My Health Record – information sessions

Did you know you probably already have a My Health Record? It was created for you in 2016 unless you opted out. My Health Record is a secure online summary of your key health information. You can view it anywhere, anytime and your healthcare providers can add and view documents if you let them.

Come to a Library Information Session to find out more and learn how to use your My Health Record.

Wednesday 15 August, 19 September, and Thursday 11 October,

10.30 am – 12 pm

the reading hour

The Reading Hour

the reading hour


Join us at Lithgow Library for The Reading Hour. The Reading Hour is an initiative to encourage families to read with their children for just 10 minutes every day. We will help get you started with a Storytime hour on Thursday 20th September, from 4-5pm. We have some special guest readers, followed by hot chocolate and cookies. Bring along your favourite teddy and wear your comfy PJ’s!

Thursday September 20


RB Digital

New electronic resources at Lithgow Library

RB Digital

Lithgow Library is thrilled to be able to bring to you, RB Digital, our new electronic resources supplier. Library members have free access to the most recent audiobooks, magazines and eBooks on their devices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

With access to 118 magazine titles, over 1000 audiobooks and eBooks, readers are ensured of finding something to suit their tastes.  To access RB Digital you will need to be a library member. Membership is free and takes only a few minutes.  Once you are a member go to the library website and follow the links to get up and running with RB Digital.

Haynes AllAccess Manuals

Lithgow Library is now able to offer free access to hundreds of online car and motorcycle manuals through its new subscription to Haynes AllAccess Manuals. There are 51 makes of cars and 102 motorcycles with hundreds of models available at your fingertips. All you need is a library card.

Library members will be able to access the manuals directly on the library computers but also from home using their permanent library card number. Joining the library is free and can be done in person at Lithgow, Portland or Wallerawang libraries. You just need to bring identification showing your current address.  It is also possible to join online via the catalogue option on the library website where you will receive a temporary library number. Then drop into one of the libraries to verify your information and receive a permanent borrower number and card.


Natalie Topaz and artwork

New laneway artwork on the library wall

Natalie Topaz and artwork

Lithgow Tidy Towns and artist Natalie Topaz spent the morning installing the latest laneway artwork on the library wall along Burns Lane this morning.  The vibrant panels titled ‘Seasons of the Daughter’ add a burst of colour to the laneway and the dull section of brick wall.


Be sure to wander down Burns Lane on your way to the library and check out the latest additions.


Let’s celebrate Wattle Day!

To herald the approach of spring, Lithgow and District Community Nursery, with involvement from Lithgow and Oberon Landcare Association, Lithgow Tidy Towns and Lithgow Library are celebrating Wattle Day with a special morning tea and talks on Thursday 30 August 2018 from 11.00am.

Speakers at the morning tea will be Huw Evans – Senior Land Services Officer with Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Helen Drewe, one of the authors of Native Plants of Hassans Walls, a book that highlights the diversity of our local native plants including wattles. The ukulele group has been learning wattle songs and members of the Community Nursery will be available for questions. Morning tea will start at 11am and be followed by the talks.

30 August 2018


Natalie Topaz and artwork

National Family History Month

Glen Davis


In conjunction with the Lithgow and District Family History Society the Lithgow Library will be the venue for events celebrating National Family History Month during August 2018.

Throughout the month of August an eclectic collection of items donated to the LDFHS over 30 years will be on display, along with items from the library collection.

The Society has invited Leonie Knapman to speak about her life growing up as a miner’s daughter in Glen Davis and Keith Painter will share some of the interesting information that he has unearthed during his research on James Padley.

The free history talk will take place on Saturday 11 August from 9am to 11.30am and includes morning tea. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Lithgow Library on 63529100.

11 August 2018

9am to 11.30am

NAIDOC Week Storytime

Lithgow Library celebrated NAIDOC Week with a special Storytime with Uncle Owen.  The children enjoyed learning about his collection of artifacts including his very noisy bullroarer and clapping sticks. The library would like to thank Uncle Owen who came along at very short notice to help us celebrate NAIDOC Week. A fabulous time was had by all.

Sandi Docker

A conversation with Sandie Docker

Sandi Docker

A conversation with Sandie Docker


Sandie Docker is bringing her debut novel, ‘Kookaburra Creek Café’ to Lithgow Library on Monday July 30 at 11am. Sandie will talk about the experiences that led her to the idea for her beautiful debut novel which takes readers on an emotional journey through loss, love and hope.


The Kookaburra Creek Café tells the story of three generations of women, each with a tragic past, who are thrown together seemingly by chance in a quirky little café in the small Australian town of Kookaburra Creek.


Please contact the library on 63529100 for more information.


30 July 2018


11 am


Art Class

Art Workshops with Wendy Anne

Art Class


School holidays is off to a great start with our fun art sessions today with Wendy Anne. Thanks Wendy for all your great tips, and thanks to everyone who came and drew some fantastic animals!


There’s still lots on at the Library this holidays, call the Library for more information on 63529100