Kempsey community is encouraged to rediscover the local library

During May 21 to 27 the community is encouraged to discover the many services and resources available at Kempsey Shire Library as part of Library and Information Week.

The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase what libraries provide to their communities.

Team Leader of Library Services, Angie Meers, said the theme for Library and Information Week is ‘Find yourself in a library’.

“Our Library plays an important role in our community by providing a hub where people from all walks of life can connect and learn either by interacting with other people or with the huge range of free programs and services the library offers daily,” she said.

“During the week, we encourage residents to come into Kempsey Library to discover something new.”

The following events will be held during Library and Information Week:

Monday, May 21: The Lego Builders Program will be held from 10:30am.

Suitable for children aged 2-3 years, the program involves using Lego to develop early literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills.

Tuesday, May 22: A local history talk on downtown Kempsey and Kempsey Shire Library will be presented by local historian Bruce Cain from 10:30am.

Wednesday, May 23: National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) will be held from 11am.

The book that will be read this year is Hickory Dickory Dash by written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.

It will be read by Council’s General Manager Craig Milburn.

Friday, May 25: A Special Storytime will be held from 10:30am. The featured book will be about teeth and going to the dentist.

Friday, May 25: The library’s monthly book sale will be held from 9:30am to 2:30pm outside the Elbow St library entrance.

For more information go to: www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/library or go to Kempsey Shire Library’s Facebook page.

The community is encouraged to discover the many services and resources available at Kempsey library.

The community is encouraged to discover the many services and resources available at Kempsey library.