Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries

Summer School holidays at your libraries

Card making

Come to Margaret River Library to make cards, just before Christmas. All materials provided and best suited to children over 5 years old. 

Margaret River Library: Monday 17th December at 2.00pm. Phone 9780 5600 for bookings

 

Teddy Bears picnic storytime and library sleepover for teddies

Bring in your Teddy bears for a special Teddy Bears picnic storytime, then the teddies can have a sleepover and we will take photos of their adventures overnight in the library. Storytime is aimed at children under 6 years old however any child can bring in their teddy for the sleepover.

Margaret River Library: Picnic on Tuesday 8th January at 10.30am. Phone 9780 5600 for bookings

Teddy pick ups on Wednesday 9th January after 12 noon.

 

Lego Club!

Join our hour long Lego club session to take on new challenges with all the Lego provided. Best suited to children over 5 years and bookings are essential. Phone the library now to reserve your child’s place.

Margaret River Library session 1 : Monday 14th January at 2.00pm

Margaret River Library session 2 : Wednesday 16th January at 2.00pm

Phone Margaret River Library 9780 5600 for bookings

 Augusta Library : Wednesday 23rd January at 2.30pm Please note Augusta session also includes additional craft activities

Phone Augusta Library 9780 5670 for bookings

 

Decorate a re-useable bag workshop

All materials are supplied in this workshop aimed at children over 5 years old. Decorate a cotton bag that can be used over and over again! This bag will be perfect for library books, shopping or anything else and it will show off your awesome design.

Margaret River Library: Monday 21st January 2.30pm. Phone 9780 5600 for bookings

 

Summer Reading Club

All school holidays at both library branches, join the club to win prizes for reading! For every book read you receive a prize, just bring your log sheet back to your local library.

Register online at www.summerreadingclub.org.au and visit your local libraries to take part and get a log sheet

We hope to see you at the library soon!

 

 

2019 – Year of the Public Domain

Did you know that under previous Australian law, unpublished materials, including letters, diaries and shipping manifests,  remained in copyright in perpetuity?

This meant they were locked behind laws requiring you to seek permission from an often impossible to identify copyright owner before you could publish, adapt or even copy them.

Due to recent changes to that law, millions of items from our national collections – from Captain Cook’s carrot marmalade recipe and Henry Lawson’s letters to war posters – are now free to use.

To celebrate, Australia’s libraries and archives are declaring 2019 the Year of the Public Domain.

For more information about these changes to copyright law, click here to visit Australian Libraries Copyright Committee.

Image credit
Title: Women! help Australia’s sons win the war [picture] : buy war loan bonds
Created/Published: Sydney, John Sands, [1915-1918]
Copyright: Public Domain
From the collection of the National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135721145/view

Coding for kids

 

Swopbots and Rainforest coding are 2 online resources that teach kids how to code in a fun and entertaining way.

Access is free for library members. Have your card handy and click here to go to our Online resources for parents and children page, where you’ll find more information and handy links to the sites.

…and if they love coding, they’ll probably enjoy CoderDojo, a coding club for Ninjas aged 7-17 years, hosted at the Margaret River Library on Fridays after school. Click here for more details about how to join the Margaret River CoderDojo.

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Contact the Libraries

Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600
Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au