Library Lovers Day

Valentines Day is a day for lovers but also for lovers of their local library. Join staff to celebrate all things ‘library’ on Wednesday 14 February. 


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Greg Barron author talk

Author Greg Barron will speak about his latest book, Whistler's Bones, at Kempsey Library in February.

Set in 1880, the book follows the life of Charlie Gaunt, who leaves his home in Bendigo at the age of 15 to sign on as a drover. Two years later he becomes a key man on one of Australia's greatest cattle drives - the Durack family's epic journey from Coopers Creek, Queensland to the Kimberley.

Greg Barron will be at Kempsey Shire Library on Friday 16 February at 10:30am. Copies of the book will be available to buy on the day. For enquiries and to book, please contact the Library on 6566 3210


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Summer Reading Club returns to your local libraries

Unleash your imagination these school holidays with the launch of the Summer Reading Club at Kempsey Shire libraries! The themed program aims to encourage a continued love of reading and ongoing multi-literacy skills development in children and young people over the summer holiday period.

Summer Reading Club will launch at Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Hat Head library branches on 18 December 2017 and is open to children from pre-school to high school who are current members of the library. This year’s theme is 'Game On' and there will be weekly prize draws as well as a major draw with two Samsung Galaxy 8 tablets up for grabs.

The club gives kids something fun to do over the summer holidays while helping them return to school in the New Year feeling more confident about reading.

The Summer Reading Club will be held up until 25 January 2018 which will be the Summer Reading Club party. For more information, contact your local library branch or phone Kempsey Library on 6566 3210


Food for Fines

Kempsey Shire Libraries has launched a campaign to get books returned and to help those in need.

The Food for Fines campaign means library members existing overdue book fines will be waived in exchange for canned or long-life food.

Members are asked to donate one non-perishable food item per book fine to any of the Shire’s library branches in Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Hat Head from now through to Saturday 12 January.

All of the items collected will be donated to local charities to distribute in Christmas food hampers to those in need in the local community.

For more information, contact your local library branch or phone Kempsey Library on 6566 3210


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