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Lesmurdie Community Library is a very successful partnership between the Shire of Kalamunda Library Services and Lesmurdie Senior High School. We are the first purpose-designed joint use library in Western Australia and one of the earliest of its size in Australia.

We serve a school population of around 1000 students, 80 teachers and a further 42 support staff. Our local Lesmurdie community population is over 11,000. 



Lesmurdie Senior High School Campus. 21 Reid Road, Lesmurdie, Western Australia 6076

Lesmurdie Senior High School Library: Ph. (08) 9291 1240

Lesmurdie Library - Shire of Kalamunda: Ph. (08) 9257 9976



Community Workshop Announcement

The City of Kalamunda is again looking at closing Lesmurdie School and Community Library. If our Community Library is important to you, we need your help to save it.

Do you enjoy having the convenience and benefits of accessing all City Libraries from our school? Do you want to keep this invaluable facility as a joint school and community library?

Voice your concerns about these changes at the City of Kalamunda Community Workshop on

Wednesday 22 November
Lesmurdie School and Community Library

The voice of many is needed. Your attendance will make a difference. Please support your local library.

International Games Week - 29 October-4 November 2017

It's International Games Week and we're going old school! For the whole week you can come into the library and play board games and card games, complete a jigsaw puzzle, make something with Lego, borrow books about games and more!

For some games you don't even need materials to play them, you just need yourself and some friends. Here are some links to games like this: 
7 Boardless, cardless games to play anywhere
3 Games that don't require anything
Mafia (This one does require a deck of cards though)

Fictionary (You do need pens/pencils and paper)

Let the games begin!


Talk Like A Pirate Day - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Arrrrr you ready to talk like a pirate?

September 19th has come around again, matey's, and it be time to talk like a pirate! So prepare yer voices 'n yer best pirate speak fer Tuesday, 'n 'ave some fun natters.

To read about how Talk Like a Pirate Day got started, go here.

And have some fun with this online Pirate Translator.


Children's Book Week 2017 - Escape to Everywhere

It's that time of year again... Children's Book Week! And while you may not get to dress up as your favourite book character in high school like you did in primary school, there are still things you can enjoy about Book Week.

The Display
Every year the library staff put up a display (or several) in the library to go with the theme of book week. In recent years we've had light writing, a lighthouse made of books and a giant cardboard cutout of Australia covered in book covers. Come on down to the library to check out this year's display/s.

Author Talks
This year the Year 8's can enjoy a visit from Meg Caddy, author of 'Waer', who'll be in the library on Wednesday, 16th August.

Book of the Year Awards
Each year during Book Week, the Children's Book Council of Australia "presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature". Come in to the library to have a look at the shortlisted books for this award that are on display near the front entry of the library. You may just find your next favourite book!
You can read more about the book awards here.

Free bookmarks
Need I say more? Okay, free bookmarks with pretty watercolour artwork on them, to keep the place in your book in style.


Jeans for Genes Day 2017

Jeans for Genes Day


What's it all about?

Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Each year, Australians unite by wearing their favourite jeans and outdoing each other with crazy denim outfits, and donating money or purchasing merchandise, to support genetic research.

On the first Friday in August each year workplaces, schools and streets become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. 

Every dollar raised on the day helps scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

You can wear your jeans to school on 4th August, for a small gold coin donation.

Learn more at Jeans for Genes



World Refugee Day 2017

International Refugee Day 2017


Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

There are several types of forcibly displaced persons:


A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.

Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.

Stateless Persons

Stateless persons do not have a recognized nationality and do not belong to any country.

Statelessness situations are usually caused by discrimination against certain groups. Their lack of identification — a citizenship certificate — can exclude them from access to important government services, including health care, education or employment.


Returnees are former refugees who return to their own countries or regions of origin after time in exile. Returnees need continuous support and reintegration assistance to ensure that they can rebuild their lives at home... [learn more at World Refugee Day 2017]


UN Goal: Health and Population





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