Libraries are cool!

The libraries are cool places to hang out – figuratively AND literally!

Come in and browse the extensive range of resources available for you:

  • Check out our New Books display
  • Pick up a game or jigsaw to enjoy with the family
  • Start a new series with our enormous range of DVDs
  • Find a comfy chair and read the newspapers – with a freshly-made coffee!
  • Or just browse the shelves and pick out some books to enjoy at home or at the library

Do you have a friend or neighbour who hasn’t yet joined the library? Bring them in to cool down and show them what they’ve been missing! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Libraries now closed for Christmas

The Augusta and Margaret River Libraries are now closed for the Christmas break.

We’d like to wish all our community a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

The libraries will re-open again at these times:

Margaret River Library: Open at 10am on Monday 4 January

Augusta Library: Open at 10am on Tuesday 5 January

Our online resources will be available for the duration of the break – click here to explore our range of e-books, downloadable audio-books, movies and online courses.

And ho ho ho! Beamafilm have a range of Christmas films for you to enjoy! Click here to find out more.

 

 

Summer School holidays at the Shire Libraries

Lego Club

Join 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

  • Tuesday 12 January | 10.30 -11.30am
  • Thursday 21 January | 10.30 -11.30am

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings

If you cannot make it to a library Lego Club, check out www.amrlibraries.com for a virtual Lego Club challenge to complete from home – you could win a prize!

Get crafty: take away craft packs

Visit either Margaret River or Augusta Library for a FREE craft activity pack to take home. At the beginning of each week a new pack will be available, check out our website amrlibraries.com to find out which pack is ready for collection.
Packs include:
● Greeting cards ● 2021 Calendars ● Masks ● Kites ● Cups ● Badges

Craft packs include inspiration for your creation but you will need to provide scissors, glue and pens at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Rabbits

If you are in year one at school, the summer holidays is the perfect time to visit the library, choose some books and get some Reading Rabbit stamps on your card.
Over the summer holidays, bonus prizes will be given for a book review, based on a book you have read recently.

Summer Book Bandicoots

For all those in year two and over at school, Book Bandicoots rewards kids for reading, especially over the summer holidays!
As a summer holiday treat we are giving away bonus prizes for extra book reviews completed, just see library staff for more details.
Reading Rabbits and Book Bandicoots are an initiative of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries and kindly supported by Rotary Club of Margaret River and the Margaret River Bookshop

Book Chat Club

Held on the last Monday of each month, Book Chat Club is a place for ten to fourteen year olds to chat about their favourite books and reading. Bring a book for the book swap, take on the next monthly reading challenge and go in the draw to win a prize.

Margaret River Library

  • Monday 25 January | 4.15 – 5.15pm

Phone Rachael on 9780 5602 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 take a break over school holidays. Sessions resume during school term, commencing Monday 1st February 2021.

 

New Dyslexia Friendly Collection

Did you know that Augusta Margaret River Libraries have an extensive Dyslexia Friendly collection?

For some time we have been adding titles to our Junior and Young Adult collection, which has been hugely popular.

Hoping to make our collection as broad and inclusive to all age groups, we recently expanded our Adult Dyslexia collection.

The new collection has a variety of titles from crime/thrillers to modern Australian novels.

Here are some of the options available to borrow now, click on the image to reserve the book, or browse the shelf for more titles.

A lonley girl is a dagerous thing by Jessie Tu Hope Fam by Peggy Frew, dyslexic books The Returns by Philip Salom, dyslexic books The taylor's girl by Fiona McIntosh, dyslexic books. The night swim by megan Goldin, Dyslexic books Ghost river, by Tony Birch dyslexic books

Also, did you know that CloudLibrary also have Large Print and Dyslexia Friendly fonts?

Click here to learn more.

Christmas hours for libraries

The Augusta and Margaret River Libraries will be closed for the Christmas break.

Both branches will close at 3pm on Thursday 24 December, and re-open at these times:

Margaret River Library: Open at 10am on Monday 4 January

Augusta Library: Open at 10am on Tuesday 5 January

Our online resources will be available for the duration of the break – click here to explore our range of e-books, downloadable audio-books, online courses and movie streaming services.

Remember, you can borrow up to 30 items, so be sure to stock up! We extend our borrowing period over Christmas, so no items will be due back during the break.

Meet the artist event : Brooke McQueen

 

Tuesday 15th December, 6 – 7pm

Emerging artist Brooke McQueen invites the community to join her at the Margaret River Library for an evening of art-talk. Brooke will discuss her artistic journey and talk through some of her paintings at the Cocoon Gallery.
With an intensive and empowering learning journey, Brooke is always developing new skills with art instructed sessions. She has her own studio space and is always developing new paintings. Brooke has a strong connection with her art, enjoying the creative process and the rewards that comes with it.
“Painting with my brushes makes me feel calm,” she affirms. Come along to support Brooke in this next step of her artistic career. Light refreshments provided and all welcome.

Margaret River Library is an easily accessible venue. To RSVP please contact Gaye McQueen on 0416 248 169, or via email on info@driftcafe.com.au

Animals in Aqua runs until 23rd December and the artworks are available to purchase.

Contact tracing registration becomes mandatory on Saturday 5 December

Following Mark McGowan’s announcement last week, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries will be required to enforce contact tracing registration from this Saturday 5 December.

We want to thank our community in advance – for your patience as we implement this new requirement, and also for helping to keep each other safe. We feel very lucky to be a part of such a supportive community!

From 5 December, all visitors to the library must check in by using the SafeWA app and scanning our unique QR code, which will be displayed at the entry. Alternatively, visitors can register their details manually. These details will be entered directly into the SafeWA app and will not be retained by the libraries for any other purpose.

Records would only be used for the purpose of COVID-19 contact tracing, should it be required, and will only be kept for 28 days and not used for any other purpose. Click here for more information.

Contact tracing registration is mandatory. Patrons who decline to provide details or check in with the app are not permitted to enter the library. However, you can still return items via the after-hours chute (which is currently open 24/7), and access library e-resources from home if you prefer. Click here to find out more about the e-resources that are available to you.

To learn more about SafeWA and download the app, visit www.safewa.health.wa.gov.au

We are here to help – please don’t hesitate to call the Margaret River Library on 9780 5600 or the Augusta Library on 9780 5670 if you have any questions.

Stay safe and healthy!

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Contact the Libraries

Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600
Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au