International Games Day 2015

IGD 2015On Saturday 21 November 2015 we held a massive gaming session as part of International Games Day at the library. This is an opportunity for  libraries to promote fun activities and raise awareness of the social and educational benefits of play, including card games, board games, and online games.

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Storytime – Father’s Day 2014

dads rockMany Australians observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. In the lead up to their special day, the library runs storytimes featuring books about Dads  and a craft the children can give to Dad on Father’s Day. This year I made a card template for the craft activity – also see below for links to other great ideas.

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Storytime – Opposites

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted!

What's Up Duck?Please see below for some suggested books, songs and rhymes for an Opposite themed storytime. There were so many books about big/small I decided it warranted its own Storytime Theme – so stay tuned! For the craft activity I created a printable Opposites Book that includes a few pasting activities and a list of opposites – feel free to use this!

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Book Week with Ripper Readers

Book Week 2012 was Saturday 18 – Friday 24 August, the theme being Champions Read. Quite appropriate in a very sports dominated culture we have in Australia!

I usually make my way through the shortlisted books and place reservations on the titles so that I can show them to my Ripper Readers. I think it’s a great way to introduce the kids (and myself!) to new authors and illustrators.

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