Library News

Book Chat Club – for kids aged 10 to 14 who love a good book

Kids aged 10 to 14 years old are invited to join us at Margaret River Library for Book Chat Club on Monday 26th July at 4.15pm.

At our monthly Book Chat Club meetings we talk about the books we have read and give reviews and recommendations to other club members.

Book Chat Club is free, but bookings are required. Please phone Rachael on 9780 5602 or email to book your child’s place.

Tribute Tree offers new workshop at The Hive

The Tribute Tree will be running a free Marine workshop on 31 July from 1pm to 3:30pm at the Hive, 3/24 Auger Way West.

“Reefs and rockpools” is again both an educational and creative opportunity for kids between ages 5 and over to explore their imaginings around the ocean and its various habitats.

Ngari Capes Marine ranger Eden Baxter will be talking about the creatures that inhabit these environments and show kids a collection of sea creatures that have been washed ashore.

After the workshop, kids will be able to create their own rockpools and reef life using patterned art paper, coloured fabrics, marine natural and waste products, and adding their own drawings or writings into the pastiched panels.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Please note: there is room for one adult/carer per family. 

For more information or to book your place please contact



Change to opening hours on Tuesday 20 July

Change to opening hours

Due to a full staff Shire meeting, on Tuesday 20 July:

The Margaret River Library will be CLOSED from 12.30pm and RE-OPENING again at 4pm (on the same day)

The Augusta Library will be CLOSED from 12pm and RE-OPENING at 10am on Wednesday 21 July.

We apologise for any inconvenience. Please feel free to use the after-hours chute for your returns, and click here to explore our online services – which are available 24/7!


Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution by setting the challenge to refuse single use plastics for one month.

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River invites the community to take part in a number of free workshops to learn tips and tricks to reduce waste, as part of Plastic Free July.

To help raise awareness the Margaret River Library is showcasing a range of the products created with recycled plastic lids from Precious Plastic Margaret River.

Come to the library and learn how lids turn into bowls, planters and surfboard fins, and get information on where you can take your lids for recycling.

Comb made with 18 plastic lids from landfill by Precious Plastic Margaret River Bowl made with 115 plastic lids from landfill by Precious Plastic Margaret River
Red bowl made with 60 plastic lids from landfill by Precious Plastic Margaret River Yellow Planter made with 450 plastic lids from landfill by Precious Plastic Margaret River
If you are interested in contributing by volunteering your time please contact Precious Plastic Margaret River on 0422 973 390 for more information.

Browse New Books From Home

This week we have a refreshed display of New Books at the Library. If you are visiting us in the next two weeks you will be able to browse the shelves and place a hold on titles that interest you.

But, if you are unable to visit us, we have curated a sample of the books on display here so you can reserve them from home.

Let us know what you think of our selection and remember to visit Cloudlibrary to browse new eBooks and eAudios  available to borrow now.

The liar's dictionary by Eley Williams A room called earth by Madeleine Ryan The ways of the bushwalker. on foot in Australia, by Melissa HarperHow to handle a crowd by Anika Gupta Lapsed by Monica Dux The last bookshop by Emma Young Legacy of war by Wilbur Smith My tidda, my sister: stories of strength and resilience from Australia's first women Final revival od Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton Pushing back by John Kinsella Radio life by Derek B. Miller The silk house by Kayte Nunn Soar by David McAlister Solo. how to work alone, and not lose your mind. By Rebecca Seal The angel of Waterloo by Jackie French The serpent's skin by Erina Reddan This chicken life: stories of chickens and te Asutralians who love them. by Fiona Scott-Normal, Ila Rose. Troy by Stephen Fry We can ll eat that: raise healthy, adventurous eaters and help prevent food alergies.. By Pam Brook, Srah Swan and Sam Gowing. Filmmaking for Dummies by Bryan Michael Stoller

Cyber Warriors to Invade the Cocoon Gallery

From July 1st to August 31st the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists presents Patrick Wise in his exhibition “Cyber Warriors”.

Art Exhibition Launch: July 8th, 6pm to 7pm. All welcome!

Patrick is a visual artist with a diverse range of artistic experience in drawing, sculpture and print. He grew up in an artistic family in Margaret River and over the years has developed a love of drawing and found a voice for his own style of creativity.

His current direction explores figurative designs in graphic pencil which reflect robotic characters inspired by Japanese anime.

His drawings depict a series of half human, half machine figures influenced by popular culture. He loves creating characters which are suitable for computer games, comics or designs on t-shirts.

Come along to the launch to celebrate Patrick’s achievement in presenting this dynamic body of work on display in the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists. To RSVP, please contact the artist:  or phone 0448 204 575

The Margaret River Library is an accessible venue. You will find the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists in the entrance to the Margaret River Library.

July school holiday activities at your Shire Libraries

Undalup Storytime – Songlines of Boodja

Join Tamara and Simone from the Undalup Association on the yarning mat for a special storytime; Songlines of Boodja (country) with activities and craft.

Suitable for ages 4-12 years old and bookings are essential to reserve your child’s place.

Margaret River Library

Thursday 8 July  | 10.00-11.00am

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings or email

Lego Club


Join our hour long Lego club session to take on new challenges, 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 6 July | 10.30am -11.30am

Monday 12 July | 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings or email

Augusta Library

Thursday 15 July | 10.30am – 11.30am

Phone 9780 5670 for bookings or email

** Please note that the Augusta Library Lego club also features craft activities for all ages

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 19 July.


Dreaming of travelling

The Library has a collection dedicated to travel literature which has been recently updated. Here are some new books to inspire you, or help you to plan that dream trip, whenever that may be. You can borrow the books bellow by clicking on the image to place a hold on the title.

Moon Copenhagen and Beyond Rick Steves France 2020


Now, If you like to read it on your device, you can download travel books and guides and read it on the go with CloudLibrary

But, If you are new to CloudLibrary simple follow this link to register your library card and start borrowing.

If you need assistance contact the Library on 9780 5600


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Margaret River Library

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