The spring school holidays are just around the corner.
Check out the activities happening at our libraries and register your children early. There are various exciting sessions for 4-17 year olds at all four libraries, which will provide fun and educational activities to keep your children happy during the holidays.
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Paper to Plant Papermaking||Tuesday 26 September||10am - 11.30am||10 - 16||Register|
|Warnbro Community Library||Creative Writing Workshop with Kristy Nita Brown||Tuesday 26 September||1.30pm - 2.30pm||7+||Register|
|Rockingham Library||Moorditj Koolangkas|
|Wednesday 27 September||10am - 11am||8 - 12||Register|
|Safety Bay Library||Teen Hand Sewing Journal Workshop||Wednesday 27 September||10.30am - 12.30pm||12+||Register|
|Warnbro Community Library||Ninni Ngingyaans|
|Wednesday 27 September||1pm - 2pm||4 - 7||Register|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Art Piece - Turtle||Wednesday 27 September||2pm - 4pm||5 - 12||Register|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Moorditj Koolangkas|
|Thursday 28 September||10am - 11am||8 - 12||Register|
|Safety Bay Library||Ninni Ngingyaans|
|Thursday 28 September||1pm - 2pm||4 - 7||Register|
|Warnbro Community Library||Sphero Free Play||Friday 29 September||10am - 11am||6+||Register|
|Rockingham Library||Marionette Puppets||Monday 2 October||1.30pm - 2.30pm||6+||Register|
|Warnbro Community Library||Harry Potter Quiz Night||Monday 2 October||4.45pm - 7pm||12 - 17||Register|
|Safety Bay Library||Seed Bomb Workshop||Tuesday 3 October||1.30pm - 2.30pm||6+||Register|
|Warnbro Community Library||Junk bugs with REmida||Wednesday 4 October||10am - 11.30am||6+||Register|
|Safety Bay Library||Junk bugs with REmida||Wednesday 4 October||1.30pm - 3pm||6+||Register|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Worm Farm Workshop||Thursday 5 October||10.30am - 11.30am||6+||Register|
|Rockingham Library||Crafternoon||Friday 6 October||1.30pm - 2.30pm||All ages||Register|
Reading to children from the time they are born has a positive effect on the development of language and vocabulary, as well as providing the pre-literacy skills that are essential in learning to read when a child begins school. The Rhyme Time (suitable for 0-2 years) and Toddler Time (suitable for 12 months - 2.5 years) programs are designed to encourage parents and children to enjoy the benefits of reading together.
Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories are shared in a group environment. Library staff can also assist you in finding resources to suit your needs, such as board books for babies, nursery rhyme books and parenting resources. No registration is required for this free event.
Rhyme Time (0 - 2 years)
| Location|| Days|| Time|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Monday||10.30am - 11.15am|
|Secret Harbour Community Centre||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.15am|
|Rockingham Library||Tuesday||11am - 11.45am|
|Safety Bay Library||Wednesday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Warnbro Community Library||Thursday||9.30am - 10.15am|
Toddler Time (12 months - 2.5 years)
| Location|| Days|| Time|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Monday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Safety Bay Library||Monday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Rockingham Library||Tuesday||10am - 10.45am|
|Secret Harbour Community Centre||Tuesday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Warnbro Community Library||Thursday||10.30am - 11.15am|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Saturday||10am - 10.45am|
Story Time for children aged 2-5 years is held at all four libraries. Sessions include two to three stories, songs, action rhymes and a craft activity – all related to a common theme.
Older children are welcome to join story time during the school holidays and home schooling children are welcome at any time. No registration is required for this free event.
| Location|| Days|| Time|
|Safety Bay Library||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.30am|
|Warnbro Community Library||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.30am|
|Rockingham Library||Thursday||10.30am - 11.30am|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Friday||10am - 11am|
Presented by Little Genius, this series of workshops is designed to inspire primary school-aged girls to get motivated by science, technology, engineering and maths.
This term's theme is all about chemistry. Learn about molecules, experiment with substances, explore chemical reactions and much more.
Attendance is free, but participants must be available to attend all sessions over the eight weeks.
Location: Safety Bay Library
Bookings are for an eight-week term every Monday from 24 July to Monday 11 September, at 3.30pm - 4.45pm (ages 7 - 11)
Bookings are essential and open on Monday 3 July.
The Bright Tomorrows app developed by child health experts at the Telethon Kids Institute is described as a 'one-stop shop' for tips and ideas to engage a child's brain. The app uses groundbreaking research into the early years (0-5) to create a collection of tips tailored to individual family situations.
The app includes over 1000 tips for activities designed to fit easily into everyday life organised into five core categories of skill development:
- attention and focus
- responding to emotions
- relationships and communication
- planning and routines
- taking on challenges
For more information visit Bright Tomorrows.
Join a librarian in the Pop-Up Story Zone at the Rockingham Shopping Centre (near the ANZ Bank entrance) for stories, songs and craft activities suitable for 2 - 5 years to celebrate special 2023 events. Free sessions, bookings not required.
|Father's Day||Wednesday 30 August||10am - 10.45am|
STEAM Lab fortnightly sessions are run by all branches for children aged 6+ who enjoy an exciting and collaborative environment.
Each session will be different, exploring science, technology, engineering, art or maths to challenge your creative and problem solving skills.
Come and meet friends with similar interests. Bookings are essential.
Register for STEAM Lab session