Zoos are magical places for kids, where they can see animals they would only have seen in books or on TV. They’re also great places to explore through Storytime, with a lot of great stories and rhymes about the animals in the zoo! Books The Way To the Zoo John Burningham. A small girl finds a door in her bedroom… and that door leads to the zoo! She has a lot of fun bringing a different animal home with her each night, until one day she forgets to lock the door! This is a sweet story that really captures...Read More
“Hands up who’s afraid of monsters!” Lots of little hands at Storytime went up in the air. Luckily monsters are just in our imagination, and there’s nothing to be scared of! Books Are You Afraid of Monsters? by Rosemary Selkirk, illustrated by Cameron Singleton Amelie and her Nan were enjoying drinks at a café, when Amelie asks “Are you afraid of monters?” Nan is not, but she and Amelie can imagine some monsters! The illustrations in this book are wonderful- the monsters are a little bit creepy, but there’s so much to notice with naming colours and counting arms,...Read More
Wednesdays 3:30pm-4.15pm at Coolbellup Library (Excluding school holidays). Unplug ‘n’ Play is our new after school program for ages 5+, running at Coolbellup Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.15pm (Excluding school holidays). Every Wednesday, join us to play with our board games or mountain of Lego! Each activity occurs individually on a fortnightly basis. Lego – Design and build your own amazing Lego creations, then show them off in our display case! Board Games – Test your wits and have fun with our collection of classic board and card games. ...Read More
CODERDOJO IS NOW AT SPEARWOOD LIBRARY Are you a young coding n00b or a language leet? We want you at Coderdojo! Young ninjas can come along and develop their coding skills by crafting fun games and projects. Mentors will be on hand to guide and support ninjas as they test and create. CoderDojo at Cockburn Libraries focuses on creating projects in Scratch, though other programs can be used depending on ninja expertise. We will also have Edison robots available. Each Dojo session will let kids explore and create on their own terms, with the awarding of coloured ‘belts’ at...Read More
Every little kid is an artist, and it’s never too early to introduce them to some of the amazing art that has been created over the years. This was a more studious Storytime than usual, but we still had lots of fun! Books The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary GrandPre. Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little Russian boy. He studied math and history and practiced piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. One day his Aunt gives him a paint box, and the colours hiss as he swirls them together. Not content...Read More
Our Where’s Wally competition is over, and we received over sixty entries between our branches from Wally fans! Thank you to all who took part, and we’re sorry you couldn’t all win. However, we did have three lucky winners who each received a copy of Where’s Wally – The Totally Essential Travel Collection and Where’s Wally – The Search for the Lost Things. We hope they are enjoying their prizes! Yolanda (6) won the prize from Spearwood Library. Ellie (7) won the prize from Coolbellup Library Oscar (7) won the prize from Success Library. Congratulations to of our winners, and...Read More
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