Kempsey Shire Libraries

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Video competition

Stories are everywhere, waiting to be discovered... and we want your class or school to tell us your story To launch this year’s Summer Reading Club, local schools within the Kempsey Shire are invited to participate in the What’s Your Story Video Competition.


Love Food, Hate Waste: Foodsmart Workshop cancelled

Fruit and vegetables

Midwaste Regional Waste Forum’s Food Smart Workshop has been cancelled due to the current bushfire situation, state of emergency and catastrophic conditions predicted for our region.

Learn how to reduce food waste in your kitchen. Discover how making small changes can help you reduce food waste at home, save money and help the environment. For more information visit the Love Food Hate Waste Facebook page 

We are hoping to reschedule the workshop later in the year. For further information please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210


Food for Fines is back! Return your overdue items

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Kempsey Shire Libraries have relaunched the Food for Fines campaign to get books and other library items returned while also helping people in need. Any library members with existing overdue book/item fines will have the fees waived in exchange for donations of canned or long-life food items.

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

Food for Fines will run from now through to January 2020. All of the items collected will be donated to local charities to distribute into food hampers to help those in need in the local community.


Baylin’s Gift donates books to library

Books donated by Baylin's Gift

Baylin’s Gift is proud to donate over $500 worth of LGBTQI resource books to Kempsey Library. The money was raised through the It’s OK on the Macleay event, which celebrates diversity and acceptance in our community.

These books will be shared throughout the shire’s libraries. They cover a wide range of topics, from stories about different types of families to resources for parents to help their young LGBTQI child.


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