September School Holidays at the Australind Library
The library was full of children, parents and grandparents during the school holidays to attend the many wonderful activities and events.
Around 50 children and their parents attended our special school holiday Gingerbread Story Time. Everyone loved the story acted out by Library staff, with a giant gingerbread man making an appearance at the end of the show to excite and scare the children. Afterwards children had the opportunity to decorate their own gingerbread man to take home.
Over 70 children attended the 2 completely booked out West Oz Wildlife sessions at the library. Children and parents had a morning of fun learning about a few of our native Australian animals from West Oz Wildlife carer Kendall. Children had the opportunity to pat the Koala and Dingo, and hold the Snakes and Lizards and take photos with all the animals.
Author Natasha Lester visits the Australind Library
A large group of people attended the author talk given by author Natasha Lester who had traveled down to Australind on Monday 10 September 2018.
Natasha kept the crowd’s attention with the story of her life lived in the many different places around the world and how she is inspired to write her books. Natasha was happy to sign the large number of her books she sold on the night.
Natasha Lester is pictured here with Australind resident Heather Crombie.
School Holiday Fun!
The Australind Library was full of fun and games during the July School Holidays with many children and their parents attending our activities and events! Ari Fisher pictured here with magician David after the funny Hey Presto Magic Show! Ashton Branchi show’s us his yummy and spectacular cupcake he created at our Cupcake Decorating morning!
School Holidays at the Harvey Library!
The school holidays have been full of fun and excitment at the Harvey Library. So far we’ve had some wonderful children’s show’s put on by local entertainers, authors and magicians! Pirate Man Michael Speranza, Childrens Entertainer and Author Andy Jones and Magician David from Hey Presto have been greatly enjoyed by children and parents during the school holidays this year!
Yarloop Library Jam Jar Crafts!
Over the last few weeks students from Yarloop Primary School have been busy recreating jars with a purpose. Jars which were once used for storing jam have now been repurposed as lolly jars, storage jars, aquarium jars and even photo jars!
For two weeks the Australind Library was home to 11 noisy baby chickens who arrived as eggs but quickly hatched in their incubator. During the holidays we had many excited children come in for fun activities and were amazed to see our new pets chirping away in their pen. With careful staff supervision children were able to hold, cuddle and pat the chickens and watch them grow from newly hatched chicks into baby chickens learning to fly. Ava Panter is pictured here holding a boy chicken after a school holiday activity. The Australind Library thanks by ‘U Can Hatch Us’ for the wonderful chicken hatching experience.
There is always something fun to do at the Harvey Public Library! From special storytimes with guest speakers, winter days spent inside playing educational games on the iPads or spending your Saturday morning building a Lego materpiece for the upcoming Lego competitions there is always something for children of all ages!
First Time Parenting
Our local first time parenting group is a big success, introducing new parents to the library and what services we offer for children and families. The program is run by the local child health nurses every 2 months for new parents and their new babies with roughly 8 – 10 new mums attending the session at the library as part of their mother’s group. For more information please contact your child health nurse after the birth of your baby. Our latest session had 8 new mums and their babies attended the session with Sugi presenting helpful information about the Better Beginnings program and library programs for young children such as Rhyme Time. After the session Joshua, Caspian, Alys, Lachlan, Vivienne, Charlie, Avah, Peyton, Savannah, Milla and Isla played happily on the mat.
Faye Bohling Authour Talk
WA author Faye Bohling gave a lively presentation about her recently launched book “The Laundry Girl” to a large crowd of listeners at the Australind Library on 6th November. Attendees were enthusiastic about chatting with the author over refreshments after the presentation, and a number of books were purchased. “The Laundry Girl” is also available for borrowing through the libraries. Faye is pictured here with Jo Jewell and Marie Waddingham