Summer Reading Club finale

Check out the photos (see the Flickr box, left) of the Summer Reading Club Scare up a good book finale, where over 60 children and their parents celebrated the books that have been read over the school holidays. Highlights were the fantastic scary costumes worn by the kids (and staff), and the Monsters Aren’t Real puppet show by Sue Harris.  I think the Pin-the-Spider-on-the-Web game was a hit, as well as the face painting, witches brew trail and craft activities.

The top three readers from the Summer Reading Club are about to be determined, and they will be invited to a special afternoon tea with Mayor Miriam Smith, and receive their book voucher prizes from www.TheNile.com.

Well done to all participants, and thanks for joining in our party!

Tea Tree Teens LOUD lock-in these school holidays

It’s time for teenagers to take over the Library…well, for one night at least. This Thursday night (20 Jan) from 6pm to 9pm there will be music and games and run of the Library for 13-18 year olds. Choose a CD from the collection to play on the stereo, then challenge your friends to a game on Wii Sports or Playstation.

Have some laughs with Twister or Celebrity Head, check out your favourite sites or do some random net surfing. It’s up to you! To book in, give us a call (8397 7333) and have your Library card handy. I promise no one will ‘Shhhh!’ 🙂

When is the Library open over Christmas?

The staff of the City of Tea Tree Gully Library would like to wish all our patrons a very happy and safe holiday season!
Here are the complete details of our holiday opening hours.

If you need to return any items when we’re closed, the chutes on the Eastern wall of the Library next to the carpark will be open 24/7.

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.