Library Lovers' Day logo

Library Lovers’ Day

For Library Lovers Day the theme this year is “Love Letters to libraries”.

Just pay a visit to Kempsey Library or our branches and finish the sentence “I love my library because…” or put it on our Facebook page.

From Saturday 10 February until Friday 16 February we will have a display of letters at the Kempsey Library branch.

Everyone who tells us why they love our libraries will go into a draw to win a signed copy of Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty.

On Wednesday 14 February come into Kempsey or South West Rocks Libraries where we will have spot prizes throughout the day for people who come into our libraries during Library Lovers’ Day.


Boy in VR glasses

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


Summer Reading Club banner

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


“Like” the library on Facebook

Have you checked our Facebook page lately? Log in to your Facebook account and search Kempsey Shire Library for up to date news and comment about Kempsey Library.