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Kempsey Library celebrates Library and Information Week

From May 20-26, the community is invited to discover the range of services and resources available at Kempsey Library as part of Library and Information Week 2019. The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the services that libraries provide to their local communities. The theme for Library and Information Week 2019 is Truth, Integrity and Knowledge.

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Simply Living Group meeting

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.

Our next scheduled meeting is on Thursday 30 May from 1:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided. For information and to register, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

Storytime: fun with music and the music man

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For Storytime this month we will be reading I am the Music Man by Debra Potter on Friday 31 May from 10:30am, followed by making our own music with the library’s selection of instruments.

Storytime sessions include book readings, craft and often a musical activity. The sessions are designed for children aged 3 to 6 years and aim to develop early literacy skills in a fun and social environment.

There is no need to book for our free sessions, simply turn up. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join in the fun.

For group bookings please contact the library on 6566 3210

FOLK book sale

The Friends of the Kempsey Library (FOLK) book sale is on Friday 31 May from 9:30am to 1pm 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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Kempsey Library book club

Kempsey Library Bookmarks needs new members. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

Please see Yvette for more information or call 02 6566 3214


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