Author: Jessica

A Year in Numbers – Children’s Services 2017

Children’s Services at the library covers all those events aimed at children and teens – in the jargon (young people’s services), that we do at the library or as part of our role in promoting literacy and lifelong learning. And as 2017 is over, we are looking back on a great year…and doing it by the numbers. We added CoderDojo in 2017 at Coolbellup and it’s been so popular there will be a session starting at Spearwood at some point in 2018. And we ran all of our ‘regular’ events Storytime Pram Jams school holiday programs LETS Creative Kids...

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Storytime with Jessica – Conservation

Storytime with Jessica – Conservation We talk about lots of very important things at Storytime – name recognition, colours, numbers, counting, shapes, animals, social skills, the importance of taking turns with the glue/scissors/yellow crayon. Storytime also gives us the time and space to talk about fun things like pirates and monsters, and all of the things we can do on rainy days. But, what about world things like: movember, cultures, and conservation. Well, that’s what I’m going to talk about conservation. It’s never to early to get children involved in being environmentally responsible – gardening, water-wise habits, and recycling...

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January School Holidays 2018 – Game On!

Game On! @ Cockburn Libraries these January School Holidays 9-24 January 2018 Coolbellup Pokémon Party Gotta catch ‘em all! Bring your 3DS or cards to battle and swap with other Trainers. Create fun Pokemon crafts, and dress up for our cosplay competition! Ages 7+ Tuesday 9 January at 10:30am Circus Skills Workshop Learn circus skills including: juggling, spinning plates, and more. Ages 7+ Tuesday 16 January at 10:30am Uno Challenge Do you think you’re a Uno master? Test your skills in our Uno Challenge. You must know how to play to sign up. Ages 6+ Wednesday 17 January at...

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Summer Reading Club 2017

Summer Reading Club The Summer Reading Club runs between 1 December and 31 January. Cockburn Libraries wants to encourage a love of reading year round – so get involved in this amazing club delivered both in libraries and online. The Summer Reading Club has special areas for pre-schoolers, primary aged children, and high schoolers so there is something for everyone during the summer holidays. Special activity packs are available for download from the website to help children engage with their reading using multi-literacy development. Visit the Club’s website to sign up and keep an eye on our blog for more...

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Storytime with Jessica – Merry Christmas

I am having a ball with Christmas this year…and it started in October. This is the first year that I will be holding Christmas at my house and I’ve been making fruit mincemeat from scratch, a plum pudding, Christmas cake, I made my own fruit mince pies on the weekend. I’ve wrapped my fridge in wrapping paper and strung lights all around my living area. Basically, I’ve gone Christmas OTT this year and it’s been so much fun. I’ve put together a Christmas playlist and I’m listening to it right now – did you know Bob Dylan has a...

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