Find yourself in your local library

Community life - 15 May 2018

During 21-27 May 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 showcase what libraries provide to their communities.

Team Leader of Library Services, Angie Meers, said the theme for Library and Information Week is ‘Find yourself in a library’.

“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 daily,” she said.

“During the week, we encourage residents to come into Kempsey Library to discover something new.”

 The following events will be held during Library and Information Week:

  • The Lego Builders Program will be held on Monday 21 May from 10:30am.

    Suitable for children aged 2-3 years, the program involves using Lego to develop early literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills.
  • A local history talk on downtown Kempsey and Kempsey Shire Library will be presented by local historian Bruce Cain on Tuesday 22 May from 10:30am.
  • National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) will be held on Wednesday 23 May from 11am. The book that will be read this year is Hickory Dickory Dash by written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. It will be read by Council’s General Manager Craig Milburn.
  • A Special Storytime will be held on Friday 25 May from 10:30am. The featured book will be about teeth and going to the dentist.
  • The library’s monthly book sale will be held on Friday 25 May from 9:30am to 2:30pm outside the Elbow Street library entrance.

For more information go to or go to Kempsey Shire Library’s Facebook page 

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