Cover of Miolly the Grey Kangaroo and the Bush Clean-Up Crew

April Storytime

Friday 27 April 10:30am. This month we are looking at Animal habitats.

The book we will be reading is Molly the Grey Kangaroo and the Bush Clean-Up Crew.

This is a free session for children aged 3 years and over. No bookings required, everyone is welcome.


Special April Booksale

The Friends of the Library Kempsey group (FOLK) will be holding a special booksale in the forecourt of Kempsey Library on Friday 27 April between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Come along for a chat and a bargain - a range of books be on sale for $3 a box and DVDs for 20¢. There will be a large selection of adult craft books and lots of DVDs. All money raised goes towards supporting reading and literacy in the Kempsey Shire.

De-clutter workshop

Less is more! workshop

MIDWASTE’s popular Less is More de-clutter workshop will be returning to Kempsey Shire Library in May. This workshop is a fun and engaging way to help people think about what they buy and what matters for them. It also provides them with useful tips and tools to prevent the clutter from returning and ways to dispose of clutter sustainably.

It will be held at Kempsey Shire Library on Wednesday 16 May from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Spaces are limited and fill up fast so get in quick.

To register call the library on 6566 3210

Girl over the Edge - Kim Hodges author talk

Kim Hodges

Kim Hodges will be at Kempsey Library to talk about her latest book, Girl Over The Edge, on Thursday 31 May 2018 at 11am.  This follow up memoir to her successful debut memoir, Girl On The Edge, will take the reader into severe episodes of depression, on the road to recovery and everything else in between.

Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way that will strike a nerve with the listener. Kim’s presentation will give you insight and challenge beliefs, attitudes and reduce the stigma in society around mental illness.

Find out more about Kim on her website - 

Copies of the book will be available to buy on the day for $30. For enquiries, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

Study guides

New HSC resources at Kempsey Library

Cambridge Checkpoints HSC provides the most up-to-date exam preparation and revision for HSC students. Subjects include English, Economics, Business Studies, Mathematics and Chemistry.

ATAR Notes - HSC course notes series provides a condensed summary of the syllabus and allows you to focus on exactly what you need to know. They are specifically designed to help you in your assessments and exams, with tips and insights from a past student who knows how to do well. They are written in a way that's easy to understand, so you can immediately grasp key concepts.

Come in and see our full range.

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