Charlestown Library, walyamayi


Charlestown Library is our largest and busiest library, refurbished with a dynamic children’s area mural. It’s vibrant contemporary space aspires people to meet, acquire knowledge and share experiences.

There is a small outdoor space where you can either relax or play a game. Providing undercover parking, the library has a large meeting room with private courtyard available for hire, and an exhibition space which plays host to exhibitions that promote the visual arts within our City.

About Charlestown Library, walyamayi

The word walyamayi means “Top Camp” in Awabakal and refers to the higher elevation of the Charlestown area. walyamayi is also the cultural name given to Charlestown Library.

You can listen to the cultural name of the venue in the player below.


Dhumaan ngayin ngarrakalu kirraanan barayidin

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country.

Ngarrakalumba yuludaka bibayilin barayida baaduka

It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters.

Lake Macquarie City Council dhumaan Awabakala ngarrakal yalawaa, yalawan, yalawanan

Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Cultural information provided by Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre.


Corner Smith and Ridley streets, Charlestown 2290  View in Google Maps

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