As the Weather Cools Down the Fun Heats Up at the Libraries

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Monday, 27 June 2016

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Chilling winter weather can make it a little more difficult to find affordable school holiday activities, but once again Central Coast Libraries will be hosting a variety of cosy events.

Not only will young children and students be engaged with the massive range of events on offer, parents will equally love the strong education focus, helping to make learning fun.

Council’s Group Leader Customer and Community Relationships, Ms Judy Jaeger, said the diverse and entertaining program brings back some old favourites plus plenty of the latest innovative activities.

“Learning new creative skills really encompasses what our program is all about these school holidays,” Ms Jaeger said.

“Our drawing workshops are always popular, so these holidays we’re hosting a number of sessions across the Coast.

“Primary school students who prefer more hands-on activities will jump at the opportunity to get their hands dirty with our Dinosaurs Paleontological Excavation Workshop.

“We’ll also be hosting a Bricks4Kidz session where students can build with gears, axles and electric motors, and a Forensic Science Half Day session that includes identifying hairs, fingerprints and fibres as well as investigating blood, bones and DNA.

“Due to its success in April we’ve also brought back Game Training Roadshow, offering students in school years 4-12, the incredible opportunity to create their own video games.

“If you can’t get your kids away from the screen why not use it to their advantage to learn code, as well as receive a free Getting Started Kit valued at $250.

“The youngsters haven’t been forgotten with various Storytime sessions, helping to develop the value of reading from a young age.”

A host of winter themed events and activities will also be run at various library branches to complement the outdoor ice rink in Gosford’s Kibble Park allowing young people to get crafty at making snow globes, knitted items, snow art, no-sew beanies or marshmallow snowmen.

Bookings are essential for all events and must be confirmed with payment (if required) 48 hours before the scheduled event, excluding Game Training Roadshow which should be paid directly to the provider on the day. Fees are non-refundable.

Visit www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/schoolholidays or www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/libraries for more information.

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