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Programs and Events

The Library holds a range of regular programs and events for adults and children including storytimes, book clubs, movie screenings, guest speakers, school holiday programs and special events.

If you would like more information on any of our programs, activities or events please contact the Library.

Would you like to receive an email notification of upcoming special activities or events? Email your request to join our distribution list.

Regular Children's Programs

Storytime and Craft

A weekly program providing an introduction to the magic of books and reading for children ages 2-5. The cost is $1.40 per child which includes craft materials. Storytime and Craft commences at 10.30am and is held at Tomaree Library every Tuesday and at Raymond Terrace Library every Thursday (except during the month of January).

Read and Rhyme

A weekly program providing an introduction to books, music and rhymes for carers and their babies ages 0-2. This program is free of charge and is held every Wednesday at 10.30am at Tomaree Library (except during school holidays) and Raymond Terrace Library (except during the month of January).

Stories in the Street

A free Literacy program for children 0-5 years in Raymond Terrace and Medowie. We will visit your home (excluding school holidays and rainy days), read to your children, provide craft stencils, song sheets and leave a selection of books that can be exchanged each week.

For further details or to become a literacy volunteer phone Melissa on 0427 188 755 or email Melissa.

Kid's Book Chat

Tomaree Library also holds a free Monthly Kids' Book Chat on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 4.30pm. This is suitable for children aged 11 plus.

Regular Adult Programs

Author Visits, Speakers Circuit and Movie Screenings

Join library staff to celebrate the release of a new book, enjoy the tales of a guest speaker, attend a movie screening or just to have fun exploring the delights of your library. Go to Council's Event Calendar for more detailed information.

Movies @ your library

Are you a movie buff with discerning taste and an interest in thought-provoking films?  Then movies @ your library may just be what you are looking for.  Our staff handpick quality films from Kanopy for each screening.

Tomaree Library movies are screened on the third Thursday of each month commencing at 2pm. Finish time will depend on film length.

Raymond Terrace Library movies are screened every second Thursday commencing at 12.30pm.   Finish time will depend on film length.  Light refreshments will be available at Raymond Terrace Library.

If you would like notification of upcoming movies email your request to join our distribution list.

Upcoming movies

Book Discussion Groups

The library holds monthly book discussions at Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library. All discussions are held on the first Friday of each month, are free and open to all adults. Tomaree Library at 10.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Raymond Terrace at 10.30am.

Tech Savvy Seniors

Did you miss out on the recent Tech Savvy Seniors workshops?  Or would you like to expand your technical knowledge?  Due to high interest we will be running further workshops.  If you are interested contact Tomaree or Raymond Terrace Library to register your expression of interest.

Art Exhibitions

Visit the Raymond Terrace Art Space to view monthly exhibitions by talented local artists.

Current Exhibition May 2018

Interested in showcasing your work? Email the Art Space Team.

Satisfaction Survey

Port Stephens Library User Satisfaction Survey 2018 - Each year Council surveys its community to measure satisfaction with our services and facilities. We want to ensure we are continuing to provide value to our customers through our libraries and to determine where we need to improve.