Online safety – for all ages

Shire’s libraries are working towards accreditation as an eSmart Library Service.

As part of this initiative we are providing easy access to a wide range of resources to assist you to:

  • Develop your online skills – including self-paced courses tailored for Senior citizens
  • Improve your online awareness of scams, cyber-attacks and other online threats
  • Improve online safety for your children and yourself
  • Have a better understanding of online bullying and how to report it (for all ages)
  • And heaps more, including issues around illegal behaviour, copyright issues and inappropriate content

Links to these resources can be found on your library website, in both the general and the youth Online Resources pages:

Click here to go to the E-resources for Parents and Children page

Click here to go to the general Online Resources page

Look for the eSmart logo 🙂


Toddler Tales at Augusta Library

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Come to Augusta Library this Thursday 8th June for our special Toddler Tales session, which is aimed at children aged 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Toddler Tales includes stories, songs, rhymes, craft and morning tea and is on the second Thursday of the month (excluding school holidays) at Augusta Library.

Please phone 9780 5602 for bookings as places are limited.

E-book demonstrations at the Margaret River Library

We are very excited about the range of new titles now available on our cloudLibrary e-book service.

For the next couple of weeks, we are offering quick 3 minute Cloud Library installation demos on request.

Ask one of our friendly staff to show you just how easy it is to install cloudLibrary to a mobile phone or tablet. We will use our library device to give you a very brief demo that includes:

  • Installing the app
  • Borrowing an e-book
  • Changing the font size
  • Returning an e-book

We’ll also give you a printed guide to take home so that you can install the cloudLibrary app  to your own device (and explore the many features) at your leisure.

Did you know that your cloudLibrary e-books will sync across all your devices? That means you can log into cloudLibrary on your laptop, borrow an e-book – and then, when you log in from your mobile device, it will already be there waiting for you.


The easy way to access e-books!


We are pleased to let our community know that we now offer hundreds of popular e-books through the cloudLibrary digital lending platform. Offered at no cost to library patrons, all that’s needed to get started is an active library card.

We add new titles to our digital collection regularly, and welcome suggestions from our patrons. Add a comment to this blog post if you’d like to register your suggestions with us.

For more information, including links to easy set up instructions, click here.