Investigate mysteries, hunt down clues and become masters of disguise… at Kempsey Library
Kempsey Library's Summer Reading Club starts at 4pm on Friday 6 December when library staff will be accepting registrations for the club, and offering an afternoon of super sleuthing and pizza eating.
This year’s theme is “Investigation” and library staff have designed a fun electronic quiz to get everyone searching for clues and finding answers online. If you have a laptop or ipad bring it along on the afternoon to complete the online quiz (or you can use the library computers).
If you can’t make it to our registration day, you may register after the 6 December date at any library branch. Note that you must be a library member to register for the Summer Reading Club, but library membership is free and can be done on the day provided you have a parent or carer with you to show proof of address.
The aim of the Summer Reading Club is to keep kids reading throughout the summer break, by providing a structured program of activities and events. The program is open to all school aged children and everyone who joins will receive an activity booklet and recording sheet, plus have the chance to win prizes in the lucky draws held at the close of the program.
You can learn more about the Summer Reading Club and become involved in more online activities at www.summerreadingclub.org.au
Bookings for the registration afternoon would be helpful so staff can order enough pizza for everyone! Contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you forget to book ahead, don’t worry – just turn up on the day.
Food for fines amnesty
Kempsey Library encourages any library users with overdue library loans to return them promptly, and take advantage of the food for fines amnesty.
If you return your books, DVDs, music CD or other library items to the library and an overdue fine is generated, simply bring in a non-perishable food item and ask staff to remove your fine.
If you already have an overdue fine, bring a food item with you when you next visit, and staff will clear your record.
You will need to donate one non-perishable item for each separate fine owed.All food items must be in date and in good condition. The food will be given to the local Salvation Army.
Let Kempsey Library come to you, via our many online services
You can access the library catalogue at home and log in with your member number to reserve library items. From the member services page you can renew your library loans, and also place a 'purchase request' by entering the title and publication date of any book you would like the library to buy. If your request is accepted, you, the borrower, will get to read it first.
Our newest and most exciting online service is the email alert for new items, in which library members can personalise their account to receive email alerts when new books, DVDs and music CDs are acquired by the library.
To set up this alert service, simply log into your member account, then select the 'manage new title notification' link on the left hand side of the screen. Tick one or more of the 20 categories of library items – which range from adult general fiction through to teen formats, and new DVDs and music CDs – then let the library do the rest!
Just make sure that the library has your current email address on file, then sit back and wait for the good news to appear in your inbox at home.
For more information on this service, or for help to access member services, please contact Kempsey Library.
Literacy help at Kempsey Library
If you were fortunate enough to have parents who read to you when you were young and grew up reading for pleasure then the word on the page (or the screen) is part of who you are.
Quite often this is not the case for everyone. Nearly half our population struggles without the literacy skills to meet the most basic demands of everyday life and work. There are 46% of Australians who can't read newspapers, follow a recipe, make sense of timetables or understand the instructions on a medicine bottle.
Kempsey Library has a number of volunteer tutors on hand to help people learn to read, or to improve their reading level. If you know of someone who could benefit from assistance, please encourage them to contact Kempsey Library, either in person at the desk, or by phoning 6566 3210. Interested people can also send an email to the library at email@example.com
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