Storytelling with Josh Langley

Saturday 21st September, 1 – 2.30pm at the Margaret River Library

Autism and Homeschooling communities are invited to an afternoon of storytelling with Josh Langley. Award winning author, Josh Langley will take us on a storytelling journey based on his books: ‘Being You is Enough’ and It’s Ok to Feel the Way You Do’. Afternoon tea and children’s activities included. Josh’s talk will focus on feelings and emotions, with a drawing exercise to conclude his talk. This is a free event in an easily accessible venue.

Please RSVP to Jessica Black at the Shire on Ph: 9780 5276 or Email: Please contact Jessica if you have access requirements.



Spring school holidays at the Shire libraries

Discover Reptiles—Reptile awareness presentation

Join us at the local Margaret River Library to hear Becca Bolton from Discover Deadly – our local Reptile Centre, speak about her work and give participants the chance to interact with reptiles that live at Discover Deadly.

Becca is also a qualified snake catcher and she will give advice on staying safe around snakes, along with some interesting facts about these fascinating creatures.

This activity is best suited to children over 5 years old and bookings are essential as there are limited spaces.

Margaret River Library Tuesday 1st October

Session 1: 10.00-10.45am

Session 2 :11.00-11.45am

Session 3: 12.00-12.45pm

Please note each session will be 45 minutes long

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings as places are limited

Lego Club!

 Come to our hour long Lego club session to take on new challenges with all the Lego provided. Best suited to children over 5 years and bookings are essential.

Phone the library now to reserve your child’s place.

Margaret River Library session 1: Monday 7th October 2.00-3.00pm

Margaret River Library session 2: Tuesday 8th October 10.30 –11.30 am

Phone Margaret River Library on 9780 5600 for bookings


Augusta Library : Wednesday 9th October 1.30 – 2.30pm

Please note Augusta session also includes additional craft activities

Phone Augusta Library 9780 5670 for bookings

All school holiday activities are FREE at the Shire Libraries, however bookings are essential and children must be accompanied by an adult for each session.

Regular Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales sessions are having a break over the school holidays. Sessions are resuming for term 4, the week starting Monday 14th October 2019


Josh Langley talk and wildflower walk at Rosa Brook

Sunday 22nd September, 1 – 3.30pm at the Rosa Brook Community Hall

Award winning author Josh Langley will take participants on a storytelling journey based on his books: ‘Being You is Enough’ and ‘It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’. Afterwards, Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s Drew McKenzie will guide a beautiful wildflower walk. Afternoon tea and children’s activities included. RSVP to this FREE event to Jessica Black Ph: 9780 5276 or Email:

Details: The wildflower walk will take a leisurely pace, returning to Rosa Brook Hall in under an hour. Please bring your own hat, water bottle and comfortable footwear. Children’s activities include a natural potion station (BYO smock/apron) and a storytelling tent.

Happy Children’s Book Week 2019

Children’s Book Week is celebrated around Australia every August and it is a wonderful time to get enthusiastic about all the quality books produced for children. During Children’s Book Week the prestigious Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced and these titles are available on display at our libraries. Place a hold on any titles you fancy by searching our catalogue or visit the library to view the displays of books that can be borrowed at the end of this week.

A full list of all the award winning books can be found at The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s website:

Children’s book author Frane Lessac visits our Shire libraries for an early Children’s Book Week celebration


Nearly 200 local primary students will meet award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Frané Lessac on Wednesday 7 August 2019 as part of Children’s Book Week celebrations.
The meetings will take place at the Shire libraries in Margaret River and Augusta with Frané to present to the students on a range of topics including where ideas come from, how authors do research, and the process of creating picture books.

Every year the Shire libraries participate in Children’s Book Week, during which Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced, by hosting author events for local school students to attend. Children’s Book Week celebrates all the fantastic children’s literature created in Australia, which includes author and illustrator Frané Lessac’s beautiful books.
Schools participating in the visits include Margaret River Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Rapids Landing Primary School and Augusta Primary School.

The ‘Meet the Author/Illustrator’ event is grant-funded by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA branch), Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest and Healthway and the Go for 2 & 5 message.

More information about Frané Lessac’s work can be found at

Further details on Children’s Book Week and Book of the Year awards can be found at


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Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600