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Summer School holidays at your shire libraries

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.

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 session 1 : Wednesday 8th January 2-3pm

Margaret River Library session 2 : Monday 13th January 2-3pm

            Phone Margaret River Library 9780 5600 for bookings

Augusta Library : Wednesday 15th January 2-3pm

Please note Augusta session also includes additional craft activities        

Phone Augusta Library 9780 5670 for bookings

Wild Woven Tales with Cynamon Aeria

Come along to this workshop of stories  and woven artwork by a local storyteller and artist. Children will listen to stories brought to life with woven characters .They will then be able to help create a woven sculpture for the library garden and make simple woven artwork for themselves.

This workshop is suited for participants aged 6 years and over. Adults accompanying children are very welcome to participate in the workshop.

Margaret River Library: Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 10.30am . Phone 9780 5600 for bookings

Teddy Bear’s picnic storytime and Library sleepover for teddies

Bring in your Teddy bears for a special Teddy Bears picnic storytime, then the teddies can have a sleepover and we will take photos of their adventures overnight in the library. Storytime is aimed at children under 6 years old however any child can bring in their teddy for the sleepover.

 Margaret River Library: Picnic on Tuesday 21st January 10.30am Phone 9780 5600 for bookings

Teddy pick ups on Wednesday 22nd January after 12 noon.

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 aged in year two at school and over, 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

Regular Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales sessions are having a break over the school holidays.  Sessions are resuming for term 1,  the week starting  Monday 3rd February 2020.


Libraries Christmas closure dates

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

Both branches will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 December, and re-open at 10am on Thursday 2 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.

Woven basket by Cynamon Aeria is delivered to the library

Cynamon conducted a twine weaving demonstration at the library in September and the participants learned the weaving technique and how to recycle fabric into lengths of cord for weaving. The cords from the workshop have been upcycled into the basket that has been presented to the library to hold the Hand Puppet collection.

Photo of Cynamon presenting the basket to library staff
Cynamon presents the basket to Rachael and Kerry from the Margaret River Library
Photo of the twine woven basket
Interior of the basket is woven with a double base for durability
Photo of the basket filled already with hand puppets
Hand puppets ready for children to select from the new basket


Low Impact Living Session 6: Christmas Sorted! Low Impact Style

handmade marmalade from rose hips and a glass of rose hips

Thursday 5th December, 6 – 7:30pm at the Margaret River Library

This session will focus on sharing a low impact lifestyle through the gift of giving. We will be creating a range of gifts for you to share with your nearest and dearest. This is also a great session to bring the kids along to (suitable for 10 years+). The items we will be demonstrating include: toasted muesli, beeswax wraps, keyrings, dukkah, homemade crackers and more! In addition to this interactive session, a range of other Christmas making and wrapping ideas will be on display to highlight the endless possibilities of reducing waste this Christmas.

RSVP to Eventbrite HERE.

Alternatively, phone: 9780 5600 or email:

Art event celebrate artists’s journey.

Margaret River Library is hosting a community celebration to recognise the work of visual artist Dr Michael Wise and current Cocoon Gallery exhibitor and conceptual artist Natalia Ford.

The event, scheduled for 6pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 28 November 2019, will include a hosted interactive discussion about the individual approaches the artists took to achieve their works, and the many aspects of art.

Dr Michael Wise’s said his research and art practice is a convergence of the creative processes of video, painting, photography and sculpture.

“Every artist lived experiences contribute to their art practice,” he said.

“My works responds to my life experiences at the beach and the dangers which are embedded in its image of scenic beauty.”

Ms Ford said her discussion will be about the personal journey she took to achieve her displayed exhibition titled “The Through”.

“It’s an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the life perspectives that I refer to for my art inspiration.”

“This eclectic event promises to be a treat for the arts community and the general public alike.”

Light refreshments will be served at the event. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to RSVP by 27 November to 0422 014 717 or

Margaret River Library is an accessible venue.

The Cocoon Gallery is the library’s exhibition space used for talent emerging local artists. Exhibitions rotate approximately every two months.

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Margaret River Library

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