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3 August, 2023

Gilgandra Shire Library News - july 4, 2023


After a second week of learning with the library’s gears machines kits, our builders at DFYM (Designs From Your Mind) LEGO® club, gained more experience and confidence with building with gears, levers and winches. The children created many feats of engineering, to the delight of their parents and themselves. These in- credible machines are on display in the library.

Tech Club

Our Tech Club participants have learned so much throughout the year that at last week’s session they were able to teach their sisters and friends how to code. Using Scratch Jr programming cards, as well as their own extensive knowledge, they could explain how their programs work, and teach others how to make their own animations. Tech Club is a fun after- school program, which will return in the first week of term three. The number of participants per session is limited, so bookings are essential. 

Holiday Reading Passport Competition

Brr! It’s cold outside, but it’s perfect weather for reading. These holidays we invite everyone to lose them- selves in a good book. And while you are at it, you can be rewarded for reading by entering the library’s Reading Passport competition. Pick up a passport at Gilgandra Shire Library and get reading.You will need to get a parent or carer to sign off in your passport for each ten minutes you have spent reading.

There are 12 boxes in the passport, so once you’ve completed all of them, you will have read for a total of two hours. Bring your completed passport to the library and you will receive a special reward. This competition is open to everyone under the age of 19 years. For children under the age of 6 years, time spent being read to counts too.

Holiday LEGO® Club and Engineering at the library

The holiday edition of LEGO® Club starts today, at a special holiday time, with new challenges. We will also be holding a brand new weekly holiday activity - Engineering at the Library. We will be building a crazy chain reaction, marble run or ‘Rube Goldberg’ type machine. Both of these free holiday programs are open to children aged five to 12 years, and have limited places, so bookings are essential.

Point Blank Writers’ Group

Point Blank Writers’ Group will meet next Saturday. Point Blank Writers’ Group have a writing workshop at every meeting, and we enjoy sharing stories and a love of writing. New members are always welcome. 

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