The public access computers at Kempsey Library will be unavailable on Tuesday 1 November due to a software upgrade. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Computer access at South West Rocks and Stuarts Point library will remain unaffected.

Action and thrills with author Tony Park

Tony Park

An assassination. A stolen baby. A race to the death.

Join internationally acclaimed author Tony Park at Kempsey Library on Tuesday 15 November at 2pm for a conversation about his latest novel Red Earth. Set in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region of South Africa, Red Earth is a fast paced thriller which draws on current world events, including the situation in Syria and the Middle East.

Tony Park has worked as a journalist, a government press secretary and served with the Australian Army in Afghanistan in 2002. He is the author of 12 other action novels all set in Africa.

He and his wife Nicola divide their time between Africa and Australia. For more information about Tony visit 

For enquiries and to register please contact Kempsey Library.

Food for Fines

Kempsey Shire 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. Simply return your overdue library items during the amnesty period and ‘pay’ your fines using food items - one food item per fine.

The food collected at the libraries will be given to iCare, an initiative of the Macleay Coast Christian Outreach Centre. Please note that food items must be non-perishable and in-date. Out of date or damaged goods will not be accepted.

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

The Food for Fines amnesty opens on Tuesday 1 November and ends on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

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