School is back and library sessions return

Media release - 6 February 2019

School is back and students and their families are reminded to take advantage of the quality resources and services available in Kempsey Library.

The library team will recommence its regular programs and events next week with the return of the monthly Baby Bounce, Storytime, and Lego Builders sessions, and Friends of Kempsey Library (FOLK) Book Sale.

The popular Baby Bounce program resumes on Friday, 8 February at 10:30am with half an hour of songs, rhymes and stories for newborns to three-year-olds. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun and there is no need to book ahead.

Storytime is aimed for children aged 3-6 years to help develop early literacy skills and resumes on Friday, 22 February at 10:30am.

This month’s Storytime book will be Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox and grandparents are invited to join us as part of the 2019 Macleay Seniors Festival.

The book sale will also return on Friday, 22 February at 9:30am after a two-month break with plenty of books on offer, including a large number of children’s and picture books.

The book sales are co-ordinated by the dedicated FOLK with all funds raised used to assist the library with the provision of resources promoting literacy.

Targeted at children aged 2-4 years, Lego Builders helps develop early literacy and STEM skills by incorporating building activities with LEGO. The sessions have moved to the third Thursday of each month and will resume at 10:30am on Thursday, 21 February.

The Library also has some special events planned as part of the 2019 Macleay Seniors Festival from 13-24 February.

The extensive program of events kicks of with the Library Lovers’ Day on Thursday, 14 February from 10am to 5pm. Come along on Valentine’s Day and share your passion about your favourite book with other library users.

Kempsey Macleay Valley U3A members have collaborated on a new French children’s book featuring the talents of Susan Baker and the card making group which will be launched at the Library at 10:30am on Monday, 18 February.

Seniors can learn about the different e-resources on offer with library memberships at the Digital Library workshop on Tuesday, 19 February from 10:30-11:30am.

Council is also partnering with MIDWASTE to run the Less is More declutter workshop on Wednesday, 20 February from 10.30am to 12.30pm to show participants how minimise clutter and dispose of excess stuff sustainably.

Become an expert on touchscreens, apps, social media, and taking photos at the Tech Savvy Seniors Smartphone workshop from 10am to 12 noon on Thursday, 21 February. Bookings are essential on 6566 3210

A reminder to library users that all our branches - Kempsey, South West Rocks and Stuarts Point - are open on Saturday morning from 9am until 12noon and Hat Head Library is open 10am until 11:30am.

FOLK Book Sale at Kempsey LibraryThe popular FOLK Book Sale returns to Kempsey Library on Friday, 22 February