Library News

Card craft activity for seniors

Wednesday 2nd February, 10am – 11am

craft materials

This card making session is led by local art teacher, Talliesen. She will guide participants in creating a card, or two if time permits. All materials and instructions are provided. Come along to the Margaret River Library to try something new, meet others, and maybe win a lucky door prize.

Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP to amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600. *Space can be made for support carers if necessary*

*We will have a few packs of this activity made up for support carers to take away if they are not able to attend on the day*. Contact Kerry Darnell if you have any questions about the craft session or accessibility requirements. Ph: 9780 5600

 

Summer Reading Quest

Come to the library over the holidays to be a part of the Summer Reading Quest! Start filling in your Summer Reading Log and taking on the Adventure Card challenges to win prizes. Prizes are awarded for 5 hours of reading completed in your reading log and 5 days of reading in a row.

There are also spot prizes for the first adventure cards completed and handed into the library thanks to our local sponsors Margaret River Rascals and NewsXpress Margaret River.

Well done to Leroy, Leon and Alexandra who won prizes for being the first kids to complete an adventure card as part of the Summer Reading Quest.

 

Drop by your local library to learn all about the Summer Reading Quest and our other school holiday activities such as Lego Club and a meet the author storytime.

Get your Covid-19 vaccination certificate here

Are you unsure how to access your Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate online?


The Margaret River Library is here to provide assistance with accessing your Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate through your MyGov account.

You can also print and/or laminate the certificate for free.

This opportunity is open to the whole community.

To make a booking please call 9780 5600 or email amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au

Click here for opening hours over the holiday season.

Keep the kids busy this school holidays

School holidays are here, and we have plenty of eResources to help you keep the kids entertained while giving them time to recharge the batteries for the next beach run.

Have fun with interactive adventures and coding with SwopBots and RainforestCoding,  suitable from ages 8 an up.

Busy things play and learn Comics plus children's library Funbrain fun maths and reading games for all ages Digital Collection for kids on OverDrive Bramafilm streaming movies and documentaries with your library card Kanopy Kids streaming with your library card

If want the kids to read while away, download eBooks and eAudios and Comics with CloudLibrary and ComicsPlus and Tumble Books Library.

Learn a new language with muzzy Rainforest coding Tumble books e books for e kidsSwopbots coding games and gadgets

Also, access movies, story telling and animation with Beamafilm and KanopyKids

Have your library card ready, and have fun.

Sharpen your photography skills

BeConnected is offering a series of new courses that you can do from the comfort of your home, and at your own pace.

In this handy new course, they will show you how to take better photos and do things like:

  • use photo apps to edit your photos to fix common problems like red-eye
  • transfer photos from your device to a hard drive or the cloud
  • create gifts using your treasured family photos – just in time for Christmas!

They even have a practice area where you can apply your new editing skills on your computer, laptop, and tablet.

Visit our Lifelong Learning page and browse this and other courses available.

or,

Click here to go directly to BeConnected and start learning. Please remember to select the Margaret River Public Library as your network partner.

If you are interested in face-to-face tutoring contact our Ana on abrawls@amrshire.wa.gov.au to check what is available in the new year.

Christmas and New Year Holiday Hours

Christmas image

Remember to stock up on all your reads in the lead up to the holiday season.

Margaret River Library will be closed from 12pm, Friday 24 December
Augusta Library will be closed from 4pm, Thursday 23 December

Both Libraries OPEN at 10am on Tuesday 4th January 2022

Our online resources will be available for the duration of the break, visit – amrlibraries.com to explore our range of e-books, downloadable audio-books, online courses and movie streaming services, 24/7

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff at the Augusta and Margaret River Libraries

 

 

 

Summer School holidays at your libraries

Sea creatures characters with Kylie Howarth

Discover how author Kylie Howarth creates her book illustrations and draw along as she shows you step-by-step how to draw some super sea creature characters. Then dive in and get your hands dirty as you experiment illustrating with charcoal.

This activity is best suited to children 6 years old and over. Bookings are essential as there are limited spaces.

Margaret River Library

  • Tuesday 11 January | 10.00-11.00am

Go to https://amrlibraries-kyliehowarthworkshop.eventbrite.com.au to book or call 9780 5600

Lego Club

Join our one hour long Lego Club session to take on new challenges. Best suited to children over 5 years and bookings are essential. Lego provided.

Margaret River Library

  • Wednesday 19 January | 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Go to https://amrlibrarieslegoclub19-1-22mr.eventbrite.com.au to book

  • Tuesday 25 January | 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Go to https://amrlibrarieslegoclub25-1-22mr.eventbrite.com.au to book

Augusta Library

  • Thursday 13 January | 10.30am – 11.30am

Go to https://amrlibrarieslegoclub13-1-22aug.eventbrite.com.au to book or

call 9780 5600.

The Augusta Library Lego Club also features craft activities for all ages.

Please book only one session per child to allow as many people as possible the chance to attend.

Meet author Narelle Cridland

Come to a reading of Lorry the lorikeet meets Alice Springs, written and illustrated by Narelle Cridland. Meet the real Lorry the Lorikeet, join in the craft activities and book signings will also be available.

This activity is best suited to children over 4 years old and bookings are essential as there are limited spaces.

Margaret River Library

  • Thursday 20 January | 10.30-11.30am

Go to https://amrlibraries-narellecridlandbookreading.eventbrite.com.au to book or call 9780 5600.

Summer Reading Quest

Epic Adventures Await! Complete reading adventures, fill in the reading log and enter the draw to win great prizes. Visit your local library and let the quest begin.

Thank you to our local sponsors of the Summer Reading Quest:

NewsXpress Margaret River

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 and programs resume during school term, commencing Monday 31 January.

Change to Library hours on Friday 17th December

The Library will be closing early at 12.30pm on Friday 17th December for an all Shire staff event.

Open again on Saturday 18th December at 10am. We apologies for any inconvenience. Feel free to use the after-hours chute for your returns and access to our online services is available at amrlibraries.com

Images of the water wall in the library courtyard by photographer, Bo Wong.

image of the water wall by Bo Wong

 

Image of the water wall in the library courtyard by photographer, Bo Wong.

 

 

 

 

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Margaret River Library

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