3 August 2005 Reading rocks at City's libraries this month
Children's Book Week will be rocking at Caloundra City Libraries this month with a great line up of activities being planned.
Caloundra City Mayor Cr Don Aldous said he hoped children would be inspired by the theme of Children's Book Week this year, Reading Rocks.
"From painting rocks to storytelling, puzzles, chalk drawing and a very special presentation by Kawana High performing arts students, there is something for everyone," Cr Aldous said.
Book vouchers are also up for grabs in the Guess the Winners competition, where participants are asked to guess the winner in each of the five Children's Book Awards categories. Entries for this competition close Friday 19 August, with entry forms available from all library branches.
Activity sessions will be held at all four branches during the week long celebrations. Details of all the activities on offer are attached.
"While some sessions are already fully booked, there are still plenty of activities to choose from," Cr Aldous said.
Cr Aldous also encouraged children to check out the Children's Book Week displays at all libraries.
"Reading is a wonderful pastime that can help with early literacy and self confidence, and with the high quality of books shortlisted this year, this is a great opportunity to discover, or renew an interest in this popular pastime. "
For more information on Children's Book Week or the activities on offer at local libraries, contact the libraries - Beerwah 5494 0221; Maleny 5429 6222; Caloundra (and Mobile) 5491 1255 and Kawana 5444 8022.
A list of activities is attached. …./2
Monday 22 August
Beerwah 10.30-11.30am Storytelling and 'Paint a Rock' craft activity; 3.30-4.30pm 'Paint a Rock' craft activity
Maleny 3.30-4.30pm Storytelling and 'Paint a Rock' craft activity
Tuesday 23 August
Maleny 3.30-4.30pm Chalk drawing of CBW covers on footpath bordering Obi Creek near library
Wednesday 24 August
Beerwah 11.30-12.30pm and 1-2pm Author Peter Ball will present sessions to school children (fully booked)
Maleny 9.15-10.15am Author Peter Ball will present sessions to school children (fully booked)
Thursday 25 August
Caloundra 10.30-11.30am Storytelling and 'Paint a Rock' craft activity
Kawana 10.30-11.30am Storytelling & Buddina School Choir will perform
Maleny 3.30-4.30pm Lizzie Nonsense & Mutt Dog readings and craft
Friday 26 August
Kawana 10-10.40am The Kawana High performing arts group will present two plays and an interactive story (fully booked)
Maleny 3.30-4.30pm Online CBW puzzles and wordsearch puzzles
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