Sharing Our Family’s Library Collection
Wattle Gum Library, our home library, is open for sharing with you; book lovers and homeschool families.
We have gathered over decades; quality living books, rare Australian titles, children’s fiction and picture books, retro and modern books. Something for everyone.
Many of our books are hard to source in public libraries.
Bring excellent books into your home. Enrich your children’s lives and encourage life long learning.
We hope the joy that we and our children have received over the years can be shared with your family.
We have been surrounding our children with good books for decades!
Nurturing and educating our ten children via a Literature Based Education, heavily influenced by the Charlotte Mason philosophy.
Wattle Gum Library is on a rural property in the
Clarence Valley of NSW, Australia.
We operate via in person and postal patronage.
Membership to Wattle Gum Library
- Our library of over 10 000 books
Why join a private library?
Access to books not found in the public library. Quality and out of print books.
Save on purchasing costly books yourself.
Why not use the public library?
You certainly can and should. However many families are seeking books that are no longer on their local library shelves.
NSW Libraries’ policy is to keep books published only in the last ten years, many of our books are library discards.
Can we borrow any books in your home?
You will have access to the majority of our 10 000 books.
However a few of the out of print books come with ‘stipulations.’
And there are a few of our children’s personal treasures that they wish to keep out of circulation.
Four Weeks for in house patrons.
Eight Weeks for postal patrons.
Books may be renewed if there has not been a reservation made on that item.
Is there a Limit on the Amount of Books Borrowed?
Postal Patrons Postage
You cover the postage costs both to your home and return.
Can My Children Visit Wattle Gum Library?
They are most welcome. However your children are your responsibility when on our property.
Wattle Gum Library’s Opening Hours
The third Tuesday of the month
11am – 5pm
Hosting Literature Workshops and ‘A Book & A Craft’
Books preselected and placed on hold can be delivered at homeschool events throughout the week.
Other times by appointment.
Books are to be returned in the condition on which they left.
Teach your children how to care for books. Don’t use books near liquid or food.
Keep the books out of reach of young children when not supervising them.
Many of the books are highly valuable, and replacement is costly and difficult.
Significant damage incurs a repair fee.
There is a replacement fee if a book cannot be found within two weeks of the due date.
Should a book need replacement, the replacement cost must be covered by the patron.
12 months, starting immediately you join
Feel free to visit Wattle Gum Library in person before applying for membership
- an annual subscription: $50
How to Apply
- read and agree to our above conditions
- click on the paypal button OR pay in cash when visiting library
- after visiting paypal you will be redirected to an application form
Wattle Gum Library Membership
1. Annual Subscription $50