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May
13

The Nappy Collective

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If you haven’t heard of “the Nappy Collective” the idea is pretty simple – they collect your leftover unused disposable nappies and redistribute them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.

Collections run for two weeks in MAY & October.

How it works:

Too many nappies?

Do you have leftover unused disposable nappies lying around? Drop them off at your nearest designated collection points whilst the collective is on (the collection point in Coffs Harbour is Baby Bella, located at Northside Shopping Centre on Park Beach Road.

Pass them On

At the end of the two week collective the nappies are sorted, packed and swiftly distributed to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.

Make a difference

Nappies are a basic healthcare need and lack of sufficient nappies can lead to an array of problems for disadvantaged families. So when you donate your spare nappies, you help these families to focus more of their time and energy on getting their lives back on track.

Some facts about the Nappy Collective:

  • 64 cities
  • 410 collection points
  • 2208082 nappies collected

And just look at the beneficiaries, there are roughly 30 different groups and organisations the nappies are distributed to!

Drop your nappies off at Baby Bella Coffs Harbour, now located at Northside Shopping Centre, 81 Park Beach Rd.

You have until this Friday 18th May at 5pm.

 

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Jan
31

Active Kids Coffs Harbour

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The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program.

From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.

The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

To use the voucher, give your voucher details to an approved Active Kids Provider.

The program runs year-round, so kids can get active at any time!

To find out more and download your voucher, click here.

To to a search on what local providors are participating, click here.

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The awesome activities, programs and resources for kids and parents/families at the library aren’t just fun, they’re important for education.

So when we heard the news that exciting plans for a new central library for Coffs Harbour are underway, we jumped for joy! The new library is proposed to be part of new cultural and civic building on Gordon Street (opposite Service NSW and the NRMA). The building will be the centre of a new community and cultural space in the heart of our city.

Among other facilities, it is proposed to include:

  • a new state-of-the-art Central Library and Regional Gallery with kids’ and youth areas, digital workshops and maker-spaces to get crafty in!

Visitors to the new building will be able to shop, eat out and enjoy a cultural experience – all in one visit because the new building will be just two minutes’ walk from City Square, with nearby parking and close to public transport.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to give feedback on the architectural concepts for the new facility when they become available soon – register for information and updates online. 

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Sep
02

Tumblebooks!

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The Coffs Harbour Libraries was one of the reasons all those years ago that I started the Coffs for Kids website. I wanted to share events and activities that were on for kids in the Coffs area such as the weekly story time, school holidays activities and the 10 Minutes a Day program.

BUT the library is much more than that! Over the next few months I will be working with the library to share with you some of the fantastic resources and support for kids and parents the library has to offer, which you may not know about – we don’t want to keep the secret to ourselves….!

Do any of these sounds familiar?

You’ve been hit with this terrible flu that seems to be hitting the whole of Coffs Harbour, but we all know Mummy can’t really spend the day in bed especially if you have little ones not in school. How to occupy the kids without leaving them in front of the TV all day?

You do a little bit of work or study from home and need to do something done urgently but your toddler or pre-schooler needs to be entertained.

OR you’ve got sick school kids at home, how do you keep them quiet and happy and occupied without resorting to them playing Minecraft or watching TV all day?

Well now parents have a new secret weapon – TUMBLEBOOKS!

Tumblebooks is one of many great resources at Coffs Harbour Libraries AND you don’t even have to leave the house!  Tumblebooks is online and is an exciting, interactive way to introduce children to new stories and adventures in learning.  With nearly 1,000 titles the Tumblebooks collection includes books, games, quizzes, videos and language learning for kids aged 2 – 10. All you need is an internet connection and you can access Tumblebooks across multiple devices.

Key features include:-

  • Read along books so children can listen to the story and follow along with the text on the screen – there’s even the option to change the colours of the text and the background – endless fun!
  • E-books for early readers to advanced readers, with a great collection of classics.
  • Graphic Novels
  • Puzzles and Games – listen watch & read, and then try the puzzles and games based on the stories.
  • A fantastic collection of National Geographic Videos to inspire wonder in any little one.
  • Save your favourite stories to a ‘playlist’

Members of the libraries can access the exciting Tumblebooks collection online at any time.

If you’re not already a member, call in and join so you don’t miss out on all of the great resources, information, entertainment and events on offer! More information available online and like the library on Facebook.

“TumbleBooks is such a good way to support the love of reading in my children. The children have the opportunity to choose what they want to see, whether it is an old favourite or new read, they enjoy the freedom of choice.” Parent of a Tumblebook Kid

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