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Library Lovers’ Day 2017

To celebrate Library Lovers’ Day on 14 February the Library is playing matchmaker.

Pick up your Blind Date with a Book at any Library branch.

No awkward questions

No forced conversation

No embarrassing moments

No hurt feelings if it doesn’t work out!


Just select your Blind Date from the display of specially wrapped books. Check it out at the Circulation desk. Take it home, read and enjoy.

And if you like, you can Rate Your Date and we’ll display it in your library.



Library Lovers’ Day 2016

It doesn’t get more romantic than this!

Library Lovers Day

Library Lovers Day 2013

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We’ve been celebrating Library Lovers Day in Blue Mountains City Libraries today, hope you managed to get along to your local branch library and tell the staff there you love them!

At all branches we celebrated with heart-shaped chocolates but went all-out at Katoomba with cake, Steampunk performers and speeches.  The cake was ’embroidered’ with our Read Watch Play 2013 logo and Library Manager, Vicki Edmunds, explained to the 40-off attendees that this campaign not only promotes our core business of encouraging the art and pleasure of reading but also promotes other media – film, television and performance art and playing – playing with your friends and family, board games, online games, field games.

Councillors Chris Van der Kley, Mick Fell and Geordie Williamson came along to support the event and each gave a small speech emphasising the importance of libraries to all members of our community.

Mrs Chatsalot from the Blue Mountains steampunk group explained what she and her friends do – letting their inner creative sci-fi neo-Victorian side out via beautiful clothing and performance. The group was kind enough to come along to add some glamour and atmosphere to Library Lovers Day and stayed chatting and answering questions from the audience. You will be able to catch up with them at Ironfest in Lithgow in April this year.

We hope you all had a lovely Library Lovers Day.

Library Lovers Day and National Year of Reading 2012 Launch

The Library Lovers Day and National Year of Reading 2012 Launch morning tea at Springwood Library was a great success last Tuesday 14th February, with special Steampunk guests, live music and lots of romance-themed food.

With Library Manager, Vicki Edmunds, as MC the Mayor of the City of Blue Mountains, Cllr Daniel Myles, welcomed everyone and officially launched the National Year of Reading at Blue Mountains City Library.

You can watch the launch on BookcasesintheMist, Blue Mountains Library account on YouTube :

Approximately 30 Library customers were in attendance, some a little startled by our amazing Steampunk guests – at least one of whom is just a little larger than life! They gave a talk about what they are about which can also be viewed on BookcasesintheMist on YouTube :

It was great start to our LOVE2READ events for the year.

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Keep a look out in your Library and here for more.

Library Lovers Day National Year of Reading Launch

Join Library staff for the Launch of the National Year of Reading and a Library Lovers Day Morning tea with a Romance theme from

11am at Springwood Library

on Tuesday, February 14

The National Year of Reading is about Australians discovering and rediscovering the joy of reading.  Combine this event with the annual Library Lovers Day and Libraries really have something to celebrate.

If you can’t make it to Springwood on February 14, visit any Blue Mountains Library Branch on Library Lovers Day to receive heart chocolates, stickers and bookmarks. 

For more information on the National Year of Reading visit

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