Christmas may be over for another year, but that doesn’t mean we’re finished with our School Holiday Program yet!
We’ve been having a great time with lots of themed Storytime sessions and crafts, and are off to a great start with our Summer Reading Club. Grab a reading log or book review form next time you visit us and be in the running for some great prizes.
And of course, we’ve still got our regular activities happening each week. Our popular Baby Bounce and Toddler Time sessions are on every Thursday, while older children can grab a Trail from the Ask Here Desk and follow the clues throughout the Library to get a prize at the end.
Escape from the heat and come visit us in the nice cool Library! For more details, take a look at our School Holiday Program here.
Funky Fit Kids Yoga was a fun school holiday event at the Tea Tree Gully Library.
In the Community Learning Centre a group of excited children (and some excited parents) discovered the fun of jungle dancing, yoga poses, songs and games.
Children came on a journey through the jungle complete with lions, tall trees and lotus blossoms.
- Yoga fun in the school holidays
Featuring many fun yoga poses and stories, the workshop was a celebration of strength, flexibility and self-confidence.
Harmony Day, on March 21, is a celebration of cultural diversity across Australia. It is a wonderful opportunity to understand and reflect on how Australians of many backgrounds live together, and make our democratic nation and our local community better places.
‘Play, Engage, Inspire’ is the key message for Harmony Day this year and we hope that everyone will find an activity to get involved in and inspire others to do the same.
The Library is running activities to celebrate Harmony Day from 13—20 March. Express your identity by creating a unique set of hands that can be displayed in the Library from Tuesday 13 March, or join us for special Harmony Day themed Storytime sessions on Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 March from 10:15 –11am.
No bookings are required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
January 23rd will mark the start of the Year of the Dragon and here at the library we’re getting pretty excited about it. To get into the Chinese New Year spirit we’ve hung lots of lanterns and there might even be some dragons around over the next couple of weeks.
If you’re after some school holiday fun, why not come and help us celebrate the New Year with the Chinese New Year Storytime on Monday 16, Tuesday 17, and Friday 20 January from 10:15am to 11:00am. Join our Library family in a session of enchanting stories, songs, activities and rhymes. Create your own Chinese Lantern to take home.
Start the year with a roar and let your imagination run free! Join in the Design-a-Dragon Workshop and create your own colourful dragon to take home. The workshop is on Wednesday 11 January from 10:30am to 11:30am. Bookings essential. For booking details check out the School Holiday brochure.
For the adults, qualified Tai Chi instructor Brenda Hum will be providing two free Tai Chi sessions, one on Monday 23rd at 11.00am and again on Tuesday 24th at 11.00am. Bookings are essential for these as well.
Lots of little people loved the performance in the library on Tuesday by Giggly Kids. They rocked our world! We will have a copy of their CD ‘Ready Set Giggle’ in our collection soon.
For more school holiday fun, grab a brochure from the Library or our website.
The festive season is here once more and the Children’s and Youth Services Team have been busy spreading Christmas cheer to local primary school students with Christmas Storytelling workshops here in the library. At the workshops students heard some wonderful Christmas-themed stories and sang a few well-known Christmas songs. They also joined in fun activities, such as tracing their hands onto green paper to add leaves to our giant Christmas tree (it’s a handsome affair) and making a shooting star ornament to take home.
Celebrate the Festive Season with the Giggly Kids Christmas Live show at the Tea Tree Gully Library. Enjoy your favourite Christmas songs such as ‘Silver Bells’ and ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth’ as well as Giggly Kids originals for you to sing and dance along to on Tuesday 20 December at 10.30 am. Suitable for primary and pre-school aged children. It’s free but bookings are essential so call the Library on 8397 7333. Ho ho ho
…which means that it is time for the School Holiday brochure and all the wonderful activities and events that it contains.
You can collect a copy of the brochure here at the Library or from the Golden Grove Arts Centre and the Turramura Rec Centre or from HIVE 12-twentyfive.
You can also access an online copy on our website or on your smart-phone by scanning this QR-code:
Get ahead of the rush - book your places in the events soon!
There’s so much on offer for children and youth in the City of Tea Tree Gully these holidays – we hope to see you there!
Children’s favourites The Wiggles are teaming up with The Australian Library and Information Association to “Make Australia a Reading Nation”. Your kids may love this…….
City of Tea Tree Gully Library's Book Week 2011 display
The City of Tea Tree Gully Library celebrated Book Week last week, 20th-26th August!
What is Book Week? Founded by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 1945, Book Week is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation.
Book Week is the longest running children’s festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010.
Each year, schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend Book Week celebrating books, especially those by Australian authors and illustrators.
To help celebrate Book Week this year, the City of Tea Tree Gully Library’s Children’s and Youth team presented workshops to various school groups based on this year’s theme, ‘One World, Many Stories’.
The workshops highlighted the ways in which cultural differences can be expressed and celebrated through literature.
“Big Rain Coming” by Katrina Germein, “Immi” by Karin Littlewood and “Anna Hibiscus’ Song” by Lauren Tobia Atinuke were just a few of the beautiful books read aloud to local primary school students, ranging from Reception to Year 7. Students were also delighted to view several of the books nominated for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 2011 Awards.
In addition, students actively participated in singing rhymes, making a fun craft, and taking a tour around the library.
To view the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 2011 Book of the Year shortlist, go to http://cbca.org.au/shortlist_2011.htm or take a look at the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 2011 Book of the Year Winners, http://cbca.org.au/winners2011.htm
See a ‘One World, Many Stories’ Book Week book you like? All of this year’s nominees are available at the City of Tea Tree Gully Library.