Home Library Service Morning Tea

What a fabulous morning we enjoyed at Lithgow Library today, celebrating our Home Library Service! Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the wonderful entertainment. The library extends a big ‘thank you’ to the Lithgow City Band, Norm, Lenore, Leo and the Uke’n’Sing Group, for their generous donation of time to come along and perform for us; and a special thank you to the Ladies of the Vale for their delicious catering.

The Home Library Service is available free to people who are unable to attend the library, such as through age, disability, carer responsibilities or infirmary. Please contact the library on 6352-9100 if you, or someone you know, would like more information about the Home Library Service.


“When Michael Met Mina” Reviewed by Kellie Drengenberg

“When Michael Met Mina” By Randa Abdel-Fattah Reviewed by Kellie Drengenberg

When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees – standing on opposite sides. Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre. Michael’s parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values.
They want to stop the boats.
Mina wants to stop the hate.
When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael’s private school their lives crash together.
This novel is a really thought provoking read, the political undercurrents making it a valuable read for all ages. The characters are engaging and we are carried along on their journey of self discovery as they develop their own opinions and ideals separate from their parents.

A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice.
This book is available at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

Your Tutor Info Session

 Join us for a demonstration of the Library’s free homework help service, Your Tutor. This is a free service for students in year 3-12. Parents and students are invited to come along. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Monday 3 April 2017


view Flyer Your Tutor Info Session

April storytime

April Storytime

April Storytime

 Join us every Wednesday at Lithgow Library from 10.30am for Storytime! Our very popular program for preschoolers and their carers includes books, songs, dancing, puppets and craft.

Coming up for the month of April are the following themed storytime sessions:

Wednesday 5th April – Today we will read some stories about Mice. Join us to sing Hickory Dickory Dock with our puppet Mouse to show us the actions.

Wednesday 12th April – Today we will be reading about Monsters! Count with Ten Little Beasties by Rebecca and Ed Emberley, and create a scary monster of your own for craft.

Wednesday 19th April – EASTER! Today we will have a special visitor to read and sing with, followed by craft and an easter egg hunt!

Wednesday 26th April – Lets make some noise today with Animal Sounds! Who roars in the jungle? Who moo’s in the farmyard? Join us to find out.

April 2017


April storytime

James and the Giant Peach – Guest book review by Kayley Winks

Guest Book Review By Kayley Winks

James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

James finds a peach and the peach gets bigger.

James finds lots of magical creatures in the peach and they go on adventures together.

This is a great story.

This book is available for loan from the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

James and the Giant Peach cover

Hassans Walls Lookout

Book Launch and Author Talk

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be hosting a Book Launch and Author Talk by Keith Painter on his new book Hassans Walls – Prized and Pillaged.  The book documents the history of the reserve and its natural and man-made elements. Light refreshments will be served from 4.30pm.

Friday 24 March

4.30 – 6.00pm

Hassans Walls Lookout

Pagoda rock formation

Lithgow’s Ancient Natural Landscapes Exhibition and Speaker Event

An exhibition of amazing photographs of the local area by Julie Favell and a speaker event will be held at the official launch of Lithgow’s Ancient Natural Landscapes exhibition at the Lithgow Library. Guest speakers will be:

  • Vicki Dick, friend and Wildlife Carer, who shares with Julie her passion for our native environment
  • Yuri Bolotin, Exhibition Co-ordinator, Nature Photography as a Constant Source of Inspiration and Knowledge
  • Michael Keats, OAM, Author and Bush Explorer, Why Lithgow Can Be One of Australia’s Top Ecotourism Destinations

Hosted by Julie, the Launch will include time for a Q & A session with the speakers. A light morning tea will be included.

Friday 31 March 2017


Pagoda rock formation

Paul Toole MP, Clr Stephen Lesslie and Ellen Forsyth from State Library

Lithgow Library Celebrates Grand Opening

Lithgow Library celebrated our Grand Opening after our recent refurbishment in wonderful style this morning. A huge crowd came along and shared in a fun morning. Thank you to Mr Paul Toole MP; Mayor Stephen Lesslie; and State Library NSW representative Ellen Forsyth. Thank you also to the Ukulele Group and to the Lithgow Linedancers – who provided fabulous performances that filled our library with fun, music and dance. And a special thank you to our valued library members, supporters and partners!

Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for any further information on upcoming sessions and events.


Library refurbishment grand opening

Paul Toole MP, Clr Stephen Lesslie and Ellen Forsyth from State Library

Morning Tea

Home Library Service Morning Tea

Lithgow Library will be hosting a community morning tea celebrating the Home Library Service.

On Wednesday 29th of March at 10.30am we will be gathering at Lithgow Library with current Home Library members, families, carers and other interested community members to celebrate this excellent service. There will be plenty of entertainment with the Lithgow City Band performing, a local belly dancer showing us her moves, the Library’s own Ukulele Group will be leading us in a good old fashioned sing-a-long, and local residents will regale us with a poetry reading.

10:30 am

Wednesday 29th March.

Morning Tea

Ukulele Group

Ever wanted to sit under a swaying palm tree on a tropical island sipping a drink and strumming the ukulele? You can start strumming now with the new Lithgow Library Ukulele Group.

We will be learning to strum and sing along with this beautiful and easy instrument. All welcome. Every Tuesday from 10:30 am completely free and with coffee and tea provided.

If you are a brand new beginner call the library to book in to our next beginners group starting on March 7th at 10am for 4 weeks.

Please contact the library on 6352 9100 for any further information.