Search Library Catalogue

SIGNIN/RENEW LOANS

Member Code:
Password(ddmmyy):
Search our Website

  

  • Port Macquarie  
    Grant St, Port Macquarie
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-6pm
    Saturday:9am-12noon
    ph:(02)65818755
  • Kempsey  
    22 Tozer St, Kempsey
    Monday to Friday: 10am-5.30pm
    Saturday:9am-12noon
    ph:(02)65663210
  • Laurieton  
    Laurie St, Laurieton
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
    Saturday:9am-12noon
    ph:(02)65818177
  • Wauchope  
    High St, Wauchope
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
    Saturday:9am-12noon
    ph:(02)65818162
  • South West Rocks  
    22 Landsborough St, SWRs
    Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday,: 10am-1pm
    2pm-5pm
    Saturday:9am-12noon
    ph:(02)65665044
  • Stuarts Point  
    Cnr Ocean Ave & Marine Pde, Stuarts Point
    Tuesday&Thursday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
    Saturday:9am-12noon
    ph:(02)65690289

 

Library Events - in photos...

Wednesday
Oct082014

ARE YOU NEW TO THE AREA? ARE YOU NEW TO AUSTRALIA?

Would you like to:

* Have fun & relax?

* Meet other parents (of children from babies to 5years) who are new to the area?

* Share your own experiences & culture?

* Find out what services are available in your new local community for parents & children?

* Learn about your new area & share a story or two?

* Access information for Non-English speaking families?

Click here for the full programme......see you there!

Tuesday
Sep022014

What's on in the October School Holidays?

Come into your local library and celebrate Spring.  There is something for every age at the library!  Back by popular demand is the Rainbow Loom Craft for the 10+ crafters.  Get Flower and Seed Power at the Spring Fair  @ Port Macquarie Library.  Learn more about planting and saving seeds plus growing your own plants. Take a look at the amazing Library Community Garden and get gardening advice from our clever garden volunteers.

Kids...have you been spring cleaning?  Want to make some pocket money?  Book a table at the Trash and Treasure Market.

Go Potty at Wauchope Library and try the Nature Craft at Laurieton Library.  Bounce those babies at Baby Bounce and Toddlers have Fun With Music with Beate.

Click here for a copy of the full schedule.

Monday
Aug252014

FUN WITH MUSIC - FOR 2 & 3 YEAR OLDS!

 Come along to one, two, three or all sessions.  Click here for a flyer for you and a friend.

* Friday 13th February

* Friday 13th March

* Friday 24th April

* Friday 8th May

* Friday 26th June

* Friday 10th July

* Friday 14th August

* Friday 11th September

* Friday 9th October

* Friday 13th November

* Friday 11th December

Time                 10.30am to 11.15am

Place Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room

Leader              Beate Karbstein     (Licensed Kindermusik Teacher)

Free

Bookings essential - 6581 8755  

or online:

Eventbrite - Fun With Music - For 2-3 year olds

                ******Parents/Carers will need to stay and join in the fun!******

 "Children love music.  It can comfort, entertain and divert.  Musical activities make communication fun and can assist in your child's early language development.  Children gain confidence through knowing rhymes and being able to join in. 

 Each Fun With Music session will give parents lots of fun & practical ideas to try at home.  Sessions will focus on rhythm, cooperation, listening & social skills, expressing ideas through movement & actions.  Children & Parents/Carers will learn in a safe & relaxed environment! "

See you there!

 

 


Thursday
Aug142014

Lost in the Bush

This week Storytime at Port Macquarie Library commemorated the 150 year anniversary of the Lost Children.    In August 1864, in the outback north-western Victoria, three children went missing for nine days.

Dozens of local men on horseback combed the cold, harsh scrub for days but lost their footsteps in heavy rain.  Three Aboriginal trackers picked up their trail and led the way for thier father to spot Isaac, 9, Jane 7 and Frank 3.  They were all alive but hungry and weak.  Jane had helped carry little Frank and covered the brothers with her dress to keep them warm at night.  Victorian children raised over 150 pounds to reward her.  After Jane died in 1932 a memorial stone was erected near where the children were found ten kilometres from the hut where they lived.  They had walked 100 kilometres in circles.

The trackers were heroes and the children became well known, inspiring paintings, poems, books and folk stories.  

So... how did Gail share this story with our Storytime friends?  It was a family affair with husband Trevor building an amazing bark hut to represent the children's home and a brush broom.  Daughter Kia made a forest of trees and figurines.  So Gail retold this moving story with these amazing props and everyone was captivated.

Thanks Gail and family for bringing this story alive for us.

If you would like to read more about this, try the library book Lost! : a true tale from the bush by Stephanie Owen Reeder.

 

Monday
Aug112014

Celebration of Australian Children's Literature!

Book Week is celebrated each year in August.  Schools and local communities celebrate the amazing talent of Australian Authors and Illustrators.  Each year the Children's Book Council presents us with a Short List that highlights the incredible range of books available to young readers.   Readers of any age will be enthralled again!

Good luck with the Book Parades!  Have fun listening to the stories with your teachers!  Enjoy the books!

We would encourage readers of all ages to explore the exciting world of Australian Children's Literature. Thank you Australian Authors and Illustrators for giving us such great books to read and to share!  See you in the library to borrow and read more!