May Gibbs and Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie

May Gibbs travelling exhibition at Lithgow Library

May Gibbs and Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie

It’s 100 years since May Gibbs’ adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians, and Lithgow Library is celebrating with a free travelling display from 13-24 April 2018, featuring May Gibbs’ iconic artwork.

Reacquaint yourself with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia and learn how the war played a big part in May Gibbs’ work.

Images:  May Gibbs Archive, State Library of NSW © The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance

13-24 April 2018

Library open hours 9-6 Monday to Friday, 9-12 Saturday

Easter Bunny Storytime

We had a special visitor at the Library this morning! The Easter bunny dropped by and left us some eggs for our Easter egg hunt.

Anna Carter exhibition

April’s art exhibition at Lithgow Library

Anna Carter exhibition

An art exhibition that reflects on the metaphors of love and death is coming to Lithgow Library in April. The exhibition titled Death, cycles and the lines between; a retrospect on fables by Anna Carter will highlight her technique of weaving stories from the waste of human consumption.

April 2018

Library opening hours
9am to 6pm Monday to Friday
9am to 12pm Saturday


Armchair Travelling with the Home Library Service

RosalieThe Lithgow Library Home Library Service, which started 5 years ago and has over 100 clients, is local resident Rosalie King’s ticket to see the world.

Mayor Stephen Lesslie is encouraged by the uptake of the service “It’s great to see Library services so well patronised. I firmly believe that every member of our community can benefit from reading widely. Age or incapacity or caring roles should not mean that Lithgow residents miss out on the continued opportunity for lifelong learning.”

Local Resident Rosalie King has been a Home Library patron for 3 years. During that time Rosalie has enjoyed the many benefits – “It’s a pleasure to have access to so many books. I particularly like the biographies as I get to find out lots of interesting things about different people. I’m a bit of a sticky beak actually. There’s nothing as delightful as sitting down with a cup of tea and a good book”.

There are times in life that, due to age, illness, immobility or our role as carers, we can feel quite isolated in our homes. What used to be a quick trip down the Library to grab a book of interest is now virtually out of reach to many members of our community.

The Home Library service selects and delivers books which may be large print editions suitable for people who have vision impairment, magazines, talking books on CD or MP3, and DVD’s. There is also access from home to the Library’s ever increasing digital collection of eBooks and eAudio books.

The Home Library Service is available to all residents of Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland. For more information about your eligibility please contact the library.

Harmony Day Storytime at Lithgow Library

The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’ and Lithgow Library would like to invite everyone to a special multicultural Harmony Day Storytime on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Diversity is what makes Australia a great place to live and Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

The Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone. Since 1999, more than 70,000 Harmony Day events have been held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.

“Our cultural diversity is something we celebrate every day, it’s great that we have Harmony Day to recognise this commitment to inclusivity and diversity,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie.
Participants at the Harmony Day Storytime will enjoy some multicultural stories, fun songs and a great craft activity. Storytime is an early literacy program aimed at preschoolers and their families. This is a free event and all are welcome so why not join in on Wednesday 21 March 2018 from 10.30am.

Please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 if you need any further information.