Kempsey Shire Libraries

Centrelink financial information sessions

Want to know more about aged care and estate planning? Come along to the Library for this free session run by Centrelink on Thursday 27 June from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Two sessions will be held on the day and bookings are essential.

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The first session, from 10:00am, will feature aged care topics, including:

  • home care and residential aged care
  • entry into different levels of care
  • fees and charges
  • options for your former home
  • pension issues

The second session, from 11:45am, will feature estate planning, including:

  • intestacy and wills
  • guardianship and enduring power of attorney
  • the role of insurance
  • estate planning within your financial plan

Bookings are essential. To secure your spot, phone Centrelink on 13 63 57

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Simple Living Group June meeting

Bring all your ideas, thoughts, questions and a notebook along to our new Simple Living Group, for people who want to focus on the things that matter most. We will be discussing frugal living, sustainability, core personal values, slow food, decluttering and living an intentional life.

Our next scheduled meeting is on Thursday 27 June from 1:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided. For information and to register, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or email

Storytime - come along for an Ocean Lullaby

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For Storytime this month we will be reading Ocean Lullaby by Sally Odgers and Lisa Stewart on Friday 28 June from 10:30am. 

Storytime sessions include book readings, craft and often a musical activity. The sessions are designed for children aged 3 to 6 years and aim to develop early literacy skills in a fun and social environment.

There is no need to book for our free sessions, simply turn up. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join in the fun. We also love hosting large groups, but would appreciate if you could let us know you’re coming.For group bookings please contact the library on 6566 3210

FOLK book sale

The Friends of the Kempsey Library (FOLK) book sale is on Friday 28 June from 9:30am to 1pm outside the Elbow Street Library entrance. Only $3 for a box of pre-loved books and 20¢ for a DVD. All proceeds from the book sales go towards supporting reading and literacy programs in the Kempsey Shire.

Choose To Reuse workshops

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Want to learn more about how to reduce your food, plastic and textile waste? Kempsey Shire Council in partnership with Midwaste are running Choose To Reuse workshops showing how you can make small changes to live a low waste lifestyle.

There will be information on where to recycle your plastics and on how to do a home audit. You will also make a veggie bag to take home with you.

The Chose To Reuse workshops are being held on Thursday, 4 July 2019 at:

  • South West Rocks Library 10am-12 midday
  • Kempsey Library 1:30-3:30pm

 This project is an NSW Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy

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