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Children's Library Services

Our libraries host a range of fun programs for 0-12 year old children.

 

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Summer Reading Club

The summer holidays are the perfect time to delve into new literary adventures, or relax with a book by the pool!  So why not make your reading really count, with fun online and in-library activities, and go into the draw to win tech and sporty prizes too?

The Summer Reading Club is a free, national program available through public libraries.  It is aimed at pre-schoolers, primary and secondary aged readers and runs from 1st December to 31st January.  All you need to do is register at your local branch, collect your reading log sheets and activity books, borrow some books and read away…

This year’s theme is: GAME ON. Get ready for a celebration of sports, games, technology and team spirit.  (but you can read any sort of books you like!)

For further details, visit:

http://www.summerreadingclub.org.au/program-portal/for-parents-and-carers/

 

Rock, Rhythm & Rhyme Sessions

Babies 0-2 years

A 30 minute fun-filled program held during school term that includes nursery rhymes, actions, songs, music and simple stories designed to entertain and help develop literacy skills for babies and toddlers.

Heyfield Library Monday 9.30am
Maffra Library Monday 9.30am
Rosedale Library Friday 9:30am
Stratford Library Friday 9:30am
Yarram Library Friday 9.30am
Sale Library Friday 10.30am

 

Pre-School Storytime

Toddlers 3-5 years

A 45 minute session held during school term that includes stories, songs and activities aimed at pre-school literacy and social skills development.

Stratford Library Wednesday 9:30am
Sale Library Wednesday and Thursday 10:30am
Maffra Library Thursday 11:00am
Yarram Library Thursday 11:00am
Rosedale Library Friday 10:30am
Heyfield Library Friday 10:30am

 

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1000 Books Before School

1000 Books Before School is a free program, run by the State Library of Victoria, to encourage families of young children to get into the ‘literacy habit’ by aiming to share 1000 books together before starting school. 

Sharing books with pre-school children is a fun and enriching experience for you to bond over. Plus, it stimulates language development, teaches them about the world around them and helps build their own interest in learning to read.

To participate in the 1000 Books Before School program, families simply register as members of their local library, collect their new library bag and get started.  Along the way, children complete the Reading Record sheets with stickers, and earn milestone prizes.

By investing only 5-10 minutes a day, it will make a big difference for your child.

For further details visit:

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/live-learn/1000-books-school

 

School Holiday Programs

5-12 Years

Advertised in Events, the events section of the Library Newsletter and flyers distributed in branches.

 

Child Supervision

Staff will always take due care and concern for young people in the library, however, they are unable to act as supervisors and must not be put in the position of acting parent or guardian. Our Guidelines for Supervision of Children in the Library (208KB) flyer provides further information.

 

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