A novel adaption of an R-rated film was found in the hands of a 14 year old boy sparking calls for censorship in libraries.
Woolgoolga Library moves into the old police ‘lock-up’ building with more space and improved services.
Coffs Harbour City Library launched its book club service in 2009 to promote and support a reading culture in the local community.
Libraries are more than just books – we’re busy, vibrant community hubs where people come together for informal learning and cultural enrichment.
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.
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.
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.
The library regularly conducts outreach storytime sessions to support local festivals and family activities in the City Centre.
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.
Carol Ruby is one of the longest serving active volunteers at the library. Carol compares various libraries she has visited to Coffs Harbour Library.
Looks back at the children’s activities held in the courtyard of the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in the 1970s and early 1980s.