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School Holiday Program

Join us for our spectacular school holiday activities in January 2022!

We have got something for everyone including crafts, stories, skateboarding, journaling, science experiments, illustration and so much more! Don't miss the fun, places fill quickly so reserve your place now!

Summer Reading Quest

During the summer school holidays, Western Australian Public Libraries are running an exciting new Summer Reading Quest.

The Summer Reading Quest is open to young readers of all ages and is running until Monday, 31 January 2022.

Young readers can start their quest today by picking up a:

  • Reading Log and start your adventure card (for ages 6 and up)
    A calendar-style reading log to record the number of days and time read over the holidays alongside a range of different cards inspiring children to complete fun literacy activities
  • Summer Steps Card (for ages 5 and under)
    A thirty day quest with fun literacy activities for little ones to do with family and friends.

How to participate:

  • Pick up a reading log or card from your local Library.
  • Collect rewards from the Library as you complete challenges.
  • Submit your entry by Friday, 11 February 2022.
  • Every card and log submitted goes into the draw to win amazing state-wide prizes.

No matter how you read, where you read, what you read or whether you’re big or small, you can join this awesome quest. Epic adventures await!

Evening Courtyard Family Storytime

In a series of three courtyard Storytimes, a variety of storytellers will be reading bedtime stories on a warm summers evening.

Join in the activities and storytelling for a fun relaxed evening with the whole family. Storytellers include: Alton Walley, Frané Lessac and Melville’s own Pip Mullins.

Location: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space
Ages: For families
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Evening Courtyard Family Storytime 

Science @ the Libraries

Captivating and exciting science activities in the library.

These fun experiments and challenges are informative in an enjoyable, interactive and simple way that you can replicate at home.

Location: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Bull Creek Library and Willagee Library
Ages: For 5 to 12 year olds
Cost: $5.00, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Science @ the Libraries 

Craft @ the Libraries

Get crafty these school holidays!

Let your creative juices flow with a range of artistic activities to expand your imagination.

Locations: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Bull Creek Library, Civic Square Library and Willagee Library
Ages: Variety of sessions for 5 to 12 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Craft @ the Libraries

Discover Digital Illustration

Talented children's authors and illustrators Amber Moffat and Kylie Howarth are joining us to demonstrate how to illustrate using Procreate.

Amber Moffat, author and illustrator of 'I Would Dangle the Moon'.

Location: Willagee Library
Ages: For 7 to 12 year olds
Cost: $5.00, bookings essential

Location: Bull Creek Library
Ages: For 12 to 17 year olds
Cost: $5.00, bookings essential

Kylie Howarth is the author and illustrator of 8 children's books including '1, 2, Pirate Stew'.

Location: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space and Civic Square Library
Ages: For 10 to 14 year olds
Cost: $5.00, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Discover Digital Illustration

Freestyle Lego

Is it a train, a castle or a unicorn?

Create to your hearts content with your fellow builders. All Lego is provided, BYO imagination!

Location: Civic Square Library
Ages: For 5 to 12 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Freestyle Lego 

Mindful Journaling

Local artist Evelyn Bach will demonstrate techniques to journal in a constructive way to decrease stress and increase awareness.

Location: Bull Creek Library
Ages: For 12 to 17 year olds
Cost: $5.00, bookings essential

Please note: Unfortunately the session at AH Bracks Library + Creative Space has been cancelled.

Find session times and book into Mindful Journaling

Recycle Right

We are partnering with Melville Environmental Officers to bring you fun, interactive recycling activities for kids.

Location: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Bull Creek Library and Willagee Library
Ages: For 5 to 12 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Recycle Right

Interactive Museum

We have partnered with Wireless Hill Museum to give kids a hands on preview to the museum. Interact and learn about the wonders that Wireless Hill Museum has to offer.

Location: Civic Square Library and Willagee Library
Ages: For 5 to 12 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Interactive Museum

Sensory Storytime

Put your senses to the test in a fun Storytime with a difference!

Dive into a sensory experience by considering either the sense of hearing, smell or touch.

Hearing
Location: Bull Creek Library and Willagee Library
Ages: Suitable for 2 to 5 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Smell
Location
: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Bull Creek Library and Willagee Library
Ages: Suitable for 2 to 5 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Touch
Location
: Bull Creek Library and Willagee Library
Ages: For 2 to 5 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Sensory Storytime

Skateboarding Stories

Join local legend Ben Bowring, Skateboarding WA  Director and Director of GMTA skateboards to share stories, laughs and pizza.

Be prepared to hear some gruesome stories eventful and even non-event skateboarding experiences.

Location: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space - CANCELLED
Ages: For 12 to 17 year olds
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Please note: Unfortunately this session has been cancelled.

Holiday Arts

Nurture your child's creativity and love of art.

Join artists to explore the skies, the streets and the trees these January School Holidays.

Banksias Bloom in the Libraries

Create a blossom and add it to the display when visiting one of our libraries.

All materials provided. No Bookings required, drop in and create during Library opening hours.

Dates: Monday, 10 January to Friday, 28 January 2022
Location: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Bull Creek Library, Civic Square Library and Willagee Library
Ages: All ages

Paper Houses

Join artist Sally Bower to create a miniature house, to add to a little street as part of our tiny city... then watch it grow into a metropolis.

Location: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space
Ages: Sessions for 5 to 8 year olds with their parents and 8 to 12 year olds
Cost: $5.00, bookings essential

Find session times and book into Paper Houses

Take to the Skies

Create your own kite workshop series with artist Amy Perejuan-Capone.

Location: Goolugatup Heathcote
Ages: For 8 to 12 year olds
Cost: $90.00, bookings essential

Find workshop times and book into Take to the Skies

 

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