October 2017
  • Book now

    Come along to our bi-lingual Storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading, nurture Mandarin language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

    Suitable for 3-5 year olds.

    Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants per session.

    Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

    Monday 30 January to Monday 11 December 2017

    Except Monday 10 April, Monday 24 April, Monday 3 July, Monday 10 July, Monday 17 July and Monday 25 September

  • Meditation station: Green Square Library
    Tuesday 3 October 2017
  • Event details

    During Mental Health Month this October, each City of Sydney library branch will host a guided meditation station. Our meditation stations will have an iPad loaded with self-directed, anti-anxiety meditations from our eaudiobook collection. Sit down and make yourself comfortable for a 5-minute meditation to slow down your busy day.

    Guided meditations are widely recognised as effective strategies for managing anxiety and nurturing positive mental health.

    This free meditation activity is suitable for all ages. There’s an iPad available at each branch and headphones are provided.

    Bookings aren’t required – drop in at any time during library opening hours and see branch staff if you have any questions. Meditations can also be borrowed by Library members from our eaudiobook collection, so you can meditate using your own device, anywhere and anytime.

    Green Square Library
    Weekdays and Sundays, 10am to 6pm
    Saturdays, 10am to 4pm

    Tuesday 3 October to Tuesday 31 October 2017

    Except Sunday 8 October, Sunday 15 October, Sunday 22 October and Sunday 29 October

    Sundays CLOSED

  • Musica Viva: The World According to James (ages 8–12)
    Saturday 7 October 2017
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    The City of Sydney joins forces with Musica Viva to bring you a series of free musical workshops for kids at Green Square Library.

    These fun music workshops for primary school-aged students are designed to develop a love of music. No matter what their musical experience, these interactive performances will challenge, delight and enrich.

    James Greening is among Australia’s leading jazz trombonists. In live shows, he and his tight knit ensemble radiate an infectious joy and passion for music that’s almost as big as James’s striking eyebrows.

    Featuring brass, drums and bass, The World According to James invite children to discover the core elements of jazz and the world of improvisation. They’ll learn how to be “in the moment”, incorporate the unexpected, and turn “mistakes” into masterpieces to create improvised compositions.

    In this free workshop, children will get to experience all the fun of a Musica Viva In Schools ensemble at Green Square Library.

    Suitable for kids of all skill levels and ages 8 to12 years. This free event has limited capacity, so bookings are essential. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Green Square Library is wheelchair friendly.

    See other workshops in the series:
    Saturday 23 September – Teranga
    Saturday 4 November – Arcadia Winds

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 7 October 2017 from 2pm to 3pm
  • Rhymetime @ Green Square
    Wednesday 11 October 2017
  • Event details

    Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

    For 0-2 year olds.

    Two sessions available:
    10am – 10.25am
    11am – 11.25am

    Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

    No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Wednesdays, 10am to 11.25am

    Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 13 December 2017

    Except Wednesday 12 April, Wednesday 19 April, Wednesday 5 July, Wednesday 12 July, Wednesday 27 September and Wednesday 4 October

    2 sessions, 10am and 11am

  • Storytime @ Green Square
    Friday 13 October 2017
  • Event details

    Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and develops literacy skills and social interaction in readiness for school.

    Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

    Sessions are held in the Children’s section of the library.

    Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Green Square Library
    Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

    Friday 3 February to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except Friday 21 April, Friday 7 July, Friday 14 July, Friday 29 September and Friday 6 October

  • Musica Viva: Arcadia Winds (ages 8–12)
    Saturday 4 November 2017
  • Book now

    The City of Sydney joins forces with Musica Viva to bring you a series of free musical workshops for kids at Green Square Library.

    These fun music workshops for primary school-aged students are designed to develop a love of music. No matter what their musical experience, these interactive performances will challenge, delight and enrich.

    Dynamic woodwind ensemble, Arcadia Winds, use the clarinet, bassoon and flute to show children how to use their breath and their bodies to make musical instruments vibrate and come alive. Their infectious love of music ignites every workshop performance.

    Children will get to experience all the fun of a Musica Viva in Schools ensemble at Green Square Library in this free workshop

    Suitable for kids of all skill levels and ages 8 to 12 years. This free event has limited capacity, so bookings are recommended. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    Green Square Library is wheelchair friendly.

    See other workshops in the series:
    Saturday 23 September – Teranga
    Saturday 7 October – The World According to James

    Green Square Library
    Saturday 4 November 2017 from 2pm to 3pm

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2017