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Aug
28

Kids Love Cartoons? Visit the Library!

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Thanks so much to Judy from Coffs Libraries for this great article on the resources the local libraries have for kids interested in cartooning, graphic novels and drawing!

It is exciting to see the inaugural Coffs Coast Cartoon Festival being held in conjunction with the 30th Rotary Cartoon Awards.

We love supporting personal development in all forms, and cartoons are a great medium to show creativity, and develop self-expression skills. Cartoons can be a one image statement, or an elaborate Graphic Novel – and all things in between.  Many readers enjoy the journey through a graphic novel, or love to see the depictions of cartoon characters in a story. Stories such as the “Cat in a Hat”, “Garfield” and “Charlie Brown” are great cartoon character favourites. Cartoon stories and graphic novels are a great introduction to reading when a traditional novel seems a bit daunting.

You can see what is available at your local library by checking out our online catalogue: –

http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

If you are feeling inspired by the festival, and you are looking to create your own cartoons there are also books available to borrow from Coffs Harbour Libraries  to provide you with ideas, inspiration, tips and tricks.

You can call into any branch of the library & staff will help you find what you are looking for.  You can also have a look at our Catalogue Online and see what’s available.   It is easy to arrange to have books, videos or magazines transferred to the library branch closest to you for collection.

You can access the library catalaogue online at any time-here are some options to get you started: –

Cartoon Books for Kids


Graphic Novels


Cartoons & Comics


Enjoy the Coffs Coast Cartoon festival – and maybe make it last all year by creating your own personal cartoon festival with the help of book you can borrow from the library.

Call in to Harry Bailey Memorial Library (Coffs Harbour), Toormina Library or Woolgoolga Library & staff will help you find what you are looking for.

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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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Oct
15

A Flick Through Kids’ Magazines

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Love taking some time out to flick through a magazine? Youngsters love to do the same. There’s a great collection of magazines for kids to choose from at Coffs Harbour Libraries. As school begins again, what better way to introduce some extra fun and activities into your kids’ reading? A wealth of stories, an explosion of poetry, an array of articles and a selection of plays, activities, comic serials and more await young readers. Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

General Kids’ Mags

Mania
The hottest kids’ mag in Australia! MANIA is engaging, informative and educational. Discover the latest news and trends in movies, games, cartoons, music and TV. MANIA also features fun fiction, jokes, pets, comics and sport.

Double Helix
Double Helix is fascinating and fun reading for children. Double Helix magazine is designed to foster an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The magazines are easy and fun to read, whether they are already interested in science or not. Double Helix magazine also promotes critical thinking and literacy in school-aged children and teens. Each issue includes hands-on activities, recipes, experiments, comics, puzzles and prizes to win.

K-Zone
The “Action” Mag for kids with a great sense of adventure! It is a loved by emerging independent readers, and they just love the competitions, puzzles and stories that jump out of each edition.  It includes info about gaming & coding to interest young minds and is jam packed with superheroes. 

School Magazines (published by The Department of Education)

Countdown magazine, a literary treasure trove for children reading at an 7- to 9-year old level. All features are magnificently illustrated with artwork by some of Australia’s leading artists or with carefully selected photographs.

Blast Off magazine for independent readers with an interest level around 9-10 years. . If reading for pleasure is a priority, then Blast Off is an ideal choice.

Orbit will capture the imagination of readers with an interest level around 10-11 years old. The comic serials which appear each month are a highlight for Orbitoids!

Touchdown is filled with a rich array of texts which appeal to readers aged around 12 years and older. Each magazine is packed with beautiful illustrations and photos, and the texts are sourced by roving correspondents.  

For more information: ask at your local branch – Coffs/Woolgoolga/Toormina

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