Celebrating 75 years of public libraries in New South Wales

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Monday 3 November marks the 75th Anniversary of the NSW Library Act 1939.

Kempsey Library will celebrate this milestone with a display of historic newspaper articles about our library service, gleaned from back issues of the Macleay Chronicle and Argus. 

Library staff invite all community members to visit the library during the month of November to contribute a ‘favourite library memory’ to the storyboards in each of our library branches.

Seniors - get Tech Savvy at Kempsey Library

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Registrations are now being taken for the next Tech Savvy course being run by SkillsLink trainers, at the Kempsey Library. The classes will cover four separate topics and seniors can book to attend one, two, three or all four topics.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors Intro will cover computer basics, and be held from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on 4, 11, 18 and 25 November. The cost for all four sessions is $50.
    Please note the new dates and times for these introductory classes.
  • Tech Savvy Internet and Email will be held over two weeks, from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesday 18 and 25 November. Cost is $25 for the two sessions.
  • Tech Savvy iPads will be held over two weeks, from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Friday 7 and 14 November. Cost is $25 for two sessions.
  • Tech Savvy Social Media will be held over two weeks, from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Friday 21 and 28 November. Cost is $25 for the two sessions.

Registration is essential and pre-payment is required. For more information, please contact Kempsey Library, or SkillsLink at Port Macquarie on 6583 7288

Story time for young children

Aunty Ruth is back from her visit to the US and has some exciting stories to tell of her journey through the swamps of New Orleans! Come along and watch a short movie of her travels, hear stories of alligators in the bayou, and join in with a craft activity. This free session for 3 to 6 year olds will be held on Friday 31 October, at 10:30am. No bookings required, just turn up to enjoy the fun.

The monthly book sale will also be held on this day.


FOLK Monthly Booksale

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Each month the Friends of the Library Kempsey group (FOLK) holds a book sale in the forecourt of Kempsey Library. The next book sale will be on Friday 31 October between 9:30am and 2pm, weather permitting.

Come along for a chat and a bargain - a range of books, magazines, and some audiobooks and toys will be on sale at super low prices. All money raised goes towards supporting reading and literacy in the Kempsey Shire.

The children’s storytime activity will also be held on this day.

Hat Head Library invites new members

Hat Head visitors and residents alike are invited to come along to Hat Head Library to see the new range of DVD’s, quality adult fiction and lively children’s picture books. The library also has a computer with broadband internet access.

Full membership is available to residents, which entitles the member to borrow up to 20 items at a time. Visitor membership is available to all temporary residents, including those on holiday in the area, and allows up to 3 items to be borrowed at a time. To join, please visit Hat Head Library and bring your proof of identity and residential address.

Hat Head Library is open on Tuesday between 10am and 11:30am, and on Saturdays between 10am and 11:30am. For enquiries please contact the friendly Hat Head library volunteers on 6567 7784 during opening hours, or Kempsey Library on 6566 3210

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