Storytime and Folk booksale

Cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The monthly Storytime and Folk booksale will both be held on Friday 30 June. Mary will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Children aged 3 years and over are invited to come along and join in with the morning’s activities, which will include listening to the story followed by a craft activity.

This is a free session for children aged 3 years and over. Everyone is welcome - for group bookings of five or more please contact the library to register ahead of time.

FOLK logo

Each month the Friends of the Library Kempsey group (FOLK) hold a book sale in the forecourt of Kempsey Library. The next book sale will be held on Friday 30 June between 9:30am and 2pm. This month we have a surplus of non-fiction books in the sale, and also a range of DVDs that are no longer required by the library.

Come along for a chat and a bargain - a range of books, magazines, and some audiobooks and toys will be on sale at super low prices. All money raised goes toward supporting reading and literacy in the Kempsey Shire.

Australian Poetry Slam is touring Kempsey to
Write a Revolution

Australian Poetry Slam 2017 poster

Kempsey Library will host a regional heat of the Australian Poetry Slam on Friday 11 August. Local poets, storytellers, hip hop artists, stand-up comedians - whatever you do with words. You get 2 minutes to set the mic alight.

Anyone can participate: all you need is your voice. Local poets, story-tellers, hip hop artists, stand-up comedians - whatever you do with words. You get 2 minutes to set the mic alight.

Or grab a seat & cheer! Slam Host Zohab Khan  throws five chocolates into the audience. Whoever catches one becomes a judge. These five hold up the scores that will send two performing writers to the NSW Final in Sydney on 14 October.

Australian Poetry Slam Champion Arielle Cottingham  delivers a killer set of her award-winning spoken word. Liam from Macleay Entertainment will be playing music before, at intermission and after the slam to keep the energy flowing throughout the night.

The APS tour is partnering with Spontaneous Films  and the podcast All The Best  to create online video and audio episodes.

Sign on at 4:30pm if you plan to perform, or come along at 5pm to be part of the audience.

  See  for more information about the Australian Poetry Slam, including the rules and conditions of entry. For enquiries about the Kempsey Slam heat, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 

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