Library Volunteer – Daisy.
Storytime, is an active and vocal session aimed at pre-schoolers who enjoy themselves with a mixture of picture book story reading, singing much loved rhymes and craft activities. Early Learning Program Volunteers assist on this program by preparing the children’s area and craft activities ready for the young people and facilitating the session. Daisy is an Early Learning Volunteer and shares her thoughts.
What do you like about volunteering at the Library?
In my role as a Storytime Volunteer I get to meet and interact with other people and especially the children, which I love.
Do you have a memorable moment you would like to share?
Every Storytime session brings pleasure to see the ‘littlies’ faces light up as they listen to stories and sing their favourite songs. I love to see that!
What has volunteering brought to your life?
I am a widow, my daughter lives in Victoria and my son and his family (two of three grandchildren and a great grandchild) live in Mount Gambier, so volunteering fills this gap in my life and provides me with a chance to meet people of all ages, not just ‘oldies’ like me!
The Library is celebrating National Volunteers Week 13th-19th May 2013. We have over 140 volunteers in the Library, across 9 different programs. To all of our volunteers we say, ‘thanks a million.’
On the final day of the July school holiday program, the kids at storytime were treated to a special appearance by some mermaids! Some of our staff donned the colourful costumes, and with some clever choreography danced to ‘The Codfish Ball.’ Check out the video on our YouTube…
As part of the library’s school holiday program, kids can meet the ‘We can fix it!’ building crew in a session of fun stories, songs, activities and rhymes! Children will be able to make a tool belt, complete with tools. You don’t need to book, but of course all kids must have an accompanying adult. These free sessions are on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the first week of the holidays at 10.15am until 11.00am. The school holiday program can be seen here.
This is Livia. Livia loves being read stories…..and now, loves to read stories all by herself!!!
Livia is 16 months old. Her favourite things are: cuddles from her pet beagle Lily and her rabbit Missy; she loves eating bananas and avocados; really enjoys bath time and her favourite stories are Monkey and me and The very hungry caterpillar.
She visits the Library every Friday with her cousins Milly, Ruby and Oliver, her Aunt Amanda and her mum Bridgette.
They all come to the Library on Fridays for Storytime and enjoy listening to stories, singing songs and making crafts.
Storytime is held @ the Library each Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Follow Livia’s progress on our Blog site to hear more about Livia and her Library experiences!!!
If you have ever had to entertain a child (or grandchild!) under five years of age, you might have been to a storytime at a Library, somewhere, sometime.
The range of activities for preschoolers is now expanding, so for babies up to two years old we have Baby Bounce & Rhyme, and for Toddlers we now have Toddler Time! Once the littlies are happy to sit for long enough to listen to a few stories, then they are ready to move up to Storytime.
Baby Bounce, Toddler Time and Storytime are not only held at the Library at the Civic Centre on Montague Road, they are now also held each week at Holden Hill, Surrey Downs and Greenwith Community Centres. And it’s all free, and a great way to socialise and improve your child’s language, movement and literacy skills.
Grab a brochure next time you are at the library for times, or visit our website.
To celebrate the launch of Toddler Time, any child aged 2-4 years who is joined as a Library member, will receive a free book, during the month of May.
Be a part of Parks Alive @your library at scenic Civic Park on Sunday 26 October.
Lots of fun activities will be happening on the day including storytime for dads, demonstrations by local recreation groups as well as hopscotch, cricket and totem tennis.
For more information visit the Library website.
Storytime @ the Library
If you come along to our very popular Storytime and Baby Bounce sessions, please note that from Monday 13 October, the Library will be changing the days for Storytime sessions and begin holding the popular Baby Bounce program twice a week.
Storytime sessions for preschoolers during the school term will be on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10:15 -11am and on Thursday from 1:15 – 2.00pm.
Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday during the school term from 10:30 -11.00am.
More information about these programs and the new times and can be found on the Library website.