Children’s Book Week
is celebrated across Australia from August 20th to 26th 2016. Book of the Year winners are announced, children have fun in primary school and community libraries, and it’s the perfect time to introduce your child to a new book. This year’s early childhood books have zany titles such as Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon!
Coolangatta Library will have a special Book Week story during its Toddler Time on Thursday, August 25, 9.30am – 10am. Toddler Time is a weekly interactive session for 2 to 4-year-olds with lots of singing, clapping and dancing. No need to book, just come along and join in the fun!
For young children (grade 3 or under), there is a Book Week competition to colour in a cute koala and win prizes. Pick up an entry form at Coolangatta Library or download from the City of Gold Coast Libraries
A pop-up library, especially for under 5s, happens at Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre
on Tuesdays 3pm – 4.30pm. The pop-up library is the First 5 Forever
early literacy program in action. This free program introduces babies, young children, parents and caregivers to the joy of looking at picture books, listening to stories, singing nursery rhymes, and playing with blocks, puppets and puzzles. The experiences of talking, playing and reading with your child during the first five years develop language and literacy skills that stay with them forever. The First 5 Forever program is managed through City of Gold Coast Libraries. By April Priem