Online Storytime

While we can't see you in the Library for our Storytime sessions during the Stay at Home orders we will be sharing regular Online Storytime videos on our Facebook page.

Join Children and Youth Librarian Emma and Library Assistant Renee for old and new family favourites.

New videos added to Facebook every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 


SCHOOL HOLIDAY EVENTS

Life in lockdown will not stop us from sharing some fun during the upcoming school holiday break.

Take part in our Wollondilly Lego® Legends Competition by yourself or with one or more family members for your chance to win!

Be inspired by our flower-pressing and origami demonstrations and craft along with us!


Wollondilly LEGO® Legends Competition

Show us your creativity, originality and skill and compete to become a Wollondilly LEGO® Legend!

Use your imagination to create something special! No limits - build anything you want to!

Open to all ages, there are three age categories you can enter:

  • 5-7 Years
  • 8-12 Years
  • Open (13 Years and up, or duo/group entries).

What you can win!

Winning entry in each category receives a gift card to the value of $50 each.

Two Runners-Up in each category receive a gift card to the value of $25 each.

Winners will be notified by Wednesday 13 October 2021.

 

How to Enter:

Submit your entry form with up to 3 photos or a short video showing your creation (maximum file size 25MB) to library@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Only one entry per person/group.
  • Submissions must be received by 5pm, Monday 4 October 2021.
  • Entries will be judged anonymously based on creativity, originality and effort.
  • Competition open only to residents of the Wollondilly LGA.
  • No LEGO® at home? Feel free to use any blocks or construction materials to make your creation.

 


Flower-Pressing Craft

Library Assistant Renee has discovered a new hobby in lockdown that is cheap, fun for all ages and perfect to try during the Spring School Holidays.

Enjoy the Spring weather outside and start collecting a variety of flowers and leaves to join us in this Flower-Pressing craft.

Watch our short video to discover Renee's flower-pressing process and have a look at some of her creations!

 


Origami

Origami is the art of paper-folding. Its name derives from Japanese words ori (folding) and kami (paper). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a coloured or patterned side) into a sculpture without cutting, gluing, taping or even marking it. 

Instead of buying special square origami paper, we are going to be demonstrating several origami creations that you can make using ordinary white or coloured A4 paper.

Instructions with video will be shared during the second week of the school holidays. Stay tuned!

 


More School Holiday Fun

The State Library of NSW is also running a suite of free online school holiday activities, from an introduction to costume design, creating your own mini-book, to poetry writing and a recycling craft challenge. Click here for more information. 

'Click and Collect' is available at Picton from Monday 20th September 2021. Place your reservations now! Click here for more information.

Our Landscape Painting at Home with Olivia event on Thursday 23rd September 2021 is open for all ages. Click here for more information.

 


National Science Week 2021

Join in the fun even while in lockdown with our online Science Week activities
 
From Monday 16th August, our team will be sharing simple science experiments for you to do at home with ingredients commonly found in your kitchens.
 
 
For further ideas, check out https://www.scienceweek.net.au/diy-science/ 

 
Wollondilly Science Tunnel - Digital Escape Room
 
 
Can you navigate the Secret Science Tunnel, and prove your mastery of the sciences?
 
Puzzles for all ages. However primary-school aged children may need a little help from mum and dad.
 
Earn the right to your very own Certificate, proof of your valiant efforts!
 
 
 
 

 
New Science E-Resource
 
 
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Log in with your Library Card Number. Just click the image above.
 
Access full issues of the popular National Geographic Kids magazine, as well as videos, pictures and hundreds of e-books published by National Geographic Kids.
 
Click here to be taken to a video with further information about this resource and how to use it.