For The Kids
Looking for something for the kids? The Library has many events dedicated for children of all ages.
With weekly story-time sessions, our popular school holiday activities and our dedicated children and youth areas and collections there is something for everyone.
All children and their parents are welcome to participate in any of the Library events. Further information and conditions of these Library events can be found at the bottom of this page.
For other Library hosted events, please visit our Upcoming Events page.
The Inverell Shire Library are offering a series of small group ‘Mellow Mondays’ sessions for children in years 3-6.
Each weekly session will involve a 20 minute Yoga and Relax with Susan Ward from Proactive Health and Fitness followed by some activities and games that encourage calm and thoughtful participation.
This program will run for 7 weeks on Monday afternoons from 4-5pm.
By signing up you are committing to attending all 7 sessions which will be held on the following dates: 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, 31st May, 7th June and 21st June. (No session on Monday 14 June as it’s a public holiday).
Children are encouraged to:
- Have afternoon tea before arriving at the sessions;
- Wear clothing suitable for participating in the Yoga and Relax part of the session and be prepared to remove your shoes;
- It is advisable to bring along a towel and/or a yoga mat and some water.
Contact the Library on (02) 67288130 to find out more.
Resuming 19th May 2021.
Baby Bounce sessions are held each Wednesday from 10:30 am to 11:00 am.
These sessions are directed for children aged from birth to 18 months and their carers. The fun-filled sessions include reading books, singing songs and bouncing rhymes.
Please visit our events calendar for dates. Contact the Library on (02) 6728 8130 should you require any further information.
Storytime sessions are held each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30am.
These sessions are directed for children aged from 2 to 5 years old. Storytime’s fun-filled sessions include stories and some simple craft.
Please note that the Thursday and Friday sessions are repeats of the Wednesday session.
Bookings are strictly essential. Bookings open 9.30am on the Monday prior to the weeks sessions. You can book in person or via phone (02) 6728 8130 (bookings will not be accepted via email or messenger)
JUNIOR BOOK CLUB
Due to COVID-19 restrictions Junior Book Club meetings at the Library have been temporarily cancelled.
An exciting new book club will be held at the Inverell Library for children in Year 2 – Year 6. This group will meet monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month from 4 – 5.20 pm.
We will have snacks, play some games and talk about the books we have read over the past month before writing reviews to go on our catalogue which will help other children with their reading choices.
Once the new reading theme is announced we will spend some time finding books to read before the next meeting.
As a member of the Junior Book Club we will get priority access to new books, be given the opportunity to select books for the junior collection and participate in challenges to win great prizes.
Please visit our events calendar for dates. If this sounds like something you would like to be part of join our book club today, contact the Library on (02) 6728 8130.
The Inverell Shire Library hosts a variety of activities throughout the school holidays for kids of all ages.
Most of these activities have a limited number of places – making a booking early will help guarantee you a spot. Finishing times for these sessions are approximate.
If you wish to book or would like more information on any of the sessions please contact the Library on (02) 6728 8130.
Please be advised that food & beverages will be supplied by the Library at some of the holiday sessions. Library staff are unable to monitor what every child eats. Children with significant allergies or food intolerances who book in for these sessions should be supervised by a parent or guardian. If the child is old enough to know what foods to avoid on their own the library officer should still be advised of the issue to assist in preventing any allergy-related problems.
Supervision of 6-17 year olds
Parental supervision is not compulsory for 6-17 year olds during school holidays sessions, but it is recommended in the case of the younger children in this age bracket, or if a child is likely to become distracted or disruptive.
Library staff will do their utmost to monitor attending children, but consideration must be given to the fact that the Library is a public place, and, unlike a childcare facility, children are not locked inside.
It is expected that parents explain to their children prior to attending any of these sessions that they are not to leave the building until they are picked up by a parent or guardian.
Activities that require materials to be purchased by the library will incur a charge.
The charge will be minimal and implemented on a cost recovery basis.
Last modified 27-Apr-2021