Looks back at the children’s activities held in the courtyard of the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Once the bookmobile service was withdrawn, it was time to start thinking about a new library in Woolgoolga….a very small one!
Lorraine Vass was the first professional librarian appointed at Coffs Harbour Library.
A new larger purpose-built library opens in Castle Street in 1973 and is named after the late Shire President who was instrumental in establishing the library service in Coffs Harbour.
Coffs Harbour Library becomes involved in the annual campaign to promote the value of reading and literacy for young children throughout Australia.
Jan Arnett is one of our regular library members who can frequently be seen at the library researching family and local history.
Woolgoolga Library moves into the old police ‘lock-up’ building with more space and improved services.
Woolgoolga’s first public library opened in River Street in 1965. It shared the ‘Shop 40’ building with the local barber!
The library’s first public access computer was purchased in 1985 – this story looks back at the early CD-ROM resources and reflects on the developments in electronic reference resources since then.
Coffs Harbour librarians explain how student teachers can benefit from public libraries.
A novel adaption of an R-rated film was found in the hands of a 14 year old boy sparking calls for censorship in libraries.