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Library and Information Week | 25-31 May 2015

[ May 25, 2015 6:00 pm to May 31, 2015 6:00 pm. ]
Library and Information Week 2015
If you haven’t taken advantage of the fabulous services at your local library yet, or want to find out more about what they offer the community, make a note to visit during Library and Information Week taking place from the 25th to 31st of May 2015.  The 2015 LIW theme is […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | 27 May 2015

[ May 27, 2015; 11:00 am; ]
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places Australia wide. The 2015 National Simultaneous Storytime book is The Brothers Quibble written by Aaron Blabey.

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost.

He shared it with no other.

But then […]

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The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak | Book Review

A book with no pictures for little children? Sounds boring? Well take a look at this video – author B.J. Novak proves that words can be mischievously powerful and just as delightful.
This book has one important rule:
“Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say, no matter what”.
It’s absolutely brilliant. So simple, […]

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Father’s Day Books | The Little Big Book Club

Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for Dads’ to spend quality time with their little ones.  When it comes to some quiet time children love looking at books, be it hearing the words read out loud and or simply enjoying the illustrations.  There are dozens of books about Dads – funny Dads, silly Dads, loving […]

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Library and Information Week | 19-25 May 2014

If you haven’t taken advantage of the fabulous services at your local library yet, or want to find out more about what they offer the community, make a note to visit during Library and Information Week taking place from the 19th to 25th of May 2014.  The 2014 LIW theme is Join the Dots and […]

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National Simultaneous Storytime | 21 May 2014

[ May 21, 2014; 11:00 am; ]
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places Australia wide.  The 2014 National Simultaneous Storytime book is Too Many Elephants in This House, written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

In Eric’s […]

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Migrating Stories | Story Telling for Pre-schoolers | Wednesday Mornings

The Migration Museum is full of stories from all around the world and their staff would love to share some of their favourites with you.

Come along and join in for a free story-telling session especially for preschoolers and their carers each Wednesday morning in the Museum.  It’s a half-hour session where the staff will tell a […]

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Dads Read Program | Aldinga & Woodcroft | April – June 2014

[ April 6, 2014; 1:00 pm; May 3, 2014; 10:00 am; May 18, 2014; 1:00 pm; May 31, 2014; 10:00 am; June 22, 2014; 1:00 pm; ]
Calling all dads, grandads and kids! The City of Onkaparinga are supporting the Dads Read program with monthly sessions scheduled at the Aldinga and Woodcroft libraries.  Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by choosing to read to them each day.
Each session has a different theme such as sports, nature play, recycling […]

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Dads Read Launch | Aldinga | 15 March 2014

[ March 15, 2014; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Calling all dads, grandads and kids! Aldinga Library invite you to the launch of their Dads Read program. Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by choosing to read to them each day.
Visit Aldinga Library for the book launch ‘Little Chef Big Curse’ by local author Tilney Cotton, plus meet author Phil […]

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Books for Starting School

With my youngest starting school next week we have been reading some books about school. Here are a couple which are favourites of ours.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (illustrated by Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak)
It’s not hard to see why this book is a New York Times #1 Bestseller. It’s beautifully written […]

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Dads Can Make a Difference | Dads Read | Libraries of SA

Dads Read is an early childhood literacy initiative, developed by the State Library of Queensland in 2010 and launched statewide in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading, to promote family literacy.  The program continues to expand and Public Library Services is pleased to partner with Channel 7 Adelaide and State Library of Queensland […]

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The Reading Hour | 24 August 2013

[ August 24, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]
Sharing a book with your child for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week is the aim for The Reading Hour on the 24 August 2013.  It’s not always possible for parents to share a book at bedtime with their children, but if you can manage 10 minutes most nights, your child will have the […]

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Story Time @ Your Local Library

Story time at your local library is a fabulous, free activity held during the school term. This preschool experience aims to introduce children to the wonderful world of books within a safe, fun environment. Aimed at 2-5 year olds, the session normally involves a librarian reading stories out loud to the children, which can include […]

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