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 the ability to share links and files for review.
When and how?
Live tutors are available Sunday – Friday, 1pm – 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.
To celebrate National Library and Information Week, local author and Illustrator Sally Fawcett will launch her new book Through the gate on Thursday 25th May at 4pm. Please RSVP for catering purposes on 9780 5600
Library and Information Week has been organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia’s book industry and the role of libraries. The week also hopes to showcase the many varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community.
More information on Library Week can be found at https://www.alia.org.au/liw
School is back! which means that Baby Rhyme Time and Storytime resume this week.
Baby Rhyme Time at Margaret River Library: Every Monday during school term (except public) holidays at 2.00pm – Please note new time. Perfect for babies 0-2 years old and their caregivers with rhymes, songs, music and afternoon tea. Bookings are not required for this activity.
Storytime at Margaret River Library: Every Tuesday during school term at 10.30am. Aimed at children 2-5 years old and their caregivers. Storytime incorporates stories, rhymes, songs and craft. There is no need to book for storyime, just turn up.
Toddler Tales at Augusta Library: Held on the second Thursday of the month, the next session is on May 11th at 10.30am. Toddler Tales is especially designed for toddlers aged 18 to 36 months and involves stories, rhymes, songs, craft and morning tea at Augusta Library. Bookings are required, please call 9780 5602 if you are interested in coming along.
The new exhibition in the Cocoon…gallery for emerging artists is by Will Dallimore. He has chosen an ocean theme using a range of media including ink, pastel and acrylic. The exhibition will be opened by local art teacher Skye Robertson on Saturday 13th August at 1pm. The exhibition runs to the end of September. The Cocoon Gallery is situated in the foyer of the Margaret River Library. All artworks are for sale through the artist although several red dots are already firmly in place. Well done Will!
Visit the Book Cubby all holidays
Come to the Margaret River Library to make your own hot dog book at the Book Cubby. This unit travels around the state showcasing books written and illustrated by children and communities from WA and around the world. The cubby is also a mini maker space for creating your own book. Visit the Margaret River Library to either create a book to take home and keep, or make one to stay in the Book Cubby and be a part of the travelling book exhibition.
Margaret River Library : From July 4th-16th
No need for bookings, just turn up to see the Cubby
Join our 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 – Tuesday 12th July at 10.30
Phone Margaret River Library 9780 5600 for bookings
Augusta Library – Wednesday 13th July at 3.30
Please note Augusta session also includes additional craft activities
Phone Augusta Library 9780 5670 for bookings
All school holiday activities are FREE at the Shire Libraries, however bookings are essential for Lego Club and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Regular Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime and Toddler Tales sessions are in RECESS over the July school holidays. Sessions are resuming for term 3 the week starting Monday 18th July 2016.