Library PressDisplay is a free digital service offered by Kempsey Library for borrowers to read daily newspapers online.

Due to recent actions by Newscorp, a number of newspapers have been withdrawn from the content base. These include The Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Advertiser (SA), The Courier Mail (QLD) and also some regional newspapers.

Negotiations are currently underway between PressReader and Newscorp executives to resolve this issue. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Baby Bounce is back!

Kempsey Libarary's popular Baby Bounce program will return on Friday, 12 February at 10:30am, and we invite you to join Kim and friends for a half hour of songs, rhymes and stories.

Baby Bounce suits children from 0 to three years and provides a fun filled introduction to the world of books and libraries. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun and there is no need to book ahead.

For enquiries please contact Kempsey Library.

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Day at Kempsey Library

Library Lovers Day 2016

Your local library is the community’s “living room” which offers a social space to meet, collaborate, research, learn and relax. Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with their library and share the library love. To celebrate this day, the team at Kempsey Library invites members of our community to participate in information sessions on Friday 12 February. The sessions will be held at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The sessions are aimed at assisting our users navigate their way through the library collections both print and digital. If your interests are local history, popular fiction or exploring our digital collections these sessions will give you the opportunity to engage with our staff on your specific area of interest.

Participants will receive a free library bag with promotional material on e-resources and upcoming events and light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to come along, there is no need to book ahead.

Australian Hearing

Australian Hearing logo

Australian Hearing provide free hearing checks and information about devices that are available to assist the hearing impaired improve their quality of life, and security in their homes. Representatives from Australian Hearing will be available at Kempsey Library on Monday, 15 February, between 10am and 12 noon.

Come along for a free 20 minute screening and see what is available to help you hear the sounds you love.

To book an appointment for yourself, a family member or friend, please phone Kempsey Library on 6566 3210, or contact the library via email at

An afternoon with Annette

Cover of Celebrating Australian Writing

Bellingen based author Annette Marfording will be visiting the library on Thursday, 25 February at 4:30pm to discuss her book Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors.

Annette is a broadcaster at Bellingen’s community radio station 2bbb FM and was the Program Director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival from 2011 to 2015. For her radio program she created a show on Australian writers and their work, for which she did many in-depth interviews, the best of which make up this book. Featuring conversations with 21 contemporary Australian authors, Annette’s work delves into each author’s central themes, strengths, writing methods and tips for aspiring writers.

Copies of Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors will be on sale for $25 on the day with all profits from sales donated to the Indigenous Literary Foundation of Australia.

For enquiries and to register your attendance, phone contact Kempsey Library.

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