Kempsey Shire Libraries

Australia Day - Tuesday 26 January 2021

The Kempsey, Stuarts Point and South West Rocks branches will be closed on Tuesday 26 January.

Summer Reading Club

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The Summer Reading Club (SRC) is a program that encourages participants (ages 3-18) to read, create and try out new things during the school holidays.

This summer’s theme is Tales of Wonder. Every child that signs up between 1 December 2020 and 31 January 2021 gets a free sign up pack that includes lots of activities, goodies and more.

Every book, comic, graphic novel and eBook that they read (or have read aloud to them) during the program goes towards filling in their reading record sheet.

Once they have read 10 titles they will go in the running to win some wonderful prizes. There’s lots of fun to be had being part of the SRC (especially our special wrap-up party).

Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos - online author talk

Andrew Pippos

Everyone is invited to join us for the final NSW Reads event, with Andrew Pippos, author of Lucky’s, in conversation with Amy Heap from Riverina Regional Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

Lucky’s is a story of family. A story about migration. It is also about a man called Lucky. His restaurant chain. A fire that changed everything. A New Yorker article which might save a career. The mystery of a missing father. An impostor who got the girl. An unthinkable tragedy. A roll of the dice. And a story of love - lost, sought and won again (at last).

This presentation will be broadcast online using Zoom. Numbers are limited for this free virtual event and bookings are essential - visit Eventbrite  to book and we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the meeting .


Join the State-wide Book Club 

The NSW Public Library Association is inviting everyone in the state to join NSW Reads,a big online book club. The first book they've selected is Andrew Pippos’ debut novel, Lucky’s.

You can borrow a copy from your local Kempsey Shire Library, and if you're interested in finding out more, follow @nswlibraryevents  on Instagram, or watch Andrew Pippos talk about the program on YouTube 

Share your perspective - Your Future Library surveys

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We want to hear your ideas and suggestions for improving our library spaces and the services that we provide now and into the future. Currently, you can read about and have your say on three individual library projects:

So, put on your ‘thinking caps’, and please share your feedback 

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Library services now available via a new app

Thanks to a new app, you can now access Kempsey Shire Library’s catalogue, renew and reserve books, use self-checkout, access the e-Library, find out what’s on, and more.

To get started all you need to do is:

  • Search for the Mid North Coast Library App via the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android
  • Use your Library membership number and password to set up your account and start browsing

For more information and support with using the app contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or or send an email to

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