Bedtime Storytime – Pyjamas at the Library!

Say Hello Rhyme

Last night we had a fabulous time when over 35 children and their families came to the library for a special Classic Tales Bedtime Storytime.

Everyone wore their pyjamas and brought their teddies to share lots of stories. We read some classic tales aswell as some modern family stories.

Along the way there was lots of  dancing and singing too. Luckily, we all had enough energy left to make a magical star wand, which everyone took home.

Sharing Stories

If you were here and shared the fun, let us know what you thought and if you have any ideas for the future.

Watch out for the next school holidays for more fun events at the library!

April School Holiday program fun

A snapshot of the activities that children and young people around Tea Tree Gully participated in during April School Holidays:

  • 14 teenagers participated in the Autumn School of Rock, building on their Summer school experience.
  • Ever popular rock pet painting in the new Jublilee Community Centre
  • 30 children and carers visiting a farm at Littlehampton
  • Over 50 kids playing netball and basketball, and 70 learning circus skills at the Recreation Centres!
  • Library trails and self guided crafts very popular
  • Family painting workshop great fun!
  • Golden Grove Arts Centre hosted several shows with over 1200 attendees.

Some of the paintings from the Family Painting Workshop

Autumn School of Rock

What happened during school holidays?

Well, October school holidays have been and gone, and here’s some of the pics taken during the activities the Children’s and Youth Services team had on offer. See our mock Victorian Funeral procession, vampire themed art and craft, the staff dressed in black for the day, and Slinky Malinky Storytime.  Thanks to Hayley, Belinda and Bethany for posing with their Medieval goblets and nameplates.

New Recreation Equipment for summer!

sports-displayYou may be aware of the bats, balls, frisbees and racquets that are available for loan from the Library. We have been on a shopping spree and purchased some more recreation equipment for summer, including a range of things to play with in the pool. From noodles to dive sticks, hoola hoops and skipping ropes, there’s lots of fun and healthy (and free!) entertainment available for the whole family at the Library. Or to help you with your post-Christmas fitness kick, you could borrow a pedometer and some hand weights.

Is the Library open over Christmas?

Not on Christmas Day, as we library staff like to enjoy our turkey and pudding too!  We’ll only be closed on the public holidays, so if you are on holidays and hoping to pop in for some reading matter or DVDs, here are our closure times for the holiday period.

Wednesday December 24 – open 10am to 1pm (closing early)
Thursday  December 25 – closed
Friday December 26 – closed
Wednesday December 31 – open 10am to 5pm (closing early)
Thursday 1 January – closed
Normal opening hours apply on all other dates.

When you do visit the Library, pass by the Information Desk and check out our unique library Christmas tree (pinus bibliotecha)!

pinus bibliotecha

We wish all our borrowers a very happy and safe festive season!