Wattle Gum Library

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.

Our Story

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

Access to:

  • 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.

Membership Agreement

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.

Loan Period

Eight Weeks for in house patrons.

Ten 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?

No Limit

Book Care

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.

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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1pm – 5pm

Other times by appointment.

Membership Period

12 months, starting immediately you join.

Feel free to visit Wattle Gum Library in person before applying for membership.

Membership Subscription

Membership options:

  1. three month subscription of $15.
  2. an annual subscription of $50.

How to Apply

  1. read and agree to our above membership agreement
  2. choose your subscription and fill in the application below.
  3. click on the paypal button of your subscription choice OR pay in cash when visiting library.

Contact

Please don’t hesitate to contact Erin with any questions at erin@sevenlittleaustralians.com

Library Catalogue

Wattle Gum Library Membership

1. Three month subscription $15

2. Annual Subscription $50

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