Once the bookmobile service was withdrawn, it was time to start thinking about a new library in Woolgoolga….a very small one!
Coffs Harbour City Library launched its book club service in 2009 to promote and support a reading culture in the local community.
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.
As more and more government and business services have moved online there has been a growing demand for the skills of Librarians to help those separated by this digital divide.
Coffs Harbour Library’s services and resources are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. English Language learning resources are provided to serve an increasingly diverse community of users.
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.
Carol Ruby is one of the longest serving active volunteers at the library. Carol compares various libraries she has visited to Coffs Harbour Library.
Dorothy and Ken Briggs are members of Woolgoolga library. Dorothy talks about the purpose built library building and the involvement of Woolgoolga Art Group in the project.
After 22 years of service, Janet Merriman retired as the Deputy Librarian. Janet shares her memories of Coffs Harbour Library separating from Clarence Regional Library Service and other events.
Woolgoolga’s first public library opened in River Street in 1965. It shared the ‘Shop 40’ building with the local barber!
Mayor John Smith opened a new legal information service at Coffs Harbour City Library on 16 August 1993.