Library News

Inter-library loans delay


The State Library of WA is currently experiencing some technical difficulties, and this is impacting the inter-library loan process.

Although our patrons can find SLWA items and request them using our local catalogue, these requests cannot be processed by SLWA until the technical issues have been resolved.

Inter-library loans requests are currently being recorded as they are placed, and will be processed as soon as the SLWA system is operational again – there is no need to place extra requests for the same item.

SLWA is working hard to fix this issue, but in the meantime, please anticipate a longer-than-usual delay in the processing of your inter-library loan requests.

Thanks for your patience!





Call out for CoderDojo mentors!

The Margaret River CoderDojo is seeking volunteers to be Mentors at the club, which is hosted at the Margaret River Library on Friday after school.
This is not only a very rewarding activity, but it also looks great on your CV!
CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, worldwide movement of free coding clubs for 7-17 year-old kids (Ninjas). Ninjas who come along can learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills by working with others in an inclusive, respectful and friendly social environment.
Who is involved?
Ninjas: Young people aged 7-17 who come along to learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills.
Champions: The coordinator for Dojo sessions. You don’t need to know how to code to be a Champion!
Mentors: Passionate people who support the Champion and assist the Ninjas. Mentors range from uni students, to parents, to IT professionals who are looking to share their knowledge. All Mentors are required to obtain Working With Children clearance.
The Margaret River CoderDojo meets 4pm – 5.30pm on Fridays during school term, at the Margaret River Library.
So far the club has worked with Scratch, robotics, digital art, 3D printing, and much more, sometimes working together in groups, and other times following individual interests.
If you would like to volunteer to be a Mentor at the Margaret River CoderDojo, please contact Jodie Porter on 9780 5600 or





Rachael Johns in conversation with Anthea Hodgson at the Margaret River Library

Thursday 8th November, 6 – 7:30pm

Don’t forget these two amazing authors are visiting the Margaret River Library for an author talk so come along and say hello. We would love to offer up a warm Margaret River welcome to them both. Light refreshments will be provided. Margaret River Bookshop will also be on hand with signed copies of the latest offerings. Please RSVP for catering purposes to or Ph: 9780 5600. This is a free library event.


Toddler Tales is back at Augusta Library Thursday 8th November 10.30am

Every second Thursday of the month at 10.30am (excluding school holidays) join us at Augusta Library for a special storytime session aimed at children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Toddler Tales includes stories, songs, rhymes, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are preferred due to space restrictions and for catering purposes. Please call 08 9780 5600 to reserve your child’s place at Toddler Tales.

The 5 most frequently asked Maths questions


With Studiosity, our patrons can access free, one-on-one online tutoring in a wide range of subjects suitable for students from Year 3 through to Year 12 and beyond.

Click here to discover the top 5 Maths questions asked of Studiosity tutors by students.

You will find easy links to Studiosity on your Library Services webpages, or you can click here to go directly to Studiosity now.

Author talk by Rachael Johns at the Margaret River Library

Thursday 8th November, 6 – 7:30pm

ABIA award-winning, best-selling author Rachael Johns is promoting her recently published novel Lost Without You. It is a fresh and poignant novel of family, journeys, past decisions … and four women, one dress, and the secret that binds them all…


Rachael Johns, an English teacher by trade and a mum 24/7, is the author of The Patterson Girls and a number of other romance and women’s fiction books including The Art of Keeping Secrets and The Greatest Gift. She is currently Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women’s issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit’. Light refreshments will be provided with the chance to purchase a signed copy of her new book. Please RSVP by 7th November to Ph: 9780 5600

Popular WA author, Rachael Johns


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Margaret River Library

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