Storytime at Kempsey Library

Recycling is Fun poster

Join Ruth on Friday 28 November at 10:30am when she weaves her storytelling magic around the theme of recycling. Listen to the story of how Lola is learning to look after the planet, and get creative with everyday household objects. Session includes a free recycling bag for adults and a take home Clean Green Gang colour in booklet for kids.

A free activity for children between 3 and 6 years old. No need to book ahead, just turn up to enjoy the fun.


FOLK monthly booksale

FOLK logo

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 28 November 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.


Celebrating 75 years of public libraries in New South Wales

Cover of Celebrating 75 years

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.


Food for Fines

The annual ‘Food for Fines’ amnesty starts in November - library users with overdue fines can have these fines cancelled in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food. The amnesty is also directed at library users with long overdue items. By returning these items during the amnesty period, any fines generated may also be cancelled by donating a food item.

All food collected at the libraries will be given to Icare, an initiative of the Macleay Coast Christian Outreach Centre.

The amnesty will be operating until 31 January 2015, at Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Hat Head branches.


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