Did you know the NSW Library Act is turning 75 this year ? #libraryact75th
This landmark legislation led to the provision of free public library services for the people of NSW and was adopted in 1967 in the Blue Mountains.
This photo was taken in 1970 as part of the Blue Mountains community campaign for a library service.
The Blue Mountains Library Service began in 1974 and we have been celebrating our 40th Birthday this year. All members of the Blue Mountains community are invited to a 40th Birthday morning tea next week.
Springwood Library and the Council Customer Service Desk will close temporarily from
Monday 1 December 2014
Both services will reopen on
Monday 5 January 2015
This closure is to allow for the final phase of the new theatre and community hub building works with new Library and Customer Service desks to be installed, some rearrangement of the interior of Springwood Library and the final links to be put into place between the Library building and the new Galleria.
During this time the After Hours book bins will remain open for returns (make sure you wrap any CDs and DVDs carefully so they don’t become damaged) and customers can arrange for Holds to be collected at an alternative branch. Other branches can be called to renew items over the phone.
Perhaps you might like to take the opportunity to visit one of our other library branches during this time?
Blaxland Library | Community Centre, 33 Hope St, Blaxland | 4739 4284
Lawson Library | Cnr San Jose Ave & Loftus St, Lawson | 4759 1446
Wentworth Falls Library | School of Arts, Great Western Hwy, Wentworth Falls | 4757 2095
Katoomba Library | Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke St, Katoomba | 4780 5750
Blackheath Library | Community Hall, Great Western Hwy, Blackheath | 4787 8893
For Council enquiries visit www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au or ring 4723 5000
Some great recommendations from staff member, Alison
Karen Joy Fowler : We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Fiona McGregor : Indelible Ink
Peter Goldsworthy : Everything I Knew
Maya Angelou : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The links will take you straight to the Library Catalogue so you can put a Hold on a copy right now!
Join us at Katoomba Library, in the Courtyard of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, for the third annual
Poetry Under the Stars.
* Sandy Holmes (MC)
* Milton Taylor
* Elouisa West
* Simon Lenthen
* Kate Fagan
* Peter Kuypers
Plus loads more Guest Poets!
Bring your own picnic (no alcohol), and cushions or chairs, and settle in for an evening of entertainment. As well as performances by some of the best Blue Mountains poets, there will also be live music during intermission, plus the opportunity to purchase works by your favourite poets. Bring the kids for the special Kids Poetry bracket early in the evening. And, back by popular demand, we will once again be holding an Open Mike session – giving you the opportunity to perform one of your own poems! Registrations open on the night.
We hope you can join us for this free, multi-age event.
See poetry in a new light.