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Kempsey Library celebrates Library and Information Week

From May 20-26, the community is invited to discover the range of services and resources available at Kempsey Library as part of Library and Information Week 2019. The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the services that libraries provide to their local communities. The theme for Library and Information Week 2019 is Truth, Integrity and Knowledge.

Free technology help sessions: for all ages and devices

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The library is conducting free technology help sessions on Monday 20 May, Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May from 10am to 12 midday.

The individual 30-minute sessions are aimed at increasing users’ confidence with computers and mobile devices. Bring your device with you (smartphone, tablet/iPad, or laptop). 

Bookings are essential. Please phone the library on 6566 3210 to secure your spot.

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National Simultaneous Storytime:
Alpacas with Maracas

Come along to Kempsey Library to join in the National Simultaneous Storytime session being held as part of Library and Information Week 2019.

This year’s book Alpacas with Maracas will be read by Karen Hall and ‘signed’ for children and adults with communication difficulties by Matthew Thompson.

Join us on Wednesday 22 May at 10:45am for the 11am reading, and meet our special guest Buddy, the Read-A-Lot-A-Saurus. For group bookings or more information, please call the library on 6566 3210

Cancer Council: Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

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The library is supporting the Cancer Council by hosting a Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, 23 May from 10:00am-11:00am as part of Library and Information Week 2019.

Volunteers from FOLK (Friends of Library Kempsey) will host the event so come along and enjoy a cuppa and morning tea for a gold coin donation to the Cancer Council.

Bookings are requested for catering. Please phone the library on 6566 3210

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Simply Living Group meeting

Bring all your ideas, thoughts, questions and a notebook along to our new Simple Living Group, for people who want to focus on the things that matter most. We will be discussing frugal living, sustainability, core personal values, slow food, decluttering and living an intentional life.

Our next scheduled meeting is on Thursday 30 May from 1:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided. For information and to register, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

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Kempsey Library book club

Kempsey Library Bookmarks needs new members. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.

Please see Yvette for more information or call 02 6566 3214


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