Children’s Book of the Year shortlist announced

The shortlist for Children’s Book of the year was recently announced virtually and we thought you might like to view this video from our favourite authors.

You can place a hold on any of these titles using our catalogue or contact the library on 9780 5600 if you need assistance.

More information on Children’s Book of the Year can be found at www.cbca.org.au

Happy reading!

 

Toddler Tales at Augusta Library this Thursday 12th March

All toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us at Toddler Tales on Thursday 12th March, 10.30am at Augusta Library and then on the second Thursday of each month during school term.

Toddler Tales is aimed at children 18 to 36 months old and involves a story, rhymes, songs, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are appreciated, phone 9780 5602 to reserve your child’s place.

Book Chat is back! A book club for those over 10 years old

If you are aged between 10 and 14 and love reading, come to the Margaret River Library this Monday 24th February at 4.30pm for Book Chat Club. There is no set book to read, instead we chat about books we have read over the last month and share our reviews.

Book Chat is at 4.30pm on the last Monday of every month during the school year, except public holidays.

Meeting dates for 2020 are:

24 February 2020
30 March
25 May
29 June
27 July
31 August
26 October
30 November

Feel free to contact Rachael on 9780 5602 for more information or speak with the friendly library staff.

Toddler Tales at Augusta library Thursday 13th February 10.30am

Toddler Tales starts again this Thursday 13th February, 10.30am at Augusta Library and continues on the second Thursday of each month during school term.

Toddler Tales is aimed at children 18 to 36 months old and involves a story, rhymes, songs, craft and morning tea.

Bookings are appreciated, phone 9780 5602 to reserve your child’s place.

 

 

For all your school projects: Britannica Library

All library members have free access to Britannica Library, which can be searched according to the user’s age group, ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.

With Britannica, students can be confident that the information is up-to-date and reliable – and teachers are happy to see Britannica used as a reference.

To use our handy link to Britannica Library, have your library card handy and click here to go to our Online resources for parents and children page.

Alternatively, you can find the same link at our Lifelong Learning page.

Baby Rhyme Time and Storytime are back for 2020

 

Now that school holidays are over, our regular children’s activities such as Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales resume.

Baby Rhyme Time: Every Monday at 2.00pm (except public and school holidays) at Margaret River Library. Baby Rhyme Time involes rhymes perfectly suited to babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age, songs, music and a cuppa for caregivers. No Bookings required, just turn up.

Storytime: Every Tuesday at 10.30am (except school holidays) at Margaret River Library. Storytime is best suited for those aged 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers and incorporates stories, rhymes, songs and craft. No need to book in for storytime.

Toddler Tales: At Augusta library on the second Thursday of each month at 10.30 (except school holidays), Toddler Tales is designed for children aged 18 to 36 months old and their caregivers. There is a story, rhymes, music, songs and craft at Toddler Tales, in addition to morning tea. Bookings are essential as places are limited, call 9780 5602 to reserve your place.

We hope to see you and your children at the library soon.

Educational entertainment @ home: Coding Games

Swopbots and Rainforest coding are 2 e-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.

Educational entertainment @ home: Busy Things!

Busy Things is a great learning resource with over 100 fun activities that teach key skills for young children.

Great for school-readiness and younger ones starting out with online learning.

Access is free for library members. Have your library card handy and click here  to start the fun!

…or click here to browse the full range of library e-resources available for our Junior community.

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Margaret River Library

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