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
When: Every Monday 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.
If you registered for Summer Reading Club it is time to get ready for the Summer Reading Club Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23 January at Orange City Library from 2pm – 4pm.
You’ve read under shady trees, in handmade forts, and snuggled in bed with your pet. Maybe you’ve swapped favourite books with your friends, read aloud to your granny, or used a recipe to make super-duper-choccorrific fudge cake. You’ve read the map on your family car-trip, and the prices on the gelato menu.
Now, join us at Orange City Library to party down!
…..with friends, yummy food, fun games and activities (and prizes)!
Dress up as your favourite story villain and take your mugshot in the photo booth, pin the book on the bookcase, make a bookmark, and tell us about all of your reading adventures during the holidays.
All ages are welcome, although children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Book your place online https://bit.ly/3750bkQ and be ready to party!
Free School Holiday Show: Andy Jones
Join bestselling children’s author and entertainer Andy Jones in his latest show Quizz-itch at Orange City Library on Wednesday 22 January 10am – 12 noon. Dress to impress as your favourite Hogwarts character if you like, brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge and prepare to have an amazing time. There will be quizzes, games, teasers and loads of fun! Andy Jones is the Wizard of Quiz, Master of Mirth, Magic and all things Harry Potter. Book your place online or call 6393 8132. This is a free event for ages 8+.
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.