Lesmurdie Community Library is a very successful partnership between the City 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 - City of Kalamunda: Ph. (08) 9257 9976
Save the Koala Month
Today (1 September) marks the first day of Save The Koala Month, a fundraising and awareness campaign to help Australia’s cuddliest-looking icon.
Although not yet classed as an endangered species, their habitat is under threat. Koalas use trees for food but also for protection from predators and weather, so the clearing of trees for farming and housing has had an enormous impact on their survival.
With their big furry ears and striking black noses, koalas are one of Australia’s most popular animals. Despite the koala’s scientific name, Phascolarctos cinereus, meaning ash-coloured pouched bear, it is not a bear but a marsupial.
A koala’s fur and size are dependent on the area in which it lives. Koalas from the north of Australia exhibiting paler grey fur than their southern counterparts. The smallest koalas (around 5 kilograms) are found in North Queensland, while the largest (up to 10 kilograms) live in Victoria.
A typical koala will eat around 500 grams of eucalyptus leaves each. It is through licking the dew on these leaves that the koala gets moisture, as they don’t often drink water. The leaves provide very little energy so koalas conserve energy by sleeping up to 18 hours a day.
12 September 2019
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International Day of Peace
21 September 2019
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The Day’s theme for 2019 is “Climate Action for Peace.”