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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Will Dallimore ‘Our Beach’ exhibition in the Cocoon Gallery

The new exhibition in the Cocoon…gallery for emerging artists is by Will Dallimore. He has chosen an ocean theme using a range of media including ink, pastel and acrylic. The exhibition will be opened by local art teacher Skye Robertson on Saturday 13th August  at 1pm.  The exhibition runs to the end of September. will in the cocoonThe Cocoon Gallery is situated in the foyer of the Margaret River Library. All artworks are for sale through the artist although several red dots are already firmly in place. Well done Will!

Assistance to complete your census is available at Margaret River Library

If you would like to complete your census online, and are feeling a little uncertain about it, you will be pleased to know that there is assistance available this week at the Margaret River Library.

You don’t need to be a library member – all are welcome. We have computers set up especially for you to complete your census online, and have some friendly assistants ready to help at these times:

Monday 8th: 10am – 1.30pm

Tuesday 9th: 10am – 7pm

Wednesday 10th: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday 11th: 10am – 7pm

Friday 12th: 10am – 3pm

Saturday 13th: 10am – 3.30pm

It only takes around 15 minutes to complete the census online – it’s much quicker than completing the paper form!


Cinefest Oz Film Festival at the Library

It’s on again…the library competition to win tickets to films showing at the Margaret River Cultural Centre, including tix to the World Premier event showing ‘Burns Point’.cinefestozgraphic

There’s 2 ways to enter: just email amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au with your

Name  ……………………

Phone …………………………

Email address………………………

We will enter your details into the competition…it’s that easy!

or drop your entry into the library and pick up a flyer about the Cinefest Oz film festival. Yes you can drop your entry to the Augusta Library!

Competition CLOSES 8pm Thursday 18th August and winners notified on Friday 19th.

Margaret River Library is showing FREE Community Screenings from Thurs 25 – Sat 27 August, 10am – 4pm. The cinema will be set up in the partitioned section at the junior end of the library. All welcome.

This year’s program features a focus on women filmmakers in Australia. Incredible films created by the best in the industry will be screened, showcasing an array of classic Australian films mixed with modern productions. Full details of the films screening at the library can be found here: cinefestoz.com




2016 census can be completed online at your library!


From Friday 5th August, all community members can use library computers to go online to complete the census at no charge.

There are computers available at both Augusta and Margaret River Libraries, with extra computers being set up at the Margaret River branch to cope with anticipated demand in the first census week. Computer facilities will be available for all, for the duration of the census period. Wifi access is also available at the Margaret River Library, for those who prefer to bring their own computer.

The online census does not have to be completed on 9th August, and can be submitted over a period of several weeks starting from 5th August. Early completion is not recommended unless you are certain of what the movements of your household will be on the 9th August. Late completion is acceptable, but you must be able to recall correctly the details of your household as it was on the 9th August.

Assistance will be available at the Margaret River Library for those who would like help to complete the census online. We will announce the times that this assistance will be available via this blog, once times have been confirmed.

BorrowBox available again!

We have resolved the problem that was preventing patrons from connecting to BorrowBox via the app on their mobile devices last week.

Thank you to everyone for your patience – happy listening!


Borrowbox e-audio service interruption

Patrons who are using BorowBox on their mobile devices may be having problems accessing the service via apps at the moment.

There is no issue with logging in via the website, but apps are failing to connect to the server.

We have reported the issue to BorrowBox support, and are hoping that all will be accessible again within the next few days.

We apologise for the inconvenience and encourage our patrons to discover OneClick Digital as an alternative for now. Instructions on how to use OneClick Digital can be found here.

OneClick Digital audio-books site maintenance


The OneClick Digital e-audio site will be temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from 4am – 12 noon on Thursday 28th July.

If you are interested in finding out more about e-audio books, click here and browse our list of e-resources until you see OneClick Digital and BorrowBox. These 2 platforms allow you to use your library membership to download audio-books (at no cost), which you can then enjoy on your mobile device.