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7 June, 2023

Gilgandra Shire Library News - May 23, 2023


Our builders were problem solvers last week at Designs From Your Mind (DFYM) LEGO® Club, working on multiple challenges. Their task began with thinking of, and building a wild animal, real or imagined. Then, they were told that their animal was ‘stuck’ and had to build how they were stuck; some children built rabbits stuck in long grass, dinosaurs wrapped in vines, penguins stuck in a cave, Komodo dragons stuck in mud and more.

The final challenge was to build a piece of technology that would help rescue their animal; we had many creative inventions including robots, lawn mowers, chainsaws, magnets, and submarines. We were very impressed at all the ideas displayed today and our creations are on display in the library.

DFYM is a fun program held once a week after school and is suitable for children aged five years and over. The number of participants per session is limited, so bookings are essential.

Tech Club

There is a lot of laughter and creativity when our Tech Club participants get together in the library for coding fun. ‘Hour of Code’ is a popular website, which teaches children the basics of coding using games. Our coders have to problem solve and create, often resulting in humorous results. Next week we will be exploring with robots, so come join us! Tech Club is a fun, free program that runs once a week after school, and is suitable for children aged eight to 12 years.

Stocktake closure

At the end of the month, the library must close for a week for our two-yearly stocktake as part of North Western Library. All loans will be extended to cover the closure period, and we encourage everyone to borrow extra items before the closure to tide them over this time. Items can still be returned at any time via the book return chute.

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