New Look for Library requires temporary closure

Kempsey Library will be closed temporarily for a refurbishment from Monday 26 May through to Wednesday 18 June. During this three and a half week period, borrowers may like to visit and borrow from the South West Rocks and Stuarts Point Library branches, which will be operating as usual.

For information about branch library locations and opening hours, please visit our branch information page.

Read this community news item for more information about the refurbishment.

Upcoming events

Flying Monsters - a school holiday activity

Join us at Kempsey library at 2pm on Thursday 24 April to investigate the mysteries of the ancient flying reptile – the pterosaur.

We’ll be screening extracts from the award winning National Geographic movie Flying Monsters 3D by natural history film maker David Attenborough, and then making a model pterosaurus. 

The session will also include an online quiz and the chance to win great prizes. This is a free activity for kids aged 7 to 12 years. Places are limited so book early to register.

Check out this link for a sneak preview of Flying Monsters 3D - 

Library book sale

Each month the library’s volunteer support group, Friends of the Library, holds a book sale in the forecourt area of Kempsey Library. The next book sale will be on Friday 2 May, from 9:30am to 2pm.

Sale tables will be laden with a huge range of pre-loved fiction and non-fiction books, as well as magazines, audio books and some toys. Everything is sold at very reasonable prices, and all money raised goes towards supporting reading and literacy programs in the Kempsey Shire.

Please note that if the weather is wet the sale may be postponed.

Special toys for special needs kids

Over the last few months the Kempsey Toy Library has been purchasing selected items aimed at special needs learning and home schooled children. With increasing costs on the family budget the Toy Library can offer these resources free of charge for a short borrowing time. Toy Library borrowers can also reserve item/s at no cost if they are out on loan.

Kempsey Toy Library has a huge range of items not normally seen in local shops – these include construction sets, general toys, puzzles and jigsaws and board games. Any of these items may be adapted for the special needs child.

The Toy Library is located within the public library building in Elbow Street, West Kempsey, and is open each Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12:30pm, then 2pm to 5:30pm. Membership is free, so why not pop in to see what the Toy Library can offer your family?

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