2018 children's programs survey

Parents in the Macleay Valley - Kempsey Library wants your opinion on what days you would prefer children's programs to be held in 2018.

To have your say go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ST98LN 


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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 16 December.

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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Tech Tuesday at Kempsey Library

Every Tuesday you can drop in between the hours of 2pm-4pm to ask staff technology related queries. Bring your own device or use one of our computers and we will help you to use the resources on our Kempsey Library website www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/library

Learn a language through Mango Languages, use Computer School to learn new computer skills, get help creating an email, learn how to download Electronic books, music and magazines, or learn how to search our databases.

For enquiries and to register your interest please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or send an email to kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au


After school workshops at Kempsey Library

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Following on from Telstra’s popular Maker Party in a Box workshop in April, local kids have the opportunity to have more fun with Makey Makey products with some after school sessions at Kempsey Shire Library.

Kids will be able to play with the ‘Maker Party in a Box’ kit which includes Sphero robots, Bee Bots floor robots and Little Bits digital inventor kits.

The after school sessions commenced on Thursday 27 July and will run every Thursday and Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm during the school term. Library staff will be on hand to assist children on both days.

For more information and to register your interest please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or send an email to kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au


Closure of Kempsey Toy Library

Kempsey Shire Library wishes to inform the community that the Kempsey Toy Library will no longer be operating from Friday 26 October.

Team Leader of Library Services, Angie Meers, said the reason for the closure is due to a decline in the number of toy library items being borrowed.

Ms Meers said staff have made a thorough assessment of the stock in the toy library and will be keeping high end educational and special needs resources for borrowing.

“Following the success of Telstra’s “Maker Party in a Box” workshops at Kempsey Library, our team will be developing the space where the toy library was to deliver more workshops and programs for children with an emphasis on literacy, science and technology.

“Toys that are currently on loan can still be returned after Friday 26 October, however, items not returned will still be subject to the standard library charges for overdue and/or damaged items.


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