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 9.00am to 4.00pm on Wednesday's (weekly) and is located at the Nabawa Community Centre. 

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 Library or email us on library@chapmanvalley.wa.gov.au.

All new members are welcome.     

Online Library Catalogue 

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

State Library of Western Australia 

We want to welcome you to our new website

The role of the State Library is to collect, preserve and share WA stories. We do this for all Western Australians, which is why the new website is so important. WA is a big state. While the Library is easily accessible for those living in Perth, visiting us and exploring our collection in person is not always easy for those in the regions. Our website brings our collection to you, no matter where you live.

The new site focuses on sharing stories through images from our catalogue. It's easy to navigate, but if you do get lost, use the search function - it’s fantastic.

Please take some time to look around. We are still testing the new site and welcome your feedback. There is an online feedback form linked at the top of every page. If you love it – tell us. If you find there are errors – tell us. If you have ideas on how to improve the site – tell us. All feedback is appreciated.

2021 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

Big Sky Festival - Author Talk 

Bookings for this session, along with all our Big Sky sessions, can be made at the following link   https://library.cgg.wa.gov.au/big-sky-2021-tickets.aspx

Mavis Phillips (nee Walley) collection - satellite exhibition

The Perth Centre for Photography in partnership with CAN, and the State Library of WA are proud to present a unique collection of Aboriginal photographs taken by one of Australia's earliest photographers - the Mavis Phillips (nee Walley) Collection.

You can see the full exhibition at the Perth Centre for Photography (357 - 365 Murray St, Perth WA 6000) from 15 May - 31 July 2021.

Image: A group of children including Norma Phillips (middle back) standing in field of cape dandelion. Dallas Phillips is the baby being held, Around 1958, Goomalling, Mavis Phillips (nee Walley) collection, BA2666/84. Storylines Ref: NR-0005117

In Conversation with Aunty Di

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.