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    Grant St, Port Macquarie
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    22 Tozer St, Kempsey
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    Laurie St, Laurieton
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
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    High St, Wauchope
    Monday to Friday: 9.30am-5pm
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    22 Landsborough St, SWRs
    Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday,: 10am-1pm
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    Cnr Ocean Ave & Marine Pde, Stuarts Point
    Tuesday&Thursday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm


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School Holiday Activities....

With the July school holidays fast approaching, you may be looking for something to keep the children or grandchildren amused. Port Macquarie-Hastings Library is offering a number of activities to suit most age groups including poetry and creative writing workshops as part of the FreshArt Festival. Click here to download the full schedule.

Kempsey Shire Libraries are also offering a range of activities for all ages - download the schedule here.

As places are limited please remember to book in asap!

A million items issued - but who is counting

On the very last day of the financial year the number of items issued by the the Mid North Coast Library Service passed the million mark for the year. This was the first time that we have achieved this. To celebrate this fact two lucky borrowers from Port Macquarie and Kempsey Libraries were presented with a special certificate and a gift. Below is a photograph of Margaret Rock receiving a copy of "1001 books to read before you die" from the library manager at Port Macquarie.


Message from Scotland!

Port Macquarie-Hastings library's absentee manager has become a Highland wanderer and while we couldn't get him to visit any libraries (something about him being on holidays?) he did visit Leakey's Secondhand Bookshop in Inverness - It is advertised to be Scotland's largest secondhand book shop, and is situated in an old church building in Inverness. The history of the church goes back to the time of Queen Anne. There's a large wood stove in the shop (something you don't expect to see in the middle of 100,000 books), which they keep going all winter (You would definitely need this in Inverness) - and if they ever run out of wood they can start disposing of superfluous stock!

Leakey\'s Secondhand Bookshop1






New fiction

Check out the board as you enter the Port library for covers and reviews of new fiction titles we've received over the last couple of months. Reviews are also available from Laurieton and Wauchope, or just click here. To reserve a copy of a book, drop in to see us, phone or visit the library catalogue.

Samples (click on image to reserve):

The Front by Patricia Cornwell   Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult  Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

Staff Picks

When looking for something to read who better to ask than a librarian?! So one of our creative staff decided that she would put together a list of reviews and ideas from all of our library staff, which became a quarterly project. We'd love to have your input, whether a review or a comment here on the blog. Below is a sample from the latest staff picks, and you can read the whole list by clicking here

The Secret

by Rhonda Byrne


I was attracted to this delightful little book by its title which made me wonder what The Secret was and why all the hype?  As soon as I began to read it, I could see why this book would appeal to so many people.  Sceptics or cynics may disagree, but I finished the book feeling elated and inspired.  I liked what I had read – so much of the wisdom contained within made sense to me.  The author presents her ideas in a very easy-to-read format, using lots of quotations from various teachers including well-known authors, lecturers, doctors and businessmen who already know The Secret and practice its principles.  After revealing what The Secret is, the author demonstrates how it can be used in relation to money, relationships, health, the world and life in general.  Rhonda Byrne states that her intention in creating The Secret is to bring joy to billions of people around the world.  She has made me realise that I am an important part of the universe and has showed me how I can use The Secret to influence the direction of my path in life.  Sounds a bit corny or too good to be true?  Read the book and judge for yourself.

Denise S