eLibrary on your iPad workshops

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Find out how to download eBooks, magazines and newspapers, listen and download free music or even learn a new language, at our free eLibrary on your iPad workshops in November. Library staff will provide an overview of the library’s digital content and wifi service, then take you step by step through the download process for each of these online services.

Please note the date for the session at South West Rocks Library has been changed to Tuesday 1 December from 2pm to 4:30pm. There are spaces available for this session.

To participate, you need to be a current library member (or come along 10 minutes early to set up your library membership), have your own iPad and have an apple ID and email address and know the passwords for these.

Enquire at your participating library branch, or contact Kempsey Library to register.

Final book sale of the year

The last FOLK book sale for 2015 will be held on Friday 27 November at the Kempsey Library in Elbow Street, West Kempsey. The sale will run from 9:30am to 2pm, and will feature the usual huge range of preloved books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Pick up a box of books for only $3, and buy DVDs for only 20 cents each. Spend $2 and go into the lucky draw to win a prize!

The FOLK  book sales are run by the Friends of the Library volunteers and all proceeds go towards supporting reading and literacy in the Kempsey Shire.

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Book yourself a summer reading adventure

Explore lost worlds, alternate universes and mythical creatures in this year’s Summer Reading Club - a national initiative designed to encourage kids of all ages to keep reading through the summer break.

Registrations for the Summer Reading Club will be available on Thursday 3 December and Friday 4 December between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. Children are invited to visit the library to register for the program and decorate a library bag with their own design. Participants will also receive a starter pack with their log sheet and activity pack to start them on their reading journey.

The Summer Reading Club will be held at Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point, and Hat Head libraries during December and January, with the program open to children and youth from preschool through to high school who are current members of the library. If you are not already a member you just need to show your proof of address to join. You will also need your parent or carer to sign your application form if you are under 16.

The Summer Reading program is delivered nationally and offers free online activities, story starts, book raves, artwork, and lots more at www.summerreadingclub.org.au  For information on the program launch and how to participate, please contact Kempsey Library.

Amnesty for overdue library items

Kempsey Library has commenced the annual ‘Food for Fines’ amnesty, an initiative that encourages library users with overdue fines to have them cancelled in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food.

The amnesty will be operating in Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Hat Head branches.

Do you have long overdue items? Return these during the amnesty period, and the fines generated may be cancelled by simply donating a non-perishable food item - one food item for each fine.

The food collected at the libraries will be given to iCare, an initiative of the Macleay Coast Christian Outreach Centre. The ‘Food for Fines’ amnesty opens on Monday 12 October and ends on Saturday 30 January 2016.

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