November 23, 1996 saw Coffs Harbour City Library inundated with a 40cm wall of water which ruined over 11,000 items and resulted in the library being closed for a week.
Coffs Harbour City Council’s central library is renamed The Harry Bailey Memorial Library in remembrance of long serving Councillor W. H. Bailey who died in 1965.
Eric Bennett is a long standing member of Woolgoolga community who talks us through the opening of Woolgoolga’s first public library and his family’s use of it. Eric also discusses a number of other buildings that the Woolgoolga Library has inhabited.
Coffs Harbour Library was searching for a new location following the expiration of its lease in Castle Street – was the National Mutual Building a good option?
Lorraine Vass was the first professional librarian appointed at Coffs Harbour Library.
Libraries are more than just books – we’re busy, vibrant community hubs where people come together for informal learning and cultural enrichment.
Woolgoolga’s first public library opened in River Street in 1965. It shared the ‘Shop 40’ building with the local barber!
1978 saw the introduction of the Home Library Service, a service that brings the library to those in the community who are housebound.
Margaret Hivon, Coordinator of the Wrap for love program in Coffs Harbour, talks about the library’s involvement in the program and its effect within the community.
Coffs Harbour librarians explain how student teachers can benefit from public libraries.
The introduction of the bookmobile service in 1979 saw a number of outer lying areas in the Coffs region having a library service for the very first time!