Amazing reads and terrific trails

We’re having a short break from our School Holiday programs at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun at the Library!

If you like books, you’ll love the Summer Reading Club. The theme this year is The Amazing Read and all you have to do is read ten books, grab a reading log or book review sheet next time you’re in the Library and tell us about what you’re reading. You can enter as many times as you like for more chances to win great prizes.

Need a break from reading? Try our School Holiday Trails. Find the fake books, fill in the answers and receive a prize at the Information Desk once you’re finished.

For more information about any of these activities see our School Holiday Program.

Giggly Kids Christmas Musical Performance

Lots of little people loved the performance in the library on Tuesday by Giggly Kids. They rocked our world! We will have a copy of their CD ‘Ready Set Giggle’ in our collection soon.

For more school holiday fun, grab a brochure from the Library or our website.

Giggly Kids Christmas Musical Performance

Celebrate the Festive Season with the Giggly Kids Christmas Live show at the Tea Tree Gully Library. Enjoy your favourite Christmas songs such as ‘Silver Bells’ and ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth’ as well as Giggly Kids originals for you to sing and dance along to on Tuesday 20 December at 10.30 am. Suitable for primary and pre-school aged children. It’s free but bookings are essential so call the Library on 8397 7333. Ho ho ho

School Holidays are fast approaching…

…which means that it is time for the School Holiday brochure and all the wonderful activities and events that it contains.

You can collect a copy of the brochure here at the Library or from the Golden Grove Arts Centre and the Turramura Rec Centre or from HIVE 12-twentyfive.

You can also access an online copy on our website or on your smart-phone by scanning this QR-code:

So much to do these holidays

Get ahead of the rush - book your places in the events soon!

There’s so much on offer for children and youth in the City of Tea Tree Gully these holidays – we hope to see you there!

A Fabulous Pink Boa + ASO’s Amazing String Quartet = Holiday Magic!

Miss Lily’s Fabulous Pink Feather Boa, performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s String Quartet, was an enchanting School Holiday event at the Library this week. Margaret Wild’s classic Australian picture book was brought to life in the Library’s Relaxed Reading Area through a lively narration by the Storyteller and an emotive music score on strings. The audience joined the little Last Potoroo on a journey of friendship and fun at Miss Lily’s Boarding House. Featuring many fabulous pink feather boas and a tango-dancing crocodile, the performance was a celebration of music and storytelling.

Two violins, a viola, a cello and an enthusiastic teller of tales.

The children were thoroughly engrossed in the story.

What will she do?

Oh no! Potoroo! What are you doing?

How far will a Potoroo go for a piece of boa?

The Potoroo regrets her rash action...

Messy fun for all…

It’s the school holidays again and the theme for our Family Workshop was Fantastic Clay Menagerie. Both sessions were filled to capacity with parents, grandparents and kids all eager to have go at creating their own fantastic creatures and environments from clay and a wide assortment of craft materials.

After taking a few minutes to put their ideas on paper, participants were soon shaping clay into dinosaurs, mermaids, robots, birds, cute kittens, and much much more.

Two heads are better than one...

Planning for a two-headed dragon.

Come fly with me...

The idea becomes a reality.

Size isn't everthing.

Capturing the best side for its close-up.

A colourful creation

With a whisk of its tail, it will carry you away.

Spiders were popular

Clay pie, anyone?

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

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