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

Join us for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea!

Library & Information Week coincides with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea again this year, which is a great excuse to get involved and have a cuppa … please come along, help us celebrate Library & Information Week and get together for a great cause!

Biggest Morning Tea photoLibary and Info Week Avatar

Date: Thursday 26 May 2016

Cost:  Gold Coin Donation for the Cancer Council.

Belmont Campus Library

10.30-11.30 am

Main Library, Block E

Wyong Campus Library

10.00 -11.00 am

Flexible Delivery Centre J.1.6


You can also donate or leave a message of support on the secure fundraising page for Belmont or WyongThanks for your support!


What’s Your Favourite Read?

Last week Australian libraries celebrated Library and Information Week. As a part of the celebrations the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) surveyed public libraries to find out what readers loved to borrow most.  The results were interesting.  There was a good mixture of Australian and international titles being borrowed by library patrons.  The top-ten lists for the categories surveyed are available on ALIA’s webpage by clicking here.

Muswellbrook Campus Librarian Mitch White with the top read - Lee Child's "Never Go Back"

Muswellbrook Campus Librarian Mitch White with the top read – Lee Child’s “Never Go Back”

The most borrowed adult fiction book was Lee Child’s Never Go Back from the Jack Reacher series of novels. In other categories:

Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver topped the adult non-fiction list.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney led the children’s book list.

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins was at the top of the young adult fiction list.

So check out the list – did your favourite feature here?