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.
Carol Ruby is one of the longest serving active volunteers at the library. Carol compares various libraries she has visited to Coffs Harbour Library.
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.
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.
Coffs Harbour Library becomes involved in the annual campaign to promote the value of reading and literacy for young children throughout Australia.
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.
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 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.
The Picture Coffs Harbour project started back in 2008 a few years after Coffs Harbour Museum was handed over to the Council following the disbanding of the Historical Society.
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?
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.
Trish White is one of our long standing library members whose love of books and libraries is well known.
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.
Want to know what books stand the test of time? Check out Coffs Harbour Library’s ten most borrowed titles.
Coffs Harbour City Library launched its book club service in 2009 to promote and support a reading culture in the local community.
Woolgoolga Library moves into the old police ‘lock-up’ building with more space and improved services.
Coffs Harbour Library’s journey to join the information super-highway began in 1996 with coin-operated internet access!
Lorraine Vass was the first professional librarian appointed at Coffs Harbour Library.
The Library Act 1939 was landmark legislation which resulted in the development of free public libraries throughout NSW
Looks back at the children’s activities held in the courtyard of the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the 1970s and early 1980s.