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. 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

Tenterfield Shire Council is continuing to review health advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has put in place changes to meet guidelines for public safety. These guidelines have been implemented to ensure Council staff are available to meet the needs of the community throughout the crisis, with community and employee safety front of mind.

From Monday, 14 December 2020, Opening Times will be 10.00 am to 4.30 pm – Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 11.45am on Saturday.  It is essential that you contact Library staff on 6736 6060 or email 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.

Please note that Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 will still apply.


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 1 December 2020 to 22 January 2021
  • Register at Tenterfield Library from the 1 December 2020
  • There are online competitions and a club that participants can join. Check out the website 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