We are pleased to let our community know that we now offer hundreds of popular e-books through the cloudLibrary digital lending platform. Offered at no cost to library patrons, all that’s needed to get started is an active library card.
We add new titles to our digital collection regularly, and welcome suggestions from our patrons. Add a comment to this blog post if you’d like to register your suggestions with us.
For more information, including links to easy set up instructions, click here.
What is YourTutor?
It’s online, one-to-one help for students in years 3-12 with homework and study questions, a free service offered by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River libraries.
Students can get help with questions in maths, writing, English, science and more, by connecting to a network of qualified subject experts on-demand, or by uploading a written file any time for feedback within 24 hours.
The YourTutor ‘online classroom’ includes a typed chat with a live tutor, an interactive whiteboard where you can draw with the tutor, and expert assistance from a real person to help you get unstuck.
When and how?
Log in here or follow the links from amrlibraries.com and log in by using your Shire library card number, for free.
Live tutors are available Sunday – Friday, 3pm – 10pm or you can upload your writing draft 24/7 any time you like, and your file will be returned to you with helpful feedback in less than 24 hours.
Our 3D printer will be taking a small break over the next few weeks, but will be back on display on Thursday 16th March.
In the meantime, click here to enjoy a demonstration of 3D printing on a large scale – with concrete!
In 2016, Better Reading once again asked Australians from all walks of life, from all around the country, to vote for their favourite books.
The result is a list of new releases, classics, thrillers, fantasy and historical fiction novels that have been loved by many.
Click here to visit the Better Reading Top 100 Books website – you may discover a new title or author you haven’t read yet!
Local artists, photographers, film makers, writers, creative thinkers and innovators are invited to apply for two scholarships available to attend this year’s Emergence Creative Festival.
The scholarship winners will be entitled to participate in all sessions and workshops during the festival.
Those interested in applying for the scholarship need to complete an application form including a blurb of 100 words of why they want to attend, along with three work samples.
Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Monday 20 February 2017.
Click here for more information.
Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales sessions resume again this week for term one.
Baby Rhyme Time @ Margaret River Library: Mondays at 2.30pm (expect public holidays)
Baby Rhyme Time is aimed at parents and caregivers for children under 2 years old and involves sharing rhymes, music, songs and board books. Refreshments are provided after the session and no bookings are required.
Storytime @ Margaret River Library: Tuesdays at 10.30am
Storytime is great for children aged 2 – 5 years old and their caregivers. This session includes stories, rhymes, songs, music and craft. For your convenience no bookings are required, just turn up.
Toddler Tales @ Augusta Library: On the second Thursday of the month at 10.30am
The next Toddler Tales session is Thursday 9th February and is aimed at toddlers aged 18 to 36 months old and their caregivers. The session includes stories, songs, rhymes, craft and a little morning tea. Bookings are preferred as places are limited. Phone 9780 5602 to book your child’s place for Toddler Tales at Augusta Library.
We hope to see you at the library soon!
Many of our Online Resources, including our catalogue, will be offline from 1pm – 9pm on Sunday 5th February.
This scheduled interruption is to allow important maintenance work to take place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
All systems are go again from 9pm onwards on Sunday.
We are very excited to announce the launch of the Margaret River Coderdojo!
CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for children (‘Ninjas’) aged between 7 & 17. The clubs provide a fun, free and social learning environment in which to learn coding for computer programming, game creation and app development.
The club is being hosted by the Margaret River Library on Fridays during school term, with the sessions running from 4pm – 5.30pm. The first session will be held on Friday 10th February. Ninjas who are attending straight after school are welcome to come to the library from 3.30pm onwards.
Places are strictly limited, so if your child wishes to become a member of the club, click here to go to the MR Coderdojo booking page. Please ensure you read all the information carefully before booking a place.
If you need some assistance, click here to find guidelines to help with the booking process. Please note that Library staff cannot make the booking for you as each Ninja needs to be registered with Coderdojo WA.
Looking forward to meeting all our Ninjas next week!
We have a beautiful new puppet theatre in the junior area of the Margaret River Library which has already seen some fantastic puppet shows by children of all ages.
Come in and check out our great selection of puppets just waiting to be borrowed or used in our new theatre.