Library Lines: Tuesday, 17 July 2018

There’s still a week of school holiday programmes available at the library, with storytelling and handicrafts for children up to seven years on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30am to 11.00am.

For the older children, there is a handicraft session on the same afternoon at 3.30pm to 4.30pm. The theme this week is mask making, and there will be a small fee of three dollars to attend the sessions. Bookings are essential as there are limited spaces so ring (02) 6740 2190 to secure a place for your child.

Remember, you can borrow talking books to amuse and delight the children – and yourselves! – if you are taking a long train or plane trip for this last week -
Plenty of new books have been added to the shelves during the last week.

For children interested in coding, there are three new books, titled Writing computer code: learn the language of computers by Chris Minnick and Eva Holland, Creating digital animations: animate stories with Scratch by Derek Breen, and Digital games: create games with Scratch also by Derek Breen.

Younger children will enjoy the counting picture book One keen koala by Margaret Wild.

Intriguing reading for people who like trivia is Top 10 of everything 2018 by Paul Terry. Categories include Animals, Mechanical creations, Outer space, Sports, and Music.

There’s also I before e (except after c): old-school ways to remember stuff by Judy Parkinson and a biography Bill Gibson: pioneering bionic ear surgeon by Tina K. Allen.

The library has also added four more titles of the Australian Issues in Society series. The books are Human rights in Australia, Human rights and civil liberties, Indigenous rights, and People with disability. The books come complete with worksheets and activities and Australian websites giving further information.

See you soon at the library!