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.