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Resilient Clarence resource collection launching at CVC libraries

We are celebrating the launch of the Resilient Clarence collection at Clarence Valley libraries and online in December, marking the start of the Resilient Clarence program in bushfire impacted communities in the Clarence Valley local government area.

The Resilient Clarence collection is a permanent collection, which includes a thoughtfully curated selection of physical and digital resources for adults and children covering a range of recovery, resilience and disaster preparedness topics.

The collection is designed to support children and adults to recover from and prepare for bushfires, floods and other natural hazards.

On the 3 December at 11:00 am, Grafton, Yamba, Maclean and Iluka libraries will officially launch the Resilient Clarence resource collection with a morning tea to be held simultaneously at each library.

Our mobile library will also be launching the collection with a morning tea at Nymboida on the 1 December, Glenreagh on the 8 December and Baryulgil early in the new year (TBC).

“We’re delighted to launch and share this unique and innovative collection to help reconnect communities and promote recovery and resilience together,” Regional Librarian Kathryn Breward said.

“The Resilient Clarence collection will help communities start important conversations and foster connections through reading, sharing and understanding”

A team from the Red Cross will also be present at the mobile library launches, providing information packs and resources about disaster resilience to community as well as colouring-in books and activities for the kids!

As partners of the Resilient Clarence program, the Red Cross team wants to hear your stories and learn about the ways they can support you and your community to build connection, share local knowledge, and get prepared to be more resilient in the face of future disaster events. Come and chat with Red Cross at one of the launch events to find out about their upcoming activities and how they can support your community. 

The Resilient Clarence program is fully funded by Resilience NSW, this program is a first-of-its-kind partnership between Clarence Valley Council, Red Cross, Clarence Landcare, St Vincent de Paul, Envite Environment and other bushfire recovery & environmental organisations.

Sign up for the Resilient Clarence newsletter to find out about other activities in your area or pop to your local library in December to attend a launch morning tea and check out the collection. Visit the Library website for more information.