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beach 2703162 960 720Kiama Library will be closed Friday 26 January 2018 for the Australia Day public holiday.

We will still be open as normal Saturday 27 January 9.30am - 2pm.

games offline nightBring in the whole family for an evening of ‘offline’ fun!

Dive into our LEGO lake, make holiday craft, and take part in our jigsaw puzzle and colouring-in challenges!

When: 6 - 7.30pm Tuesday 23 January

Who: All Ages ~ Under 10yrs must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Cost: FREE



Ever wanted to join a book club, start your own club, or give your existing club a revamp?

book pile

Book clubs come in all shapes and sizes. There are virtual clubs, mystery clubs, breakfast clubs, reading-between-the-wines clubs, choose-your-own-novel clubs, we-only-read-Jane-Austen clubs. Some clubs discuss the big issues of love, art and life, while others skip straight to the wine and cheese. In the end, though, book clubs are all about community. It’s about people getting together to agree, disagree, laugh, exchange ideas, escape the everyday and share a love of reading. And every book club needs books…

Kiama Library is pleased to announce that in 2018, we are launching a brand new book club membership service to support the many book clubs in our area. Local book clubs can apply for a book club membership card and use this to borrow a set of books for the club for six weeks at a time. Each kit has 9–10 copies of a particular book, a large print edition where available, and a set of discussion questions. There are more than 35 different book kits in the collection to choose from — by both popular and prize-winning authors including, Jane Harper, Liane Moriarty, George Saunders, Kate Atkinson and Anthony Doerr — and more will be added in the future.

Membership is great value and can be arranged in one of two ways:

  • Casual membership is a fantastic option for those wanting to trial a full book club membership, or if your book club likes more flexibility with their choice of books, and allows your book club to borrow up to three kits per year for a cost of $60 (just $6 per member, based on ten members).
  • A full annual membership allows your club to borrow up to 12 kits per year, for a cost of $200 (around $20 per member).

So there has never been a better time to start a book club or give your old club some new life!

Click here for more information, have a look at our FAQs, contact the library, or download a Membership Form here.


turtle craftCreate amazing sea creatures using paper, cellophane, tissue paper, cardboard and other recycled materials!

When: 10.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 24 January FULLY BOOKED

12noon - 1.30pm Wednesday 24 January

Who: Ages 6 - 10 years

Cost: FREE ~ All equipment supplied


 Bookings for Session 2: 

Shield Transparent ColourKiama Library invites all local young people to get ready for the Summer Reading Club! The theme for 2018 is 'Game On!'

This year, the Summer Reading Club is all about getting ready to supercharge your summer as we celebrate sports, games, technology and team spirit - and of course, reading. 

By reading books between Saturday 16 December 2017 and Saturday 27 January 2018, kids aged between 3-18 years can win great summer-themed prizes! Prizes are generously donated by local businesses such as  Licked GelateriaThe Pines Kiama,  and AMF Bowling Illawarra.

It’s not just young children who can get involved! Teens aged 13-18 years can register for the 'Youth Edition' of the Summer Reading Club to win major prizes from Jamberoo Action ParkTaronga Zoo, and The Hungry Monkey cafe. Also, if teens write a short review of their favourite book you can enter an additional draw for a prize donated by The Bookshop Kiama.

Come into the library in December for more information and to pick up an entry form.

If you are aged 3 - 12 years, download your Registration Form and Reading Log here.

If you are aged 13 - 18 years, you can download an entry form here!

Return your forms to the library before the end of January to enter the competition.