Library Literacy Programs Return
Family literacy events return to Orange City Library for the first school term in February 2020. Online bookings open one week in advance or call 6393 8132.
Monday 3rd February & Tuesday 4th February
When: Every Monday & Tuesday 10.15 – 10.45am during school term
Ages: 1 – 2
Each session includes rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce little ones age 1-2 years, to the fun of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and stories. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both babies and parents. There is a limit of 15 to these sessions.
Ten Minutes a Day
Monday 3rd February
When: Every Monday 10.45 – 11.15am during school term
Ages 0 – 1
Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting programme to help you to develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills and get them on the right track for reading and language development.
Tuesday 4th February, Wednesday 5th February and Thursday 6th February
Ages: 3 – 5
Storytimes at Orange City Library are lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 25 to these sessions.
Music for Little Ears
Wednesday 5th February and Friday 7th February
When: 6 weeks each school term on Wednesday and Friday, 10.00—10.20am
Ages: 2 – 5
Sessions initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. In partnership with the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 20 to these sessions.
Please book your place on online via Eventbrite.com.au. one week in advance or call the library on 6393 8132.
Christmas Maker Space (Craft)
Children: Looking to make a last minute Christmas gift for Aunt Mildred because you spent all your pocket money on chocolate frogs?
Parents: Need more time to prepare for Christmas? (or lie on the couch – we won’t tell anyone).
We are hosting a festive Maker Space in Orange City Library for children on Monday 23 December. It is a fun way to start the school holidays and get into the Christmas spirit.
There are two sessions for ages 8 – 16.
Morning 10am – 12 noon
Afternoon 1pm – 3pm
Cost $5 per child per session.
Bookings online or call 6393 8132.
Summer Reading Club is Here!
Join Summer Reading Club and keep entertained with reading fun during Summer. Register at your local library for reading activities during the school holidays, make your own zine, build the paper chain by reading books and join in the Wrap Party on Thursday 23 January at Orange City Library at 2pm. Don’t forget to book online for the Wrap Party or call 6393 8132. You can also register online for extra Summer Reading Club activities.
Megan Daley: Raising Readers
This Raising Readers session on Thursday 5 December from 5.30pm – 7pm aims to empower parents/carers and educators of babies to tweens and teens to take an active role in encouraging literacy development. It is a talk about fostering a lifelong love of reading and language and the vital role of the parent/carer and educators in this.
Award winning teacher-librarian, author and blogger Megan Daley will help you discover:
- how to raise a reader
- the importance of reading aloud
- how to build reading habits into your life
- best books for various age groups
- how to find a book to inspire a reluctant reader
- how to keep a tween reading into adolescent years
- how to tell if a book is age appropriate
Book your place via eventbrite or call 6393 8132.
New Book Clubs Start in October
Inklings, Junior Book Club, Ages 8 to 12
Are you a bookworm? Just can’t put a good story down?
Inklings – Junior Book Club
Thursday 10 October 2019
Book via eventbrite or call 6393 8132
Which is better – the book or the movie?
Ages 12 – 15
Second Wednesday of each Month
Starts Wednesday 9 October discussing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
5pm – 6pm
Snacks, drinks and activities included
Book via eventbrite or call 6393 8132