Libraries return to live programs

21 Sep 2020

City of Newcastle Libraries live programming is back this Spring after a period of restricted offerings due to COVID-19. Our library programs will be COVIDSafe and inclusive.

Programs are restricted to 20 participants and bookings are essential as, unfortunately, we won’t have space for drop ins. If you are unwell, or someone in your household is unwell, please stay home. If you cannot make it to a program please cancel your ticket, so someone else can join in the fun.

While not everyone will be able to join in ‘live’ at the library, all our programs will have an online streaming or recorded equivalent.

Time restrictions at libraries have been removed to permit study and extended stays.

Live face to face onsite programs commence at library sites, pop-up spaces and outdoor library events across the City from 1 October. Children’s based activities such as the Paul Jennings Exhibition and Grow Story Stomp in Civic Park will be held next month.

Volunteers and library partners will return allowing support programs and local history and digitisation projects to continue.

Considered measures have been taken to ensure the libraries meet Public Health Order requirements including the preparation of spaces with additional safeguards.

Library members and visitors are encouraged to practise good hygiene, maintain social distancing and stay home if you are feeling unwell.

For more information about Newcastle Libraries services and programming, visit the Newcastle Libraries website or call 4974 5300.