Riverstone Library turns 40

By Rosemary Phillis

Birthday Cake – Celebrating 40 years
Photo: Rosemary Phillis
On 27 November 2018, a small gathering of people celebrated the Riverstone Library’s 40th birthday. Blacktown Council first opened a public library in Riverstone in 1978. It was located on the northern side of the 1st floor of the newly opened Marketown building.

The library underwent a refurbishment in 1996. In 2000 the library moved across the hall to the current location on the southern side of the building. The photos below show the changing face of the library.

2000. Mayor Alan Pendleton scans the barcode at the information desk.
Photo: Rosemary Phillis
2018. Library staff Myra and Peter at the information desk. Borrowers now scan and check out their own books at a computer on the counter behind the staff.
Photo: Rosemary Phillis