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.
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 Library marked 10 years of regular weekly storytime in 2008.
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?
Coffs Harbour Library’s journey to join the information super-highway began in 1996 with coin-operated internet access!
1978 saw the introduction of the Home Library Service, a service that brings the library to those in the community who are housebound.
Once the bookmobile service was withdrawn, it was time to start thinking about a new library in Woolgoolga….a very small one!
The library regularly conducts outreach storytime sessions to support local festivals and family activities in the City Centre.
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.
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.
Mayor John Smith opened a new legal information service at Coffs Harbour City Library on 16 August 1993.
Coffs Harbour librarians explain how student teachers can benefit from public libraries.
Lorraine Gardiner is a former staff member who first started working at a small branch at Sawtell Library in 1975 before moving to the Coffs Harbour branch in 1979.
Libraries are more than just books – we’re busy, vibrant community hubs where people come together for informal learning and cultural enrichment.