29 July, 2022
Gilgandra Shire Library News - July 26
Reading Passport Competition finishes this week!
Congratulations to the children who have
already completed and returned their Reading
Passports. We hope you have many more reading
adventures. Our competition winds up this week -
please bring your passports in soon so we can present
you with your reward!
Last week at DFYM (Designs from your mind)
LEGO® Club, our leader, Kristina, was cold and so
asked the builders if they could build a scene
where she would be warmed. Using a mini-fig to
represent our cold librarian, the builders thought
of ingenious ways to warm her up, including
putting her in a bath in a volcano, having her run
away from snakes and putting her in a warm and
comfy swag that also caught fire!
The next challenge
was the letter of the day, ‘v’, with builders
given inspiration from our Bricktionary.
There were many creative ideas including venomous
vipers, vans, villains and vegetables. We
finished our session with free time, with many
builders discovering new three-in-one kits to build.
Some people completed builds that they have
been working on for many weeks. These complex
builds are on display in the library. Come and have
a look at them!
We love STEM at Gilgandra Shire Library!
began the term with a new focus and some new
participants. To introduce some fun technology,
coding and robotics we played with our Sphero
robots, testing them out and driving them around
the library before beginning some challenges.
First we built some brick arches to create a
We had a few practice drives before timing
ourselves driving through all four arches; it was a
lot trickier than anticipated and we learned that
sometimes we need to sacrifice speed for accuracy.
We then used the ‘draw’ feature on the Sphero
Edu app to play Pictionary; one person drew a
shape on the app then the Sphero ‘drew’ the
shape on the floor, with the others having to guess
what shape was being make. We tried the game
with shapes then letters of the alphabet; it was a
Tech Club is now open to children aged eight
years and over.
We will tinker, explore and create
using a range of technology, including robotics,
3D printing and Turing Tumbles.
The library regularly receives new books; this
week, we have received some great page-turners
for tweens and teens, including the “Spy School”
series by Stuart Gibbs. Can a normal, average kid
become a superstar secret agent? Maybe not, but
it’ll be fun watching him try!
We have also received
some great new adult thrillers, including the latest
in the enthralling Alice Vega series by Louise Luna-
“Hideout”, “Wild dogs”, a new rural thriller by
Australian Michael Trant, and the latest in the Jane
Tennison series by British crime writer Lynda La
Plante, “Unholy Murder”.
In non-fiction, we have received Tom Tilley’s memoir “Speaking in tongues”, “Rachel” by Jeff McGill and “Ten steps to Nanette” by Hannah Gadsby. We hope you enjoy whatever you are reading this week!