Kempsey Shire Libraries

Stuarts Point Library

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Would you like to live a simpler life?

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Bring all your ideas, thoughts, questions and a notebook along to our new Simple Living Group, for people who want to focus on the things that matter most. We will be discussing frugal living, sustainability, core personal values, slow food, decluttering and living an intentional life.

Whilst there will be a facilitator, it is hoped the group will share knowledge, experience and stories to help us all learn a better way to live.

Meetings are held1:30pm-2:30pm on the last Thursday of the month (apart from April which will move to Wednesday 24 due to Anzac Day). Light refreshments will be provided free of charge.

For information and to register, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or send an email to

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FOLK book sale

The Friends of the Kempsey Library (FOLK) book sale is on Friday 29 March from 9:30am to 2pm outside the Elbow Street Library entrance.

Only $3 for a box of pre-loved books and 20¢ for a DVD. All proceeds from the book sales go towards supporting reading and literacy programs in the Kempsey Shire.

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Storytime at the library: The Very Noisy House

This month we will be reading The Very Noisy House by Julie Rhodes and Korky Paul. This delightful rhyming text is ideal for sharing with young children, providing many opportunities for them to join in. Written by a first-time author and illustrated by a highly successful picture book artist, this is sure to be a winner with both young and old.

Storytime is a free monthly event designed for children aged 3 to 6 years (older or younger siblings are welcome to join in) and includes book readings, craft and music. This month our session is on Friday 29 March at 10:30am. No need to book, just turn up to enjoy! 

For more information please contact Mary Williams at the library on 6566 3210

Writers on the road are coming to Kempsey!

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Byron Writers Festival is bringing a taste of the festival to Kempsey with its annual Writers on the Road tour. Five acclaimed writers and storytellers will board the magnificent Story Board bus and stop at Kempsey Library on Wednesday 10 April for an entertaining night ideal for book lovers of all ages.

Come and meet the Writers on the Road authors and hear them share their ideas on storytelling. Artists participating are illustrator Tony Flowers, Australian Slam Poetry Finalist Anna Stewart, Young Adult novelist Melaina Faranda, Arakwal storyteller Delta Kay and author/MC Zacharey Jane.

The free event will run from 5pm to 7pm and bookings are essential. For more information and to book a place in the workshop contact Kempsey Shire Library on 6566 3210 or email

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