School holidays at the library

School Holiday events. Books and fun for everyone.

Stacks of free activities at the library to suit a range of ages.

Unless otherwise stated, no bookings required, just show up!


Monday 8th July - 10.30am - 11.30am

Catapults or... cannons!

Everyone likes to launch stuff in the air!

Make a catapult out of popsicle sticks and a cannon from a tube!


Popsicle stick catapult with marshmallow

Confetti launcher made from balloon and cardboard tube



Wednesday 10th July - 10.30am - 11.30am

Teddy bears takeover the library!

Bring your teddy or soft friend to the library for craft and stories on Wednesday 10th July at 10.30am.

Get crafty and make a bed for your toy, there will be lots of fun to have in the teddy bear sleepover!

Pick your teddy up the next afternoon at 3.30pm and find out what adventures they had.


Teddy bear beds made from shoe boxes


Friday 12th July - 10.30am - 11.30am

Friday Flick and craft

As part of NAIDOC week we are screening episodes of Little J and Big Cuz

"Little J, he’s five and Big Cuz, she’s nine. They’re a couple of Indigenous Australian kids living with their Nanna and Old Dog.

Little J and Big Cuz are busy with the ups and downs of playground and classroom. There’s always something surprising going on whether it’s at school, in the backyard...or beyond.

The gaps in Nanna’s ramshackle fence lead to Saltwater, Desert and Freshwater Country.

With the help of Nanna and their teacher Ms Chen, Little J and Big Cuz are finding out all about culture, community and country."

Scratch art craft will also be available.

Graphic image of characters from Little J and Big Cuz television series


You can hear a short illustrated story told in Barkindji available on the State Library of NSW website (link below).

My weekend with Pop

NAIDOC week logo - Voice, treaty, truth, 7th - 14th July 2019


Monday 15th July - 10.30am - 11.30am

Thai'riffic family storytime

This year The hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle is celebrating it's 50th birthday!

We are providing our first bilingual storytime with an English and Thai translation of the book.

This will be followed by a craft session.


Hungry caterpillar made from egg carton.


For more information on The hungry caterpillar, watch Eric Carle discuss the book on YouTube.

Watch Eric Carle


Wednesday 17th July - 10.30am - 11.30am

Makey Makey and Beebot workshop

Use Makey Makey to turn everyday objects into touch pads.

Alligator clips connect to the object, and it can be used like a keyboard.


Laptop with makey makey circuits connected


BeeBot is the perfect introduction to coding concepts.
Children learn to program the BeeBot with basic directions and programming controls.


BeeBot robots on floor mat with direction commands printed.


Friday 19th July - 10.30am - 11.30am

Sensory smorgasboard

This one may get a little messy!
Perfect for younger ones, a variety of sensory bins for little hands to play in will be set up.


Sensory bins with coloured spaghetti and balls with wording sensory play in center


Multiple dates


Tuesday 9th July and Tuesday 16th July  -  3pm - 4pm

Green screen fun

Bring some props, don't wear green and be photographed out of this world!

Create impossible photos and video to share using a Green Screen!


Four people posing in front of green screen with person filming them on a device on a tripod


Monday 15th July and Wednesday 17th July  -  3pm - 4pm

Stop motion animation

Create figures and back drops, or use ready made ones and devise a story.

Small movements of the figures and objects in the scene are photographed and combined with the use of iPad apps such as Stop motion Studio and iMotion.

Participants work as a team to create their short films.

Limited iPads available, please book to secure your place.

Bookings via Facebook events


Stop motion animation filming using hand held device and robot in frame



Library programs and events are free to attend.
Unless otherwise stated, no bookings required.

Further enquiries please contact the library


  • Monday, 08 July 2019 | 10:30 AM - Friday, 19 July 2019 | 11:30 AM


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