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Activities and Services

COVID-19 Update - All Library programs and activities cancelled.
In the interest of public health, Ryde Library Service has taken the difficult decision to suspend or cancel all regular programs, activities and events effective from 10am Tuesday 17 March until further notice. At this stage all our libraries remain open and we will continue to monitor and follow advice of state and federal authorities. We ask customers that are feeling unwell or have recently returned from overseas to please take care of yourself and those around you and self-isolate. Should this be the case we are happy to extend your loans and please visit the Online Library to access the eCollections at our online library.


Tea and Talks 

Morning tea, guest speakers or topical discussions, held at 10am on the last Monday of each month at  West Ryde Library. Enquiries phone 9952 8376.

Knitting Groups 

Join fellow knitters and crocheters in making squares and blankets for charity. If you have spare yarn, are handy with a pair of knitting needles, a crochet hook or you have always wanted to learn how to knit, please join us. Beginners are welcome. Knitted and crocheted squares and rugs go to the 'Wrap for Love' campaign.

Knitting Groups meet at Eastwood, Gladesville, Ryde and West Ryde libraries each month. Please contact these libraries for dates and times.

Author's Platform 

A regular author talk series providing an informative and entertaining insight into the lives and works of popular Australian authors. This event is hosted at various locations across the Ryde libraries and has included talks by Richard Glover, Janelle Bloom, Libbi Gorr, Hugh Mackay and Fred Watson. Check the Events page for details of the next Author's Platform.

Musical Morning Tea

Join us on the second Monday of each month for morning tea and a special musical performance.  Performances take place at Ryde Library at 10:30am, in the area in front of the grand piano. 

Check the Events page for details of the next Musical Morning Tea.


Home Library Services

A free delivery service of library material to people with disabilities, the housebound, and frail aged persons. For more information, see the Home Library Service page.

Shop Ryder Community Bus

A free bus service provided by the Council, which runs from Wednesday to Saturday from 8.30am - 2.00pm. The service travels between Meadowbank, Gladesville, Ryde, West Ryde and Eastwood. For more information, see the Shop Ryder Community Bus page.

Other information and referral, accommodation, club, support and recreational services are listed in the Community Information Directory.

Last updated on 17 March 2020