Biggest Morning Tea around Hunter Libraries

TAFE NSW Libraries in the Hunter hosted the Biggest Morning Tea to help raise funds for Cancer Council Australia. This was the best year yet!


We raised over $1000 for the Cancer Council!

It was a great day at Belmont Library with many generous people donating plates of food, entering competitions, playing games and having fun. We had the tea bag guessing competition, toss the coin into the tea pot, the tea cup guessing competition and a raffle. But the best thing on the day, besides the smiles, was knowing we were helping a great cause!!

Wyong Certificate III Library and Information Services students promoted the event at Wyong TAFE Library as a class assessment with a library display, posters, bookmarks and a PowerPoint presentation used on the day. Plenty of food was enjoyed, including fruit kindly donated by George’s Fruit Barn, Terrigal.  A raffle to guess which cup contained the tea was won by Library Manager Joanne O’Farrell who generously donated her prize money to the Cancer Council!

Cessnock Campus hosted a belated Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 31st May. You might recognise library staff in disguise! Students and staff came together enjoying delicious home cooking including toasted banana bread and home made caramel tarts which were very popular on a cold morning. Cessnock raised over $100, a great effort for a small campus community!

Libraries play an important role for supporting community events and hope to be a useful commodity in the future. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Be an explorer! Library and Information Week events

Look out for Library and Information Week events at your TAFE library:

national simultaneous story time


Newcastle Library hosts National Simultaneous Storytime

Presented by TAFE Library & Information Services students for Carinya Children’s Centre 

Wednesday 23rd May 10 am – 11 am

Children’s toy collection on display all week

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

TAFE Libraries host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

  • Maitland Library: Wednesday 23rd May 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Wyong Library: Thursday 24th May 9.30 am – 12 pm
  • Belmont Library: Thursday 24th May 10 am – 2 pm
  • Muswellbrook Library: Thursday 24th May 2.45 pm – 3.15 pm

Please bring: a donation for the Cancer Council

national reconciliation week


Hunter Street Library celebrates Reconciliation Week

Drinks and nibbles

Tuesday 29 May and Thursday 31 May 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Please bring: a cup, your stories and a gold coin donation to cover costs

13 November: Virtual Reality drop in session at Maitland TAFE Library

Maitland Information Technology will be showcasing their HTC VIVE VR set up on Monday 13 November in the Library (Room HG03), from 10am to 1pm.

Just some of the experiences on offer include:

  • Journey inside a cell with The Body VR
  • Slice Fruit with your own Katana’s in Fruit Ninja VR
  • Defend your castle with Bow and Arrow
  • Train as a Space Pirate
  • Explore the Ocean Depths in TheBlu
  • Paint and draw in VR with Tilt Brush