December/January School Holiday Fun

A HUGE thank you to all of the children (and parents, grandparents, carers and friends) who attended our Living Book performances, Workshops, Story Times, Internet Lockin, Loud lockin, Baby Bounce and Toddler Time sessions during the December/January school holidays. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.

We would love your feedback (tell us what you enjoyed, what you didn’t and what you would like to see in future).

Congratulations to the winners of the Tea Tree Gully Library Summer Reading Challenge – Amber and Erin Tilley and Ashleigh Preiss. They won book vouchers from the online bookstore TheNile and afternoon tea with the Mayor, Miriam Smith (see photos).

Over 85 children and teenagers participated in our Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) with over 140 reading logs and 67 book reviews handed in at the library during the holidays. All participants have now been entered into the State-wide prize draw.

You may like to look at our Flickr link (right – under TTG Library Photos) to see photos of some of the fantastic creations from the workshops and we look forward to your feedback –

Planes, Trains and Automobiles          Surf Jewellery    

Treasure Chests  

Alien World 

Wet and Wild School Holiday Fun

What great fun we have had over the school holidays! Wet, wild, pirates, mermaids…

Thank you to all the children, parents and teens who have come to the library to take part in both our scheduled workshops and the self-guided crafts, trails and treasure hunts.

In case you missed out, during the first week we were “Singin’ in the Rain” at storytime sessions and created amazing underwater dioramas in our family/friend workshops.

The second week was more focused on Pirates and Mermaids. Several of our younger patrons came in dressed for the theme. Workshops in the second week were ocean mobiles for the younger children and a workshop on theatrical make-up for the older ones.

A big congratulations to our Treasure Hunt Competition winners Shikha and Jiwon. Also congratulations to Aiden and Dylan who received a prize for being the best dressed pirates to attend our Pirates and Mermaids day.

Look at our Flickr pictures to see some of the great creations and happy faces.

Christmas trees and School groups

Christmas is creeping up on us with ever-increasing speed and the main Library focus for school groups in 4th term was Christmas trees, along with a smattering of launches into outer space for the International Year of Astronomy.

Several classes from local schools and kindergartens visited the Library to hear about the history of Christmas trees, read stories and participate in the creation of our Community Christmas trees.

The aim of the Community Christmas trees was for children to create a leaf on the tree using a tracing of their hand. Each leaf was decorated and the children wrote their message for the community. Some of the messages included “Be nice”, “Be peaceful and kind”, “Enjoy Christmas everyone”, “Love, share, care and have a Merry Christmas” and many more.

Come into the Library to see the trees, or view our flickr pages (just click on the link on the lower right of this page)  to see more images of the children’s trees.