After 22 years of service, Janet Merriman retired as the Deputy Librarian. Janet shares her memories of Coffs Harbour Library separating from Clarence Regional Library Service and other events.
Coffs Harbour librarians explain how student teachers can benefit from public libraries.
Once the bookmobile service was withdrawn, it was time to start thinking about a new library in Woolgoolga….a very small one!
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.
Coffs Harbour Library’s journey to join the information super-highway began in 1996 with coin-operated internet access!
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.
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.
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.
Eric Bennett is a long standing member of Woolgoolga community who talks us through the opening of Woolgoolga’s first public library and his family’s use of it. Eric also discusses a number of other buildings that the Woolgoolga Library has inhabited.
Lorraine Vass was the first professional librarian appointed at Coffs Harbour Library.
The introduction of the bookmobile service in 1979 saw a number of outer lying areas in the Coffs region having a library service for the very first time!