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Amherst Village Library


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Opened in September 2009 this library has been a hit with the local community; in the first 12 months the library was visited by more than 75,000 people. Amherst Village Library is housed in the Amherst Village Community Centre.

The library boasts an outdoor reading area. Come and enjoy the ambience - do some study, relax with the latest newspaper or just catch up with friends.

Amherst Village Library, Southern River WA 6110
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Amherst Village Library stocks around 26,000 items, provides access to many library resources and offers various services and programs for adults, children, and teens throughout the year.

What's on @ Amherst Village Library

The Library coordinates numerous free activities and programs throughout the year for babies and children through to adults and seniors.

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Art Nook

This cosy area at the Amherst Village Library exhibits works by local artists. Exhibited during August were art works created by students from Canning Vale College.

The Art Nook is open throughout the normal opening hours of the Amherst Village Library and entry is free. If you are an artist or craftsperson who wishes to exhibit in the Art Nook, please read more.

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Children's Area

Kids will have a great time in the children's collection.

There are all sorts of items available for loan as well as many programs your child is welcome to attend.

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This area includes free Internet and PC access for library members. Printing and photocopying  is also available for a small charge.

The E-zone also incorporates two Wii gaming consoles and lots of games to play within the library. Library members may book the Wii for an hour (conditions apply). Tournaments and contests are held throughout the year, details of the next session will be placed on the What’s on @ your library page, or you can search for it via the Events listing.

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Meeting room

A small room is available at the Knowledge Centre, Amherst Village Library  and Thornlie Library for community groups to meet, free of charge (conditions apply). If your group doesn't meet these conditions, the rooms may also be hired for a small charge. 

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Outdoor reading area

Come and relax in the new outdoor reading area at Amherst Library.amherst library outdoor reading area

Do some study, relax with the latest newspaper or just catch up with friends!

Family Rhyme Time at Amherst Village Library

Family Rhyme Time (Ages 1 - 3 years)

This program is fully booked for Term 1 2014

The Family Rhyme Time Program uses rhymes, songs and stories to foster positive communication, enjoyable interaction and fun times between parents and children. Parents register to attend the program which runs during the school term to learn the pleasure and magic of storytelling, nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs which are shared at the group sessions with their baby or toddler.

Sessions are free, but registration is essential.

Sessions run weekly during school term only.

Session details will be provided upon registration. To register, please add your details to the online form below  and a Young People’s Services staff member will call you to confirm your registration. Book now, as sessions fill quickly!

For more information about this program contact Young People's Library Services on 9251 8761.

Parents please note that under the Children and Community Services Act, children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.


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Fees: Free
Suitable for: Families, Infants, Children, 
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English Conversation Classes at Amherst Village Library

English Conversation Classes are a free English ‘chat’ class for people wanting to improve their conversation skills. Sessions are guided by a qualified staff member. Although the format mainly caters for migrants, anyone is welcome to attend.

Sessions are run fortnightly on Tuesdays, 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Contact Amherst Village Library for more information or to reserve a place.

The City's libraries have resources that may also assist you, see the links below.

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Fees: Free
Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, 
Storytime at your library

Storytime at your library

And they all lived happily every after....

Enjoy songs, stories, nursery rhymes and craft activities. These fantastic story time sessions for pre-school children are a special treat for mums, dads and grandparents as well.

Sessions are free, and run weekly on Fridays from 10.30am to 11am (except during school holidays).  No bookings necessary

For more information about this program contact Young People's Library Services.

Parents please note that under the Children and Community Services Act, children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

See the links below to discover what else the libraries offer young people. If you would like to receive information about library events and services by email, you can sign up for the e-newsletter.

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Fees: Free - no bookings necessary
Suitable for: Adults, Children, Seniors, 
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Painters' Circle at Amherst Village Library

Painters Circle at Amherst Village Library

Artists meet fortnightly to paint in the comfort of the Amherst Village Library. The aim of the group is to support and encourage others to explore their hidden talents and to share skills and knowledge. Painters Circle works have been exhibited in the Amherst Village Library's Art Nook. 

Sessions run fortnightly on Saturdays, 10am - 1pm.

Suitable for: Adults, 
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Mahjong Club at Amherst Village Library

Mahjong at Amherst Village Library

Whether you’re an experienced player, or have never played before, you’ll be welcome to join in the challenge of the Western classical style of Mah-jong.

Sessions run every Friday 12.30pm - 3.30pm. For more information contact the Amherst Village Library.

Fees: Free
Suitable for: Adults, 
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