In August 2015, Parramatta Library at Civic Place closed after 50 years. The library is now temporarily located at 1-3 Fitzwilliam St. This is until a new library is built as part of the Parramatta Square redevelopment, expected to be completed in four years time.
The kids space in the current/ temporary library makes for a good outing. There are drawing tables, plenty of room to sit and read, plus lots of books. The library also still provides its reading programs (during school term) and school holiday activities.
To access the kids space on level 1, enter the library through the Raffles College entry and take the lift to level 1. Alternatively, you can enter through the ground floor of the library, but you will then need to take two flights of stairs to reach it.
Toilets, Prams and Returns
The toilets are near the lift on level 1. There is a baby change table in the disabled toilet but you need to ask a librarian to open it for you.
There is a small area to park your pram within the kids space, next to the space rocket and opposite the catepillar book shelves/ boxes.
To return books, drop them in the return shoot outside of the ground level entrance or take the lift to the main entrance on level 1.
Read with Redsee Weekly Activities
Redsee the Readasaurus is the mascot of Paint Parra Read, a community literacy strategy which aims to promote the importance of:
Reading to, Talking to, Singing to and Playing with children from birth.
Redsee’s Bibs ‘n’ Books (0-2yrs)
A fun and exciting session to develop early literacy skills through rhymes, finger plays and stories. Share and bond over a story with your baby and learn new literacy skills to improve brain development.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10am – 10.30am
Redsee’s Toddler Time (2-3yrs)
A movement based session that encourages literacy through action based songs, rhymes and stories.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11.30am – 12pm
Redsee’s Story Time (4-5yrs)
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
- Fridays: 10.30am-11am
- There are strictly 30 places available.
- Tickets are available 15 minutes prior to the start of each session.
- Due to the popularity of our children’s programs we encourage parents to attend ONLY one session per week.
- Bookings not required, but numbers are limited.
Parramatta Library Opening Hours
- Monday-Friday 9.30am – 8.00pm
- Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm
- Sunday 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Finding Parramatta Library
The library is near Event Cinemas, just around the corner from Westfield Parramatta and up from Circa Espresso. The cheapest parking option is to park at Westfields and walk. You can also park at the Secure Parramatta Station Car Park if you are after a shorter walk.