Doors closed at Moree Library – just for one day

THE Moree Community Library will be closed for maintenance next week on Wednesday, July 26 to replace the automatic entry doors.

Library co-ordinator Samantha Geatches said the door mechanisms were worn out and needed replacing.

“The new doors will create a great user-friendly entrance and make access much easier for parents and carers with prams and for those using mobile-assistance aids,” Ms Geatches said.

“It will also make exiting the library easier, especially when our customers leave with an armful of books, or children have their beautiful artworks they have completed during one of our programs,” she said.

Although the library won’t be open to the public on Tuesday, the eLibrary via  gives customers 24/7 access to renew books, download eBooks, eAudio or eMagazines.

Normally the library operates Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 9.30am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday 9.30am-5pm, Friday 9.30am-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

It is closed Sundays.Books002

Meanwhile, locals are urged to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing poetry, stories, lyrics and monologues at the Moree heats of Australian Poetry Slam on August 9.

MS Geatches encourages writers and performers of all ages to come along and participate.

“The workshop is fantastic,” she said.

“Participants get to be creative and turn their thoughts and feelings into something that is compelling.

“There are also tips on delivering work to the audience, whether you rap, speak, or sing your poems, stories, lyrics, and monologues,” she said.

“In the afternoon, participants then get to deliver their literary work to a live audience.”

Members of the public are encouraged to be part of the event that has people from the black-soil plains telling their stories, spitting their poetry, and rolling out their rhymes.

Slam Host Zohab Khan will ramp up the raucous, finger-snapping, poetry-loving audience and Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Arielle Cottingham will deliver a killer set of her award-winning spoken word before the contestants take to the stage.

“Be warned: This is not the usual audience experience,” Ms Geatches said.

“You could be chosen to judge the winning performance, sending two performing writers to the NSW State Final in Sydney on October 14.”

The winner of the Australian Poetry Slam 2017 Moree Heat will receive a $100 prize.

WHEN:           9 August 2017

                        12.30pm-3pm – Poetry Slam Workshop

                        3.30pm for 4pm start – Poetry Slam Moree Heat

WHERE:         Moree Community Library, 36 Balo St, Moree

CONTACT:    Samantha Geatches (02) 6757 3370 or email