Christmas Storytime

Join us for our last Storytime of 2018, with that very special guest!

Storytime is a fun activity for young children and their carers which is held each Wednesday at Lithgow Library where we sing, dance, read stories and make a fun craft afterwards.

Join us for our last Storytime of 2018 on Wednesday 19 December at 10:30am with special guest reader Santa! Our favourite jolly man in red will bring some treats for the children, read some stories, and help us sing our songs. He will then head back to the North Pole while we decorate our small wooden Christmas trees.

“Christmas is such a magical time of the year and the annual Santa Storytime at Lithgow Library is always enjoyed by all who attend,” said Mayor Ray Thompson.

For more information about this free event please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.


Summer Reading Club

Now in its ninth year, Lithgow Library’s Summer Reading Club is back! Sign up at any branch Library to join in the fun.

Australian Summer Reading Club is an annual program that supports continued development of multi-literacy skills in children and young people, including reading, writing, creative arts and multimedia technology skills during the summer months.

Reading is an essential skill for everyone and is the vital foundation of a child’s learning and engagement in their school years and for life. Libraries are not only invested in supporting the development of early literacy skills of children from birth, they are also keen advocates of sustaining literacy and promoting the importance of recreational reading across all ages, particularly during the summer months. This is why the Summer Reading Club program is a free public program offered online and in libraries across Australia.

Lithgow Library is once again inviting all kids to join the SRC. Sign up at any branch to receive your free activity booklet, read 10 or more books over the summer and return your reading list to go into the draw to win our major prize! The summer reading club runs from 1 December 2018 until 31 January 2019, reading lists must be returned to Lithgow Library by 5pm 31 January 2019 to be eligible for the prize draw.

“Reading is such a vital life skill, this is a great initiative to gets kids reading for enjoyment,” said Mayor Ray Thompson.

For more information about this free event please contact Lithgow Library on 02 6352 9100.


Seniors Festival Art Competition – The Art of Aging

To celebrate Seniors Festival 2019, Lithgow Library is hosting a senior’s art competition with great prizes to be awarded!

The 2019 Seniors Festival will be from Wednesday 13 – Sunday 24 February. Every year the NSW Seniors Festival encourages seniors to be active, social and healthy. The festival provides seniors with the opportunity to get involved in their communities and enjoy all the benefits that come from that participation.

As part of Lithgow’s Seniors Festival 2019, Lithgow Library is inviting seniors to submit an artwork for our inaugural art competition.  Any medium may be used, participants must be aged 50+ and all artworks must be delivered to the Library by Tuesday 29 January 2019 to be considered. All artworks will be displayed in the Library for the month of February. Great prizes will be awarded to the winners as decided by the judges.

“The Seniors Festival is a great way to encourage participation in the community and community events,” said Mayor Ray Thompson, “I encourage all dabblers to get the brushes out and show us what you can do.”

The theme for the competition is “The Art of Aging”. Show us what it feels like being a senior. For more information please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 or