Eurobodalla Libraries are introducing a new Little Builders program to weekly Storytime sessions.
Designed for children under school-age and run by library staff, Storytime features stories, craft and fun activities designed to encourage a lifelong love of books.
In August and September, Eurobodalla’s three libraries in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma libraries will hold two special building-themed Storytimes to coincide with the construction work underway at Moruya Library.
The sessions will feature building and construction-themed stories, and instead of craft, children will construct a range of objects with a kit containing Duplo blocks and an instruction card.
Moruya library officer Christine Elwes said those attending Moruya Library would also get the opportunity to see and talk about the construction taking place right outside.
“We think the Little Builders theme goes perfectly with the Moruya Library extension work currently underway,” she said.
“It’s fun and tactile, and kids love playing with blocks. We also wanted the children to feel like they were part of the work on the Moruya Library – it is their library after all.”
At the end of construction Moruya Library will host a special Storytime session in the newly-completed building to celebrate its opening.
As part of construction of the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, the Moruya Library will be expanded with additional space and meeting rooms
The Little Builders sessions will be held from 10.30am-11.30am on 6 August and 24 September at Batemans Bay Library, 8 August and 26 September at Moruya Library and 9 August and 27 September at Narooma Library.
Meanwhile all three libraries can never get enough Lego and Lego Duplo to meet demand. Community members can spread the love of building by donating pre-loved Lego and Duplo to their local library during opening hours.
Storytime offers another dimension to the many and diverse offerings of Eurobodalla libraries that include regular art exhibitions, events, and children’s activities. For more information pick up a Library Link brochure from your local library or visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/events
The Moruya Library expansion, incorporating the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, is funded by grants from the Australian and NSW Governments, along with a philanthropic donation from Mr Basil Sellers, AM. For more information head to the major projects page of Council’s website, www.esc.nsw.gov.au
Temporary library closure
Eurobodalla’s three libraries will be closed for the afternoon next Wednesday 1 August.
Staff from Batemans Bay, Narooma and Moruya libraries will get together for their annual planning afternoon to look at the changing role of libraries and opportunities for Eurobodalla’s library service in the next four years.
All three libraries will close at midday on Wednesday 1 August, reopening as usual at 10am on Thursday 2 August.
Above: Eurobodalla Libraries are holding special building-themed Storytime sessions to coincide with the construction work underway at Moruya Library.