Library and Information Week comes to Kempsey

From 20-26 May, the community is invited to discover the range of services and resources available at Kempsey Shire Library as part of Library and Information Week 2019.

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

Team Leader of Library Services, Angie Meers, said the theme for Library and Information Week 2019 is ‘Truth, Integrity and Knowledge’.

“Our library plays an important role as a community hub where people from all walks of life can connect and access the huge range of innovative programs and services on offer,” she said.

“During the week, we are encouraging residents to drop into the library to discover something new or attend some of the free events.”

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

  • Technology help sessions from 10:00am-12:00 midday from Monday, 20 May to Wednesday, 22 May. The individual 30-minute sessions are aimed at increasing users’ confidence with computers and mobile devices. Bookings are essential on 6566 3210
  • National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday, 22 May from 10:45am. This year’s book ‘Alpacas with Maracas’ will be read by Karen Hall and ‘signed’ for children and adults with communication difficulties, with special guest Buddy the Read-A-Lot-A-Saurus. For group bookings, call 6566 3210
  • The library is supporting the Cancer Council by holding a Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, 23 May between 10:00am-11:00am. Volunteers from Friends of Library Kempsey (FOLK) will host the event so come along and enjoy a cuppa and morning tea for a gold coin donation. Bookings are requested on 6566 3210 for catering purposes.
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