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Libraries' summer program has something for everyone

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Libraries' summer program has something for everyone

Participants of the first session of the Kids Summer Reading Club collect their water bottle reward.
Participants of the first session of the Kids Summer Reading Club collect their water bottle reward

9 December 2020

Summer is here and our libraries across the Shire are running a full program of great holiday activities, including the Kids Summer Reading Club, creative tech activities and bushfire recovery writing workshops.

Council’s Library Services Co-ordinator, Megan Jordan-Jones says the ever-popular Kids Summer Reading Club kicked off earlier than usual, at the start of December, but it’s never too late to join in the fun.

“The reading program is all about encouraging kids, and adults alike, to love reading,” Ms Jordan-Jones said.

“We have weekly prizes for the kids in all three age categories (0-7, 8-11 and 12-18) and a major prize – a Samsung tablet – to be won by one dedicated young reader at the end of the summer program.

“This is the first year the libraries have run an adults reading club alongside the kids challenge so we’re looking forward to seeing lots of grown-ups rise to the challenge and compete for a wonderful major prize of a dinner for two at the Merimbula Wharf Restaurant.”

Also on the Summer program are art and sustainability classes for kids and adults, with lessons in making beeswax wraps, upcycling waste items and drawing.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities for young and old include podcasting, making your own website, Electrodough – creating shapes and sculptures using conductive dough that are brought to life with light and sound – and Makey Makey invention kit activities.

Other activities for all ages include fly-tying for saltwater and freshwater fly-fishing and writing workshops with a bushfire recovery focus.

Bookings are now open and some events have a fee. Details about the program can be found on the Bega Valley Shire Library website.


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