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Books by the beach signJoin a storytime session, stroll along our book walk , read a picture book, and make some seaside colouring-in as Kiama Library celebrates Book Week at the Kiama Farmer’s Markets!

With the theme ‘Escape to Everywhere,’ we would like to invite you to escape into the world of reading while you browse the fresh produce and local foods.

Drop by our pop-up library at Surf Beach from 2-4.30pm Wednesday 23 August.

Note: The stall will be postponed till the following week in the case of bad weather conditions.



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Kiama Library invites enthusiastic local knitters to join its special knit in event on Thursday 7th September for the charity ‘Wrap with Love’. Come and support this great event – whatever your age or knitting skill.

Throughout 2016, volunteers knitted and sewed blankets which were distributed to those in need all around the world, including 2000 wraps to the Syria-Turkey border to help those displaced by the war. To learn about the charity, go to

Organised in partnership with the Knitters Guild NSW Inc., Kiama Group, our Knit In will run from 10.30am until 12 noon with free morning tea provided.

Needles and yarn will be supplied; however keen knitters are welcome to bring their own knitting supplies. Size 8 (4mm) needles and 8-ply yarn are recommended.

Finished squares and donations of yarn can be dropped off at Kiama Library on the day or at any time throughout the year.

Contact Kiama Library to book your spot or for more information on (02) 4233 1133



All ages and skill levels welcome.

When: 10.30am - 12noon Thursday 7th September 

Where: Kiama Library

Free morning tea provided

RSVP by phoning (02) 4233 1133

Donations of yarn and needles gladly accepted

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Gerringong  Library is getting additional hours on Tuesday from July 2017. This is in addition to its normal hours every Thursday.

9.30am – 12.30pm 9.30am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 4.30pm

This is in anticipation of our move to new premises in the near future and the increased hours of operation that will be in place there.


Lorraine NeateThe Kiama Family History Centre invites you to a talk by author Lorraine Neate on her book "Scandal, Slander and Interfering with our Neighbours."

Come along and hear Lorraine Neate's stories about colourful characters funny events, which occurred in the Illawarra in our Pioneer history. Runaway teens, farting convicts and a wedding brawl – Illawarra residents of days gone by were far more interesting than you might have thought.

When: 11am Friday 25th August

Where: Family History Centre Auditorium

Cost: FREE

Bookings not required. For further details, call the FHC on (02) 4233 1122.

CBCA 20172017 Children's Book Council have announced their short list of children's books.

An exciting time for the young reader or the young at heart who likes to read.