Toddler Tales at Augusta Library this Thursday 13th December

Every second Thursday of the month at 10.30am (excluding school holidays) join us at Augusta Library for a special storytime session aimed at children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers.

Toddler Tales includes stories, songs, rhymes, craft and morning tea. This month we have a special Christmas theme as it is our last session for 2018.
Bookings are preferred due to space restrictions and for catering purposes. Please call 08 9780 5600 to reserve your child’s place at Toddler Tales.

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!

 

 

Toddler Tales is back at Augusta Library Thursday 8th November 10.30am

Every second Thursday of the month at 10.30am (excluding school holidays) join us at Augusta Library for a special storytime session aimed at children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Toddler Tales includes stories, songs, rhymes, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are preferred due to space restrictions and for catering purposes. Please call 08 9780 5600 to reserve your child’s place at Toddler Tales.

Sensory Storytime is coming to Margaret River Library Wednesday 17th October

 

 

 

Margaret River Library is very excited to offer families in the Shire the opportunity to experience Sensorium Theatre’s Sensory Storytime, when the company visits the area in October 2018.

Sensorium Theatre’s mission is to spark the imaginations of children with disability by creating needs-tailored multi-sensory theatre and storytelling experiences. Since 2010, Sensorium has toured extensively, state-wide and nationally, delighting thousands of children. In 2015, Sensorium creatives delivered a heralded season at the Sydney Opera House and in 2018 they hit the international stage with tours to the Lincoln Centre, New York and the Artground, Singapore.

Inspired by the State Library of WA’s Better Beginnings Initiative, the program is for children aged 3-7 and focuses on putting narrative to music and connecting themes to a range of sensory experiences. Sensorium’s unique approach gives children plenty of time to absorb content and can increase understanding and enjoyment. Story being presented is “Wombat Stew” by Marcia K. Vaughan & Pamela Lofts.

Registration essential as places are limited. Priority of place to families with a child with disability. Siblings welcome.

To register go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SStorytime-MargaretRiver

When:  3:30-4:30pm, Wednesday 17 October. Where: Margaret River Library, 16 Fearn Avenue, Margaret River

Term 4 has started for regular children’s activities at your library

During school term our regular weekly sessions of Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and monthly Toddler Tales programs resume again.

Baby Rhyme Time at Margaret River Library : Mondays at 2.00pm, perfect for children under 2 years old and their caregivers to enjoy rhymes, songs, music and afternoon tea. No bookings needed, just turn up when it suits you.

Storytime at Margaret River Library: Tuesdays at 10.15 for a 10.30 start and best suited to children 2 – 5 years old and their caregivers. Each session includes stories, rhymes, songs, craft and there are no bookings required for storytime.

Toddler Tales at Margaret River Library * : Second Thursday of each month (next session Thursday 11th October), Toddler Tales is aimed at children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers. Toddler Tales incorporates rhymes, stories, songs, craft and morning tea and bookings are required, phone 9780 5602 to reserve a place.

* It is anticipated that Toddler Tales will resume at the usual venue of Augusta Library once renovations are completed in November.

We hope to see you at the library soon!

 

We hope you had a wonderful Children’s Book Week

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries are celebrating Children’s Book Week for the whole month of August! Children’s Book Week is an annual event whereby all around the country schools, libraries, bookshops, authors, illustrators and storytellers celebrate the fantastic array of children’s books that are produced in Australia.

The award winning Children’s Book of the Year  titles and shortlisted books are on display at the Margaret River Library for you view. You can find the whole list of Australia’s most influential children’s literary awards, which is divided up into 6 categories, on the Children’s Book Council of Australia website.

Author Sian Turner and illustrator Rebecca Cool will present sessions together, the first time an author and illustrator have co-presented at our libraries, for local primary school students. Sian and Rebecca will talk to us about their recently published title Can I come too, Eliza-Lou? a beautiful book full of delightful text and stunning artwork. The sessions at Margaret River library and Augusta Primary School Library on the 29th August are already booked out, with students from Margaret River Primary, Montessori Primary, St Thomas More Catholic Primary, Karridale Primary and Augusta Primary schools in addition to homeschooled families coming to listen to Sian and Rebecca talk about how they have created their recent book, published by Wild Eyed Press.

    

Author Sian Turner and illustrator Rebecca Cool are coming to our Shire libraries thanks to funding from these organisations:

             

 

Book chat club for 12 to 17 year olds this Monday 30th July at 4.30pm Margaret River Library

Book Chat is a free book club for youth aged 12- 17 years old who love to talk about what they have read. There is no set book for each month and members can enjoy free snacks whilst chatting about their favourite books. Come along to be in the draw to win a book voucher and chat to others about the books you have read recently. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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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