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Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Why not visit the library? We have many free activities scheduled. Don't forget, Muswellbrook and Denman branch have free wifi, board games, air hockey and video games available throughout the school holidays...all you need is to be a member!

Hop into Denman Library for our Easter Hat Parade

Wednesday, 12th April from 3:00pm
The Easter Bunny is hopping by at Denman Library, come along and listen-in and join-in for the great activities. Prizes for best Easter hats!! Bookings essential, please call us on 02 6543-1913 or 02 6547 2208.

Fairy Poppilina @ Muswellbrook Library
Thursday, 13th April from 5:00pm
Come join us & Fairy Poppilina, the storytelling fairy who flies into many places to put a smile on little people's faces. Fairy Poppilina will touchdown in Muswellbrook Library brimming with stories of love, imaginative activities, lots of fairy fun and joy! Bookings are essential, please contact us on 02 6543 1913.

Author talk with Michelle Morgan @ Muswellbrook Library
Wednesday, 19th April from 11:00am
Come and join us as Michelle will talking about her new novel 'Flying through clouds'. Suitable for ages 12+. Contact us on 02 6543 1913 to book.
'It’s not easy being a teenage boy growing up in the tough neighbourhood of Glebe in the 1930s. It’s even harder when your dream is to become an aviator, your parents are dead against it, and your girlfriend’s father is the School Principal. But Joe has even bigger challenges he must face and obstacles to overcome if he wants to achieve his dream. He has a plan and won’t let anyone stand in his way.'

The Upper Hunter Shire Libraries have some great events throughout the month of March.

Scone Library

Community Book Buying Day

When: Wednesday, 15th march from 11am-12noon
Where: Scone Library
The Upper Hunter Library Network invites residents of the Upper Hunter region to attend the next book selection day.  Please come along and help your library staff put a wish list together that includes adult, teen and junior fiction and non-fiction books which we will try to purchase and add to your library collection. Items selected will be allocated throughout the Upper Hunter Library Network branches including Aberdeen, Cassilis, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook and Scone.

Merriwa Library

RECYCLE & REUSE  -  Come in to the Merriwa Library and help yourself to some free books! These books have been loved by the Merriwa library but now its time to find them a new home. Community members are invited to help themselves to these books during the month of March. 10 books maximum per person.

Members of the community are invited to attend a book selection day to be held at the Muswellbrook Library.

Help us choose adult, teen and junior fiction and non-fiction books to be purchased for the library collection. Items selected will allocated throughout the Upper Hunter Library Network branches including Aberdeen, Cassilis, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook and Scone.

This event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4:00pm @ Muswellbrook Library.

If you cannot make the session but would still like to make a suggestion, please visit our stock suggestion page.

From Wednesday, 21st September you will notice slight changes to the way you receive overdue notices from us.

Here’s what you need to know...

If you are interested in changing over to eMessaging (Email and SMS), let our staff know. It’s FREE and can be a handy reminder for you.

The Upper Hunter Shire Libraries have some fun activities planned for the Spring school holidays. Contact your local branch for more details or to book your place. Bookings are essential. These branches include Aberdeen, Cassilis, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone Libraries.

We have some fun activities coming up at Muswellbrook and Denman Library these Spring School Holidays. All events are free and suitable for all school aged children and teens. Contact the Muswellbrook Library on 6543-1913 or the Denman Library on 6547-2208 to book a spot. Don't forget that both Muswellbrook and Denman branches have free wi-fi, gaming and computer access. Teens and children are welcome to come and enjoy the library throughout the school holidays, those under the age of 13 must be supervised by a parent or responsible adult.

Do you know someone over 55 who wants to get started using computers but isn't sure how? We will be running a Tech Savvy Seniors Program during September and October at the Muswellbrook Library. The September sessions are completely booked however limited places are available in October. These workshops run over two weeks and include four sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions in their group.

Topics covered include Introduction to computers, introduction to the internet, introduction to email and introduction to shopping and banking online. There will also be an optional tablet workshop after the program.

For bookings or more information please call the library on 6543-1913. All computers and training materials are provided. This is a free program funded by the NSW Government, Telstra, State Library NSW and Upper Hunter Regional Library.

The Upper Hunter Regional Library Invites you to Hop Up! Wriggle Over! to the library during book week 2016 for some fun activities. This year the theme is Australia! Story Country. The Children's Book Council of Australia bringing children and books together celebrating Children's Book Week. Come dressed as your favourite character from a book and join us for stories about Australia. Enjoy some craft activities and meet new friends.

We will be hosting four sessions and would love to see you come along. Book week titles will be available to loan following book week.

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 9:30am, 10:30am & 11:00am @ Muswellbrook Branch and 11:30am at Denman Branch.
These sessions will run for 40 minutes and include a reading of the book by Elizabeth Honey, “Hop up! Wriggle over! “Suitable for 0-5 ages. Come and play with a frolicsome family of unique Australian animals and a special visit by Bob Turner and some of his animal friends. Join in with the satisfying sounds and familiar expressions as the young ones zip, boing and bounce their way through the day. The visit by Bob Turner will immediately follow the 10:30am session and commence at around 11am.

For group bookings please RSVP on 02 6543 1913.

Book clubs are lots of fun and are a great way of meeting new people and exercising those brain muscles. Whether you are an avid reader wanting to dig your teeth into something new, want to meet new people or just feel like having a good chat, the Upper Hunter Library Network has a book club for you!

Interested in researching your family history and not sure where to get started? Library staff would love to help you get started.

Come along to one of our FREE information sessions where library staff will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

Session 1:
Where: Muswellbrook Library
When: Last Thursday of each month
Time: 2:30pm

Session 2:
Where: Denman Library
When: Last Friday of each month
Time: 3:00pm

Library members have free access to Find My Past and Ancestry, as well as other in house resources including Births, Deaths and Marriages, Police Gazettes and a vast array of convict information. We are also more than happy to assist with Indigenous family history inquiries.

Check out our Family History page for more information on resources we have available or send us your questions by using our contact form.

 

 

Did you know we run FREE weekly story time sessions here at the Library? Baby Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for older children are run regularly at the Muswellbrook, Scone, Denman, Murrurundi and Merriwa Libraries.