Lithgow Library Learning Centre Presents … Christmas Storytime!

Santa is on his way to visit all the boys and girls at Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang Libraries.

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is pleased to be able to provide Christmas Storytime across all three branches. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy a story read by Santa and receive a pre-packaged Christmas take home craft.

Storytime will be conducted within a COVID safe environment under NSW Government and Health regulations. All adults MUST  be double vaccinated and show proof upon entry to the Library.

For further information go to the Lithgow library website

Lithgow Christmas Storytime will be held on Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 10.30 am.

Portland Christmas Storytime will be held on Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 11.30 am.

Wallerawang Christmas Storytime will be held on Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 10.30 am.

Please call the Library on 63529100 for more information.

Libraries Closed for Council Picnic Day

Lithgow City Council Libraries will be closed for Council Picnic Day on Friday 19 November 2021.


All branches will reopen on Saturday 20 November 2021 at 9am.

Book launch – A Bushwalking Paradise—Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area

Lithgow Library is happy to announce a return to in-library events with a book launch and author talk by the ever-popular Bushexplorers. Their new book A Bushwalking Paradise—Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area will be launched at Lithgow Library on Saturday 4 December 2021 at 11am.

Michael, Brian and Yuri will speak about their adventures during the event and show photographs of some of the locations in the book. The launch will take place on Saturday 4 December from 10.30am with talk to commence at 11am; light refreshments will be available, bookings are preferred by contacting Lithgow Library on 63529100.

Under the current NSW Government COVID restrictions, all participants must check-in, wear a mask and provide proof of double vaccination.

4 December 2021

10.30am for 11am start

Lithgow Library Learning Centre announces the launch of the Tovertafel – Magic Table

The launch of this new resource will be held at the Library on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 10.30am.


Tovertafel uses a series of games that have been engineered to encourage instinctive participation, inviting engagement and boosting physical and social activity, prompting memories and conversation about everything from gardening to trips to the beach.


Tovertafel uses a projector and infrared sensors with a speaker and processor working together to project interactive light animations onto a table. These animations respond to hand and arm movements, allowing users to ‘play’ with the light. Moreover, the Tovertafel is a multigenerational activity; the games also facilitate residents, care workers and family members to play together – bringing many moments of happiness, laughter and joy for everyone.


“I am really pleased that, thanks to a grant from the Department of Communities & Justice, Lithgow Library e is able to offer this new generation in cognitive stimulation systems which aim to improve quality of life, primarily for those living with dementia,” said Mayor Ray Thompson.

To learn more about the Tovertafel, Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be holding a series of information & demonstration sessions on the following dates; bookings are essential and will be held in accordance with NSW Public Health Orders.


Lithgow Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 10.30 am and 3.30 pm

Lithgow Wednesday 3rd November 2021 at 10.30 am

Wallerawang Wednesday 3rd November 2021 at 3.30 pm

Lithgow Thursday 4th November 2021 at 10.30 am

Portland Thursday 4th November 2021 at 3.30 pm


For bookings and information contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

“Click & Collect” at Your Library

Following recent public health order changes, Lithgow Library is pleased to offer the community a next day “Click & Collect” service for library items. 

The “Click & Collect” service will operate Monday to Friday from Lithgow Library and Tuesday to Friday from the Portland and Wallerawang branch libraries. Items can be reserved from the online library catalogue at anytime for collection during these opening hours. 


As there are limited staff working in the libraries the following steps need to be followed to access library items; 

Step 1—log in to your library account via the Catalogue link on the library webpage – or phone the library on 6352 9100.  

Step 2—reserve items you wish to borrow, or ask staff to reserve for you. 

Step 3— (No earlier than 24 hours)—contact the library on 6352 9100 to check items are ready for pick up and nominate a pick up time. 

Step 4— arrive at back door of Lithgow Library (front door of branch libraries) at nominated time, check in, ring doorbell and step back from the door. 

Step 5—staff will bring your items out to you. 


Next day collect is only available for items held at your library branch. Items from other branches will take longer. You must wear a mask and check in when collecting items. 


For more information on “Click & Collect” contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100. To access the Library catalogue head to the library webpage and follow the catalogue link. 

Calling all Crime Buffs

Calling all crime buffs

Lisa Jewell in conversation with Suzanne Leal at Lithgow Library – Wednesday 21 July at 6pm

Lithgow Library will join the online conversation hosted by BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival highlighting Lisa Jewell’s new novel “The night she disappeared”.

Come along and join in the conversation.  For more information and to make a booking contact the library on 6352 9100.

Temporary Change to Lithgow Library Opening Hours

Library opening hours from Tuesday 29 June 2021 to Friday 9 July 2021 will be 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Regular opening hours of 9:00am to 6:00pm will resume on Monday 12 July 2021, pending any further public health orders.

The Library will still be open on Saturday 3 and 10 July from 9:00am to 12:00 noon.

Please take this opportunity to utilise our online services Library staff will be available and contactable by phone for assistance.

For more information please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

School holiday fun at the Libraries

Hey kids!  Looking for something cool to do in the school holidays? 

The libraries at Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang have lots of FREE activities for kids of all ages during the school holidays. Check out our calendar of events.  No bookings necessary.

Suitable for ages 6 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

27 June – 10 July 2021


School holiday fun – Learn to knit or crochet

Hey kids!  Looking for something new to do in the school holidays? 

Why not learn knitting or crochet?

The friendly knitting group who meet in the Lithgow Library on Thursday mornings between 10am and 12pm will show you how to get started, read a pattern and begin the steps to create your very own wool project.

If you have a project in mind bring along the materials, otherwise items will be available for loan.

The library has great knitting and crochet books to borrow as well as a large collection of online magazines, all free to borrow with your library card.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

1 & 8 July 2021

10am – 12pm


School holiday fun – Daily Lego building challenge

Hey kids!  Looking for something cool to do in the school holidays? 

Every day during the school holidays we will have a daily Lego challenge. 

The Lego will be available at the front of the library and you are welcome to drop in and build anytime between 10am and 12pm. 

Some of the fun challenges to look out for will be; Build a Monster, Build a Bridge, Build a Tree.  Bring your friends and challenge each other to a Lego Masters competition.

Suitable for ages 6 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

27 June – 10 July 2021

10am – 12pm