School holiday activities at your libraries

Lego Club

Join our hour long Lego club session to take on new challenges, 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

  • Tuesday 6 April | 10.00am -11.00am
  • Thursday 8 April | 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings or email amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Book illustration and drawing workshop with Gabriel Evans

Gabriel Evans is an illustrator who creates worlds with a paintbrush. He’s worked with some of the worlds most loved publishers including Penguin Australia, Hardie Grant, Walker Books Australia, Scholastic Australia, Simon & Schuster USA, Affirm Press and Berbay Publishing. Gabriel has teamed up with acclaimed Australian and USA authors and received two notable Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year nominations.

During this workshop you will explore the process of illustrating a book, creating characters, developing picture book ideas and hear Gabriel’s journey to becoming an illustrator.

Margaret River Library

  • Tuesday 13 April | 3.00pm – 4.00pm For 10 to 14 year olds

Phone 9780 5600 for bookings or email amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Augusta Library

  • Wednesday 14 April | 10.00am – 11.00am For 5 to 9 year olds

Phone 9780 5670 for bookings or email auglib@amrshire.wa.gov.au

The Golden Feather hunt begins!

Join the hunt for the Golden Feather at your local library during the school holidays. As part of the Scribblers Festival, feathers have been hidden in books across West Australian public libraries – will you be the lucky winner who finds the Golden Feather?

Thanks to Scribblers Festival, you can also pick up a RELICS: Bricks of the new world workbook while stocks last.

All school holiday activities are FREE at the Shire Libraries, however bookings are essential and children must be accompanied by an adult for each session.

Regular Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales sessions take a break over school holidays. Sessions resume during school term, commencing Monday 19 April.

 

March Book Chat Club meeting for book lovers 10 to 14 years old

If you are over 10 years old and love books, come to Book Chat at Margaret River Library this Monday 29th March at 4.15pm for recommended reads and fun book related activities.

This meeting we are dressing up as our favourite book characters!

New Book Chat Club members are always welcome.

Bookings are required, phone 9780 5602 or email rdrummond@amrshire.wa.gov.au to reserve a place

 

Important information about Junior and Young Adult memberships

We want to let all parents know about a system change that will affect our Junior and Young Adult members.

Effective immediately, all Junior and Young Adult membership types will now be able to use their library cards to access the internet on our public PCs. The library wifi is also freely available and not restricted by age.

If you would prefer your child to not be able to log themselves onto a PC session, please ensure you supervise them at the libraries.

We encourage all parents to have regular ‘internet safety’ talks with their children. Click here to find some helpful links to help with your chats. Then scroll down to the ‘Young People’ section:

Britannica Library – reliable information tailored for your age group

Britannica Library offers well-researched information you can trust, free with your library membership. And you can search according the the user’s age group, ensuring results that are suitable for all stages of learning!

Britannica offers a safe space to send school kids who are working on projects – or you can just follow your own curiosity and see where it leads you.

Have your library card handy and click here to get started 🙂

 

 

Keeping the kids entertained (while they learn new skills!)

 

Swopbots and Rainforest Coding are e-resources that teach kids how to code in a fun and entertaining way – it’s like playing a game, except you get to make the creative decisions!

To get started, have your card handy and click here to go to our ‘Online resources for parents and children’ page. Scroll down to explore the wide range of child-friendly e-resources on offer to library members.

School holiday activity : Free craft packs – Design a cup or make a badge

Come to your Shire Libraries this week for the choice of a free craft pack of either a cup or badge to make and design at home.

Both Augusta and Margaret River Libraries have packs to give away each week, check our website amrlibraries.com at the beginning of each week to find out which pack is available to collect.

Get in quick because pack numbers are limited.

Happy Holidays!

Book Chat Club is back for 2021 on Monday 25th January at 4.15pm

Book Chat Club is for book lovers who are aged 10 to 14 years old and love to talk about books!

Book Chat Club is held on the last Monday of the Month at Margaret River Library and our January meeting will be on Monday 25th January at 4.15pm.

This month we will be having a book swap, bring any books you have read and want to give away, then choose another to keep.

Please book a place by emailing Rachael rdrummond@amrshire.wa.gov.au or phoning  9780 5602.

School holiday activity : Kite craft packs available

Come to your Shire Libraries this week and grab a free kite craft pack as part of our school holiday activities program.

Both Augusta and Margaret River Libraries have packs to give away each week, check our website amrlibraries.com at the beginning of each week to find out which pack is available to collect.

Get in quick because pack numbers are limited.

Happy Holidays!

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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