Tag Archives: Harry Bailey Memorial Library

Oral History interview with Dorothy and Ken Briggs - 2001

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.


Oral History interview with Carol Ruby - 1988-2015

Carol Ruby is one of the longest serving active volunteers at the library. Carol compares various libraries she has visited to Coffs Harbour Library.


Oral History interview with Margaret Hivon - 2008 -2015

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.


Remembering Harry Bailey - 2014

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.


Interview with Lorraine Vass - 1977

Lorraine Vass was the first professional librarian appointed at Coffs Harbour Library.


Children’s activities in the library’s early days - 1978

Looks back at the children’s activities held in the courtyard of the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the 1970s and early 1980s.


The Harry Bailey Memorial Library - 1973

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.