PUZZLE 1 – Think Outside the Box – TECHNO THEMED


Wednesday 6 June 2018

Can you guess the TECHNO themed Television Series?

Solve the Rebus Puzzle by sounding out the pictures from left to right.


















Click HERE  to enter!

You have until Friday 31 August to get your answers in.


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2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award

It’s never too late to recommend good reads. So there it is for this year’s important literary award in Australia.

This year Miles Franlin longlist has listed these authors for their wonderful works

Peter Carey – A Long Way From Home

SYNOPSIS: Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in western Victoria. Together they enter the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the ancient continent over roads no car will ever quite survive. Continue reading

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Parra Reads Match

Did you know the Library has reading matchmakers? If you are struggling to find your next great read why not use this free personalised service to be sent a list of books to try – visit the Library catalogue to learn more or click on the image above.

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Think Outside the Box Rebus Puzzle Competition


Take part in City of Parramatta Library’s Rebus Puzzle Competition this Winter and Think Outside the Box! to solve our weekly Rebus puzzles.


The competition is open from Wednesday 6 June to Friday 31 August 2018


Each Wednesday a visual puzzle called a REBUS will be displayed in all City of Parramatta Libraries and posted on our social media, online Library Catalogue and here on our Parra Reads Blog.


It is easy to participate, attempt all 12 puzzles and get at least 6 correct to enter a draw to win 1 of 3 game and prize packs!

1st Prize – $150 game prize pack                                                

2nd Prize $75 game prize pack

3rd Prize $50 game prize pack


Each month’s puzzles will have a common theme:

June  – TECHNO


August – URBAN



Step back, take a look and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX to guess the answer!


Solve the 12 puzzles by sounding out the pictures from left to right to create a book, movie or television series.


Participation is free & open to library members 18+years.


Do you have kids who you think would like to play along? Why not enter as a family and enjoy some fun family time. Each child listed will receive a certificate of participation.


Collect your information/entry form at any City of Parramatta Library locations or play

along online click HERE

All entry forms must be received by Friday 31 August 2018 to be eligible for entry.




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Librarians Choice – June 2018

There is a great mix of new fiction and non fiction in this months top 10 reads for June. Click any title below to reserve your book now, as chosen by public library staff around Australia.

The nowhere child – Christian White (Librarians’ Choice Favourite)
Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl.
As the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance unravels and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards a tense, terrifying, and entirely unexpected climax.

Waiting for Elijah – Kate Wild
The love that I have – James Moloney
Less – Andrew Sean Greer
Eggshell skull – Bri Lee
Burning Fields – Alli Sinclair
The kiss quotient – Helen Hoang
The book ninja – Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus
April in Paris, 1921 – Tessa Lunney
Boy swallows universe – Trent Dalton

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