Library Lines: Tuesday, 09 January 2018

School holidays are upon us, and if you’re looking for something for your children to do in those long, hot hours, look no further than the Library.

The Library has three storytelling and handicraft activities for the younger children up to seven years old on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30am.

During January, the theme is Game On! - to link in with the Summer Reading Club - an Australia-wide initiative to help children hone their reading skills over the holidays. Ask the Library staff for free activity bags for the youngsters and those with computers can sign in online and be in the running for some fabulous prizes.

Older children are catered for in the afternoons from 3.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the same Summer Reading Club theme. They also have free activity bags that can be collected from the Library. As well as the activity bags, the Library has also organised a fun find and name the icons project that takes the children all over the Library along a running track!

Storytelling and handicrafts will be held at Curlewis Library each Monday afternoon from 1.00pm until 3.00pm. Come along and enjoy!

If your New Year resolution was to join the Library and get access to free lifelong learning and reading opportunities, come along and sign up. It’s free, and takes only a minute to fill out the relevant form and be issued with a card. You can borrow immediately, perhaps trying one of these new books that have been added to stock: War Flower by Mary-Anne O’Connor, takes the reader ‘from the political upheaval of sixties Sydney to the killing fields of Vietnam … an epic story of love, war and forgiveness’; readers who like thrillers can try The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft, ‘If you were being framed for murder … how far would you go to clear your name?’.

Younger readers may enjoy this reprinting of Enid Blyton’s The Magic Watering Can and other stories, which can be found in the Junior Fiction collection.

See you soon at the Library!