An afternoon with Julie Kinney “Garden Wanderer”

Join us for a presentation by the author of ‘The garden wanderer’. Margaret River local Julie Kinney will share her passion for exploring gardens, show the wonderful images from her book and talk about the publishing process. Devonshire tea will follow the talk and copies of the book will be available to purchase. Please rsvp by 7th October for catering. Phone: 9780 5600 or Email:

Saturday 8th October, 1:30pm – 3pm at the Margaret River Library


This talk was originally set for September 22 and due to Josh Byrne visiting Margaret River that night, we have rescheduled to Saturday October 8th, hoping to reach all keen gardeners. Come along for some Spring garden inspiration. All welcome!

Libraries closed for public holiday Monday 26th September

gamesJust a quick reminder that the Augusta and Margaret River Libraries will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday on Monday 26th September.

However, our online services will continue to be available 24/7.  Click here to discover a huge range of resources that will entertain and educate – and all are free with your library membership.

E-books, e-audio, e-magazines, language courses, movie-streaming, online crosswords and Sudoku…. there is so much of your library that is accessible from home!

If you prefer your entertainment to be screen-free, don’t forget we also have a great range of games and jigsaws for you to take home and enjoy with friends and family.


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Changes to Margaret River Library wifi service


We’ve changed the way we provide wifi to our library members. Now you can access the current password by scanning your membership card at any of the Smart Serves. Ask one of our friendly staff members to show you how.

There are no longer time limits on wifi use for our members, but our bandwidth is limited and excessively large downloads will slow down the service for everyone (including you!) – so please be moderate in your use.

Parents please note that our wifi password is now freely available to all library members, so if your child has a mobile device, parental guidance is recommended.



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Nominations open for the Community Reference Group


Nominations are open to join an exciting new initiative to form a Community Reference Group! An important part of this group will be to advise the Shire on the wider community needs. This comes at an important time as the cost of living goes up and Council fights to keep rates as low as feasibly possible.

The group will be closely involved in the Your Vision 2036 project, which will run over the next year to review the Shire’s 20 year vision.

If you would like to be a part of this opportunity please download the nomination form  or contact Stacey Hutt, Community & Corporate Planner on (08) 9780 5217 or

E-book club – read together, and share your thoughts across Australia and New Zealand


Overdrive’s new digital book club – Together We Read – is currently being piloted in Australia and New Zealand. The club connects readers who are all reading the same e-book, at the same time.

During this 2 week program, there will be no waitlists and no Holds required for the selected e-book: Worlds Apart by Ber Carroll.

Simply go online to the Western Australia Public Libraries Overdrive page , log in using your library membership, and download the e-book via the Overdrive app (or start reading in your browser).

Once you begin reading, connect with other readers and join the conversation on the discussion board.

To find out more, visit the Together We Read website.

… or visit our Library Services website to discover more about the e-book, e-audio and e-magazine services that are available to all our library members.



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Celebrating cyber safety & digital inclusion: National eSmart Week!

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National eSmart Week starts today, aiming to raise awareness of online safety while encouraging everyone to participate in the digital community.

Check out these helpful resources now available online –

Click here to browse Telstra’s free training videos created especially to assist senior citizens in the use of the internet, home computers, social network sites and mobile phones

Click here to go to Telstra’s cyber safety tips for parents, kids and teens

Click here for factsheets with parent information about social network sites such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (and others!)



Happy Children’s Book Week!



Children’s Book Week is held in August every year to celebrate Australian Children’s literature and during this week Children’s Book of the Year winners are also announced.

Come into the library to view the award winning books on display and place a hold on any titles you would like to borrow. The Children’s Book of the Year titles will be available for loan at the end of Children’s Book Week.

To celebrate Children’s Book Week, the Shire libraries are pleased to host author Raewyn Caisley at both our libraries on August 31st. Raewyn Caisley is the author of over 20 children’s books including titles from the much loved Aussie Nibble series, a sporting fiction series and books that capture childhood adventures set in the incredible Australian and New Zealand countryside. Raewyn will be speaking about her books and writing process, with classes from Montessori Primary, Margaret River Primary and Augusta Primary schools when they visit the shire libraries.

This event is made possible by support from the following organisations:



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