Kempsey Shire Libraries

Join the Summer Reading Club

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This year’s Summer Reading Club will launch at Kempsey, South West Rocks and Stuarts Point library branches from 12 December 2018. The Club is open to children from pre-school to high school who are members of the library and each participant will receive a free reusable calico bag, complete with goodies inside!

For a limited time, you can personalise your free library bag with our special paints and markers. Come along to the Kempsey branch after school on 12, 13 or 14 December from 4-5pm to decorate your library bag, or head to the South West Rocks or Stuarts Point branches at any time from 12 December onwards. There’s no need to book, just turn up!

This year’s theme isCurious Creatures and there will be weekly prize draws for participants, as well as a major draw with two Samsung Galaxy tablets up for grabs. The Summer Reading Club will finish on 24 January 2019 with a special party. The Club is supported by FOLK (Friends of the Library Kempsey) who promote literacy programs in the Kempsey Shire.

For enquiries contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210
#NewSelfWales exhibition space

Selfie fun with #NewSelfWales

What does the face of NSW look like in 2018? The NSW State Library is attempting to find out, with its new immersive exhibition called #NewSelfWales. All NSW residents are invited to take part in the history-making exhibition: simply take a selfie and submit it via instagram using the hashtag #NewSelfWales and your portrait will join thousands of others from across the state.

Kempsey Library is joining the fun and will have a selfie booth for you to pose with from 19 January 2019 to 2 February 2019. Or take a selfie when you are out and about in our magnificent Macleay Valley. Visit the #NewSelfWales website to view the online exhibition. For more information regarding this campaign please email kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au or phone 6566 3210


Food for Fines

Food for Fines

Kempsey Shire Libraries have launched a campaign called Food for Fines to get books returned while also helping those in need. Any library members with existing overdue book fines will have the fees waived in exchange for canned or long-life food items.

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.

Food for Fines will run from now through to January 2019. 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.


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