COVID 19

Council has implemented strict protocols to ensure we comply with directions issued by government in relation to managing the COVID 19 risk. These protocols apply to our staff, our customers and visitors to our premises, and councillors alike. Some non-essential services have ceased altogether, others are still in operation but due to social distancing have added levels of complexity. Please be understanding that we will do our best to maintain services and help in what are unique and challenging circumstances.

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COVID-19 – Public Library Services

Changes to Library Opening Hours From 1 June 2020

Tenterfield Library will be opened for 2 x 2 hour sessions per day for members to renew/exchange books or access the public computers.  This allows staff to clean equipment, etc to ensure the safety of all.

Times are 10.00 am to 12 noon and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm – Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturday.  It is essential that you contact Library staff on 6736 6060 or email tenpublib@tenterfield.nsw.gov.au  to book computer time.  High risk residents wishing to use the Library can do so between 9.00 am – 10.00 am, Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Urbenville Library will reopen on Wednesday 3 June and Torrington Library will reopen Friday 5 June 2020.


Special Events at the Tenterfield Public Library

Small community groups are encouraged to enquire about what the Library can offer them in the way of resources and informal meeting spaces.

Children’s Storytime – First Wednesday of each month at 10.30 am (except school holidays)

  • For children from babies to 5 years of age
  • Sessions run for approximately 20 minutes
  • Stories and rhymes based on a different theme each month
  • Session is for adults and children together

First Tuesday Book Club

  • Held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10.00 am in the Library’s Family History area
  • Informal discussion on books chosen by the group
  • Titles chosen tend to be interesting, lighter fiction by bestselling authors

Summer Reading Club at Tenterfield Library

  • For all pre-school, primary and secondary aged children and young adults
  • Program runs from 11 December 2017 to 25 January 2017
  • Register at Tenterfield Library from the 11 December 2017
  • There are online competitions and a club that participants can join. Check out the website http:www.summerreadingclub.org.au/ for more information about this program

Tenterfield Knitters

  • Meet each Tuesday from 10am – 12 noon in the Library lounge area
  • Informal knit and natter
  • Community knitting projects

Family History Group

  • Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm in the Library’s Family History area
  • Meeting, discussion and workshops
  • Assistance with Family History queries