Plenty on offer during holidays

June 21, 2017

Scarlet Snelling, 4, gets some lovely gold decoration ready for her Easter Bunny.

With school holidays not too far away there will be much to do at the Tatura Library during the upcoming two-week break.

A NAIDOC Week colouring competition is running for all ages until July 16.

Come into any Goulburn Valley Library during opening hours and work on your entry or feel free to take an entry home to complete and return by the due date.

All winners of this competition will be notified.

Also running throughout all the GV Libraries is the ‘‘1000 Books Before School’’ program, which is open to children aged 0-5 years.

The program aims to increase childhood reading prior to starting school and those interested can register at any GV Library where they can pick up their tote bag, reading record and stickers.

Each time a book is read to a child, a sticker is placed on their reading record.

This includes books that a child listens to at Story Time, child care or kindergarten.

When a reading milestone has been achieved, for example 100 books, they are rewarded with a small prize, a new reading record and stickers for the next 100 books.

Next month on July 13 from 2pm the Tatura Library will host a craft afternoon for children aged above seven years.

Children will get a chance to design, decorate and make their own paper spinner.

Throughout the entire school holiday break from July 3 to 17 there will be a scrunch art station for children aged above five years.

Scrunch and colour to make your own masterpiece any time during open hours.

Parents or carers need to accompany children under 10 years as this is not a supervised program.

Rhyme and Story Time will continue to run on the fourth Thursday of the month from 10.30am for ages two to six.

Sessions run for about 45 minutes; come and have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

■The Tatura Library is closed on Mondays and Sundays and is open from 10.30am to 5pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, 3pm to 6pm on Wednesdays, 1pm to 5pm on Thursdays and 10am to noon on Saturdays. The library closes for lunch between 1pm and 2.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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