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Kids and Teens

The library has wide range of programs, resources and activities for kids of all ages.

          

 

1000 Books Before School

          

1000 books before school  

East Gippsland Shire Libraries are participating in 1000 Books Before School to promote early literacy skills.

Reading just ten minutes a day can instil a lifelong love of books and learning in young children. Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school.

      

Research shows that children who are read to every day from an early age have extended vocabularies, increased reading readiness and improved cognitive skills when they enter school.

  

How 1000 Books Before School works

  • Register at any East Gippsland Library to receive your first Reading Record and reading kit. A library membership is required to join the program.
  • Mark, colour or place a sticker on your Reading Record each time you read together with your child.
  • Each time you reach a milestone in your Reading Record, bring it in to any East Gippsland Library for a special reward.
  • Every book that your child completes, or actively listens to, counts – this includes stories read at Storytime sessions, day care, playgroup, kindergarten, as well as the same book over and over again.
  • The program finishes once your child reaches 1000 books, or starts school.
  • Don't be daunted by the 1000 book target. It's all about the journey.

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or ask your library staff.

              

Storytime

Storytime sessions for children aged 2-5 and their parents/guardians are held weekly. The sessions run for approximately 45 minutes and include stories, songs, dancing, poems and rhymes, and craft activity.

 

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Storytime aims.

  • Encourage children to develop a love of reading, books and libraries at a young age.
  • Stimulate imagination, ideas and interests.
  • Teach effective listening skills.
  • Help develop pre-reading skills.
  • Introduce the library as a fun, inviting place to be for children and parents.
  • Become aware of library resources.
  • Provide opportunities to socialise with other children and caregivers, and have fun.

Storytime schedule

Bairnsdale Library Tuesdays at 11.00 am

Lakes Entrance Library Tuesdays at 11.00 am

Omeo Library Wednesdays at 12.00 noon

Orbost Library Tuesdays at 10.30 am

Paynesville Library Tuesdays at 11.00 am

Storytime sessions run between February to mid-December. For more information, visit your library branch or phone 5152 4225.

 

Rhymetime

Rhymetime sessions for babies aged 0-2 and their parents/guardians are held weekly at most of our Libraries. The sessions run for 30 minutes and are designed to encourage parents and carers to share rhymes and songs with babies from birth.

 

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Rhymetime Aims.

  • Encourage children to develop a love of reading, books and libraries at a young age.
  • Stimulate imagination, ideas and interests.
  • Teach effective listening skills.
  • Help develop pre-reading skills.
  • Introduce the library as a fun, inviting place to be for children and parents.
  • Become aware of library resources. and
  • Provide opportunities to socialise with other children and caregivers and have fun.

Rhymetime Schedule

Bairnsdale Library - Wednesdays 10.30 am

Lakes Entrance Library - Wednesdays 10.30 am

Omeo Library - Fridays 10.30 am

Orbost Library - Thursdays 10.00 am

Paynesville Library - Mondays 10.30 am

Storytime sessions run between February to mid-December. For more information, visit your library branch or phone 5152 4225.

  

TumbleBooks

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TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking children’s books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. 

Features of TumbleBooks include.

  • Story Books - Sit back and listen or read along at your own speed to these entertaining and amusing picture books.
  • Tumble Readables - Enjoy reading this fine selection of chapter books and early readers.
  • New Books - Lists the latest additions to the Tumblebook Library.
  • Puzzles & Games - Put the pieces together in these fun Tumble Puzzles! Includes jigsaw puzzles, memory game, word catch, spelling games, and more.
  • Language Learning - Enjoy selected TumbleBook titles in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese or Russian.
  • Audio Books - Listen to a selection of the TumbleBook Library’s chapter book in full audio online.  

Britannica Online

Britannica Online Library Edition provides access to encyclopaedia content for all age levels. It includes journal and magazine articles, editor chosen and approved websites, a world atlas, country comparisons and much more.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition offers three different levels.

  • Primary Britannica - Introductory-level content for young students aged 6-10.
  • Britannica Student - Intermediate-level content for students aged 10-14.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica - Advanced-level content for older students and adults.

Each level provides a suite of features to browse the corresponding encyclopaedia and is an excellent source of information for school projects.

       

 

 

 

 

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