Kempsey Shire Libraries

Library information

From Tuesday 14th September South West Rocks and Stuarts Point Library will be reopening with normal hours. Kempsey Library will re-open on Monday 20th September. The library will be operating in a reduced capacity during the renovation project.

School holiday take home craft packs

Bird Brains Pack

If you are looking for a way to entertain the kids these school holidays, drop into Kempsey, South West Rocks and Stuarts Point Libraries from Monday 20th September and pick up a take home craft pack (check library hours for opening times).

There are 2 craft packs to choose from:

The Make & Play Craft  Pack - make a homemade fidget spinner, a crafty catapult and even kinetic sand 

The Bird Brain Craft Pack - make a pinecone bird feeder, create a beautiful bird collage and a fun, feathery colouring-in sheet

Both packs contain all the material you need for hours of fun! 

The activity packs are suitable for children aged 6 - 12.  Get in quick to pick up your pack as numbers are limited!

 


Library Events

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Kempsey Shire Libraries run a range of classes, workshops, activities and events.

From author talks to online cooking classes and kids activities, there is something for everyone each week.   


Children's Book Week competition

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Do you love to draw or write stories? To celebrate Children's Book Week 2021, Kempsey Shire Libraries are running a writing and drawing competition! Simply collect your entry form from your local library or download the form. There are some great prizes to be won. So get creative!

To enter draw a picture or write a story about your favourite place in the world, real or imaginary! The competition is open to all primary and secondary students.

Please note: Final submission date for the Children's Book Week competitions has been extended, with the date to be announced once COVID-19 restrictions ease. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and the eNewsletter for more details.

Entries will be displayed in Kempsey Library and will be judged by a panel for their creativity and unique take on the theme. A People’s Choice winner will also be judged by Kempsey Library patrons. Prizes will include gift vouchers and book packs.


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Kinderling

Kinderling brings you the best music and audio programs for children’s entertainment, education, mindfulness and sleep. With Kinderling Premium, you can enjoy all your favourite programmes free of advertising; access exclusive ‘Premium-only’ episodes of Bedtime Explorers and other Kinderling Originals; and create bespoke playlists for the kids with all their favourite stories, music and episodes.


New online databases available

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A great range of online databases are now available for library members.

Subjects include literature, science, history, global issues, environmental studies, biography, health & wellness and business.

There is a news database, which gives you access to a wide range of newspapers from around the world.

Also included is access to National Geographic Virtual Library and National Geographic Kids.

All you need is a library card. Then simply log in with you library card number.

Visit our Gale page to see the full range available.


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Library services now available via a new app

Thanks to a new app, you can now access Kempsey Shire Library’s catalogue, renew and reserve books, use self-checkout, access the e-Library, find out what’s on, and more.

To get started all you need to do is:

  • Search for the Mid North Coast Library App via the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android
  • Use your Library membership number and password to set up your account and start browsing

For more information and support with using the app contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or or send an email to kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au


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Stay up-to-date with library news including
author talks, book sales, workshops, children’s events and more in our monthly library eNewsletter.

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Have you checked our Facebook page lately? Log in to your Facebook account and search Kempsey Shire Library for up to date news and comment about Kempsey Library.


Acknowledgement

Kempsey Shire Council acknowledges the land of the Thunggutti/Dunghutti Nation. We pay respect to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the role of emerging leaders to continue to guide us in the future. We acknowledge the Stolen Generations and the need to change practices to be inclusive. This land always was and always will be Thunggutti/Dunghutti land.