Library and Information Week in Kempsey

Media release - 8 May 2017

During 22-28 May 22-28 the community is encouraged to discover the many services and resources available at Kempsey Shire Library as part of Library and Information Week.

The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcases the many resources and services that libraries provide to the community.

Team Leader of Library Services, Angie Meers, said the theme for Library and Information Week is ‘Celebrate’.

“Our library plays an important role in our community by providing a hub where people from all walks of life can connect and learn either by interacting with other people or with the huge range of free programs and services the library offers,” she said.

“During the week, we are encouraging residents to come into the library to discover something new or to come along to some of the free events.”

Events during Library and Information Week

  • An information session on what the library has to offer will be held on Monday 22 May from 10:30am-11:30am
  • Australian author Peter Watt will speak about his latest book While the Moon Burns on Tuesday 23 May at 4pm
  • National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) will be held on Wednesday 24 May at 11am. The book that will be read this year is The Cow Tripped Over the Moon.
  • The library will be supporting the Cancer Council by holding a Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 25 May between 10:30am-11:30am.
  • The Friends of the Library (FOLK) Booksale will be held on Friday 26 May from 9:30am-2pm. There will be a great range of pre-loved books and magazines for sale at bargain prices.
  • Storytime will be held on Friday 26 May at 10:30am. This is a free session for children aged 3 years and over. No bookings required, everyone is welcome.

For enquiries and to register, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or send an email to