Library

The Shire has two libraries of which you may become a member free of charge if a resident of Western Australia. Library membership entitles you to borrow resources and books, free use of a computer, printer and access to the internet. Library membership enables access to online content provided by the State Library of Western Australia. Feel free to come in and start enjoying the benefits today.

Nabawa Public Library is open from 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday and is located within the Shire’s administration office 3270 Chapman Valley Road, Nabawa.

Yuna Public Library is open from 12.30pm to 3.00pm on Wednesday's (weekly) and is located at the Yuna Hall, Yuna.

Memberships can be completed at the Shires administration office, by contacting our customer service officer on 9920 5011 or email us on cso@chapmanvalley.wa.gov.au.

All new members are welcome.     

Online Library Catalogue 

Be Connected website https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/index.php?redirect=0

2020 Randolph Stow Young Writers Award

The Randolph Stow Young Writers Award aims to encourage young writers in the Midwest region.
The award recognises the international achievements of Geraldton-born writer, Randolph Stow (1935 - 2010).

The Geraldton Regional Library is excepting entries both in hard copy format via post to PO Box 101, Geraldton WA 6531 or digital format on email to library@cgg.wa.gov.au 

Entry Forms are available HERE & must accompany your entry on submission.

Randolph Stow Awards 2020

2020 MS Readathon

Embark on an epic adventure this August! The MS Readathon inspires kids to read as much as they can, all for an incredible cause. The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, in August. This year’s MS Readathon will be a magical quest, and the adventure kicks off on August 1 and wraps up on August 31. Children can register with their school (teachers, you can register your class) or individually. Best of all, by joining the quest, not only will you awaken a love of reading, you will also be helping kids who have a parent with a neurological condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). 

For further details & to register visit https://www.msreadathon.org.au/mswa 

MS Readathon Promotion Tile

Chapman Valley Oral History Interviews

Click here to listen to interviews from local residents about their experiences in the Shire and surrounds.

SLWA are providing free online access to the historical database Ancestry for all Public Library Members during COVID-19. All you need is your library ID & PIN number to access billions of records & uncover your families story. 

Better Beginnings

We now have two 'Better Beginnings, Discover Reading Back Packs' suitable for 2 - 3 year old's available for loan from the Nabawa Library.

Click links below to view what is in each pack.

English based back pack

Maths based back pack

BorrowBox

BorrowBox offers a range of downloadable e-audio books for your listening preference.  The collection include a range of fiction and non-fiction title from all genres and caters to all ages.  Apps are available for both Android and Mac devices.

Get the BorrowBox app.  Select your library and enter your library ID/Barcode and password/PIN

Borrow, download and enjoy eBooks and eAudibooks

Click here to login to BorrowBox.

Trove

Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It’s more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small.

Trove is an online service created by the National Library of Australia

Trove offers free public access to a wide range of information, including historical and contemporary materials.

Trove contains digital reproductions of newspapers, journals, books, maps, personal papers, as well as archived websites and other born-digital content. It also brings together records and digitised content from libraries, museums, galleries, universities, archives, data repositories and other research and collecting organisations around Australia.

National Library of Australia Trove link

Mental Health Awareness

One in five Australians are impacted by poor mental health.  It is a very big issue and people look to books for help.

Exisle Publishing understand the value of books to help people to a path of better mental wellness.  Visit website www.exislepublishing.com to purchase any of these books.