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Dec
11

Summer Fun at the Library

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Get Crafty

Yes, here we are, it’s that time of year again. Time to brace yourselves and embrace the excitement! How about getting crafty this festive season with a Children’s Christmas Craft session at the library?

Felt & Beading Fun!

Coffs Harbour, Toormina & Woolgoolga Libraries

Saturday 16th December from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Head along and make your own Christmas Decorations.

All materials supplied.

 

 

Children’s Summer Reading Club

It’s always great to have as many options up your sleeve as possible for summer holiday fun and entertainment – great that the children’s Summer Reading Club (SRC) is on again!  Coffs Harbour City Library has been running this successful program for over 12 years now. The theme for this year’s SRC is “Game On: Supercharge your Summer” and the fun and friendly team at the library are encouraging all school-aged children (including those starting Kindergarten in 2018) to join in the fun.

The SRC launches in December with the Christmas Craft Workshop for children.

Children can participate by joining online or by calling in to Coffs Harbour, Toormina or Woolgoolga libraries from the beginning of December onwards.  All members will receive a kit containing summer reading ideas, a reading log and fun activities.

There is also the option of joining online at www.summerreadingclub.org.au for a range of online activities. The SRC encourages reading, learning and adventure – it’s all just for the fun of it! What else is summer about but fun?!

 

 

 

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Nov
03

Learning is Fun Online

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Thanks once again to Coffs Harbour Libraries for providing this great information about what resources kids and parents can access.

Our kids are like little sponges, soaking up new experiences and taking in new information all the time. As a parent, it’s a joy to behold. When it comes to online learning, it can also be challenging to ensure our kids take in the most quality information from trusted sources. Coffs Harbour Libraries know how important it is to have good online learning resources, and most importantly, that they are fun for kids!

The library offers you a great array of specialist Online Information Collections. Think of the collections as similar to websites. However, unlike websites which can be created by anyone, expert or not, the specialist collections are created and organised only by recognised experts.

Your library card will give you instant access at any time!

These specialist collections include two authoritative and comprehensive sources of information to support children’s learning and make it fun!

 

Britannica Digital Learning – Online Library

Britannica Library is an award-winning resource for children and adults and is easy to use.

Accessing this trusted source of information enables you and your young ones to explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics for school projects, to review concepts taught in the classroom, or to learn something new. The inbuilt research tools allow you to:-

  • Explore the animal kingdom by group, by habitat, or by name
  • Learn about countries of the world via an online World Atlas
  • Look at Videos and images about people, places, and things

World Book eBooks – Information eBooks – Perfect for School Assignments

The beauty of World Book e-books is their child-friendly layout, great illustrations and interactive features such as games, videos and audio clips.

Access to the e-books is easy to navigate.  The collection includes categories such as:

  • Animals Birds & Mammals
  • Biographies
  • Early Readers
  • History
  • Nature & Science
  • Space

Click on the cover image, and the information is on the screen instantly!

So go, grow and enjoy!

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