Kempsey Shire Libraries

National Simultaneous Storytime 2021

11.00am Wednesday 19 May at Kempsey Library and across Australia, New Zealand and from space!

National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 - an intergalactic experience!

For the first time, astronauts from the International Space Station will take prt in National Simultaneous Storytime, joining over a million kids on Earth in Australia and New Zealand as they read Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting. We will also be doing a craft activity and looking at some other space-themed stories.

Legal health check

Law books, scales of justice and gavel

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre is coming to Kempsey Library for a free legal health check discussion.

Did you know that only 50% of people with a legal problem ask for help? Often it’s because they don’t know they have a legal issue.

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre is an independent not-for-profit service offering free legal information and advice for people living on the Mid North Coast.

The Centre will be at Kempsey Library on Thursday 20 May 2021 between 10:30am and midday. Refreshments will be provided.

Bookings are required. To register visit 

Please phone the library on 02 6566 3210 for more information.

Save Power Kits

Would you like help reducing your electricity bill? Kempsey Shire Library can help you with Save Power Kits and energy meters that are available for loan.

The Save Power Kit contains

Save Power Kit
  • Power-Mate Lite energy meter to help you measure the power used by appliances, find out how much they cost to run and the carbon pollution they create;
  • Stopwatch to measure how long you are in the shower and how much hot water you use;
  • Two thermometers: an infrared thermometer so you can find out where your home lets in the cold in winter or heat in summer, and a standard thermometer to check your room and fridge temperatures;
  • Light Meter to see which direction your windows face so you can make the most of the sun in winter and use shading to best advantage in summer;
  • User guide with worksheets and action plan.

Display of graphic novels and manga books

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

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