There are a number of regular and special programs for all users of the Culcairn Library including:
- Premier Reading Challenge for Children
- Summer Reading Program
- Ancestry.com at the Library
- School Holiday Programs
- Simultaneous Storytime
- Library Week
- Children’s Book Week
- Author Visit
- Riverina Regional Library Book club
After School Study Club
After School Study Club at Culcairn Library runs every Tuesday (except school holiday periods) from 3.45pm to 4.45pm for primary school students. Cost is $2.00 per session, with afternoon tea provided.
Key Objectives of the program
- To assist and support students in primary school
- Provide access to a professional tutor
- Provide a quiet and safe place to study away from home distractions
- Provide modern technology and resources
- The provision of access to a range of library resources
Please contact the Culcairn Library Tel: 6029 8588 to register.
Free WiFi now available at the Culcairn Library. Download and time limits apply. See staff for access or contact Library Staff Tel: 6029 8588.
Premier's Reading Challenge
It is time for the Premier's Reading Challenge to kick off for another year. Although your school library administraters the Premier's Reading Challenge, our branch libraries hold many of the titles listed, so we can help you reach your reading target. You can search our Web OPAC at www.rrl.nsw.gov.au
for titles using the keywords Premier's Reading Challenge and the level/subject interest you need.
Some of our branch libraries have a special area dedicated to the Challenge to make selection even easier.
Seniors Week 17 - 24 March 2013
Strength of an Australian mother explored: author to visit Riverina Regional Library - Culcairn Library in March
On Tuesday 19 March 2013 at 4.00pm, author Noelene Allen will present her debut book Ellen: a woman of spirit
Join Noelene at the Culcairn Library as she explores the life of Ellen Kelly, the mother of Australia's most famous bushranger Ned Kelly. Ellen: a woman of spirit is the extraordinary true story of a woman whose life journey is told with sympathy, compassion and above all honesty. The love of Ellen's life is taken from her at an early age; she is faced with the task of bringing up her children on her own. She will do anything for her children including spending time in goal for protecting her daughter against the unwanted attention of a police officer. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
For further information contact staff at the Culcairn Library on 6029 8588 or
Outreach & Promotions Coordinator Tel: 02 69269754
Storytime is suitable for Pre-school Aged Children
Storytime is held on the first Friday of each month from 10am to 11am, except during school holidays.
Friday - 1 February 2013
Friday - 1 March 2013
Friday - 5 April 2013
Friday - 3 May 2013
Friday - 7 June 2013
Friday - 2 August 2013
Friday - 6 September 2013
Friday - 1 November 2013
Friday - 6 December 2013
Please note: Dates may change throughout the year, notification will be given to library patrons.
Ancestry.com at the Library
Explore the newly acquired Genealogy Database - Ancestry.com at the Henty Library. Ancestry Library Edition provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.
Ancestry records include convict lists, the NSW 1828 Census, English, Scottish and Welsh Census' and other records dating back before the 1800’s.
Library staff are available to assist if required when searching this database.
Save Power Kits
Residents of the Greater Hume Shire can learn how to save power and money at home by borrowing a Save Power Kit from the Henty or Culcairn Library. The Save Power Kits are part of the NSW Government Save Power program.
The kits are a new and innovative library resource which will help members of the library to understand and measure how they use power in their homes. Best of all they can be borrowed free from your local library. The borrowing period for the Save Power Kits is one week.
Contact staff at the Henty Library to make your reservation to use the Save Power Kit.
Please note all reservations incur a $1.00 charge.
Hear the Words
For people unable to read standard print with ease due to vision impairment, physical disability or a learning disability, or for those who are unable to hold a book, Riverina Regional Library is proud to provide its members with a great new service.
Riverina Regional Library has purchased Plextalk devices - digital talking book players that have been especially designed for the print disabled. The devices are now available to be borrowed from any branch of Riverina Regional Library, including the Henty Library.
Our branch libraries also have a range of audio books that you can borrow and play on the Plextalk devices.
Features of the Plextalk Device
- Supports audio books formatted in DAISY, MP3 and CD books, as well as music CDs
- Supports USB and SD cards
- Text and HTML files can be read and navigated
- Reading speed and tonal quality can be adjusted to suit your listening requirements
- Rechargeable battery or use mains power
- Voice guidance helps you through all the functions
Please contact the Henty Library if you or someone you know could benefit from this initiative.
Riverina Regional Library Book Club
The Riverina Regional Library Book Club is for Henty and Culcairn Library members who would like to lead or join a book club.
- Groups of up to ten individuals wishing to get together once a month to share their love of reading with others are invited to form a book club and nominate a group leader.
- Each group can have up to ten members with a suggested minimum of six.
- Fees: $400.00 for MEMBERSHIP PER CLUB to be paid in January 2012 and covers the group until the program concludes in November each year. For a group of 10 people this works out at only $40.00/ year for each member.
- Clubs provide their own venues.
- Ten titles will be available to each group with clubs meeting monthly from February to November.
- Our Book Club program offers a range of titles including fiction and non-fiction. Where available, one copy of the DVD based on the book is included in book club packs.
You can find RRL Book Club information here
eAudiobooks now available
Riverina Regional Library is excited to offer to its member’s access to digital books as part of the South-West Zone Digital Library. Members of RRL can browse, borrow and download a digital audiobook through the SWZDL without leaving their living room. Simply visit the RRL website, select from the list of bestselling audiobooks from Bolinda Digital and download to your mp3 compatible device. The eAudiobooks are device neutral, so no matter whether you have an iPod or any other mp3 player, you can download a title.
Kick start your career
Riverina Regional Library has announced a partnership with My Career Match to provide free online career and resume services that will help members discover their perfect career – and write a resume that gets them the job. My Career Match is easy to use and access is available from home, or any branch of the Riverina Regional Library including the Culcairn and Henty Libraries. Fifteen minutes is all it takes to complete the short online survey and based on their answers library members receive a personalised Career Report, Resume Guide and Online Resume Builder. For more information Click Here.
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Caught Reading Photo Competition
Grab your camera and take a photograph of someone CAUGHT READING. Submit the photograph online for your chance to WIN Winners from each category will receive a $50.00 Gift Card
Competition terms and conditions and entry from can be found at