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To support children with additional needs, we have launched a series of Social Stories. These booklets explain the process of visiting a library so that children know what to expect. We currently have social stories featuring:
Just click on the branch name on the list to go to a digital copy of the story. Printed copies are also available.
Social stories for the rest of our branches are coming soon!
For more information, contact 9707 9708.
This is a free service for those who find it difficult to get to the library, for example because of limited mobility or difficulty accessing transport. Find our more about how to use this service.
If you are unable to leave your home because of illness or mobility problems, we can bring books to you. Find out more here.
During our recent Seniors Festival, Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre introduced the Tovertafel, which translates to “Magic Table”.
The Tovertafel is a beautiful piece of interactive technology created to provide many moments of happiness to people living with dementia or intellectual disability. It helps connect users with each other and with their surroundings, providing stimulation on three levels – social, cognitive, and physical. It also aims to improve conversation opportunities and self-esteem, while helping users to interact in a positive way with other people and their environment.
This is an engaging and fun piece of technology for young and old. Groups are encouraged to call 9707 9733 to make a booking to explore the Tovertafel.
We offer books, newspapers, magazines and DVDs in our community languages, as well as conversation groups and educational resources for those who would like to learn English. Find out more about our multicultural services.