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Storytime

 

Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel the next two Storytime sessions taking place at Harry Bailey Memorial Library, due to a burst water pipe that caused some flooding, which occurred last weekend.
 
These sessions were for Wednesday the 24th of March, Wednesday the 31st of March,  and Wednesday the 7th of April, 2021.
 
Our Toormina and Woolgoolga Storytime sessions are still in full swing, so we encourage you to book into those sessions instead.
 
We are also having a special Pyjama Storytime session on Friday the 26th of March, from 5pm – 6pm at the Toormina Library. Bookings are essential and all sessions can be found on Eventbrite.
 
 
Storytime has a new structure to follow when attending: Bookings for sessions are required and the sessions can be found on Eventbrite.
 
We please ask that if you are showing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed or showing symptoms of COVID-19, that you not use a Council facility at this time.
Storytime sessions are held once a week at all library branches for pre-school aged children and are free. The session goes for about an hour.

We read a selection of picture books to the children, followed by craft activities.

When booking tickets, please book a ticket for each member in your family group! e.g. one ticket for the adult attending, and one ticket for each child attending.
• Tickets for each session are released at the start of the month.
• Please limit your attendance to once a fortnight - this allows other families to enjoy Storytime as well!
• We can have a maximum of 20 people per session, with family groups limited to 5. The amount of tickets one person can "purchase" will reflect this.
• If you don't register for a session, unfortunately you won't be able to attend Storytime.
• Book your ticket here:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/coffs-harbour-libraries-4254205431
 
 
The library has a large range of resources for children, including fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, audiobooks, music CDs and DVDs. You can find these items in the library catalogue by doing an Advanced Search and selecting a 'Junior' collection.
 
Other services and resources for children include:

 

Story Box Library - over 290 video stories that are read by Australian & New Zealand Storytellers. All stories have closed captions to encourage reading along and also include at home activities to either engage and promote learning from the content that has been viewed or simply to help pass the time.
To access it, just select your library from the dropdown menu and input your barcode when prompted.
*You might need to click the red text that reads: “Click here for library barcode login”

 

TumbleBooks 
TumbleBooks Premium Library
TumbleBooks Premium Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles.
 
 
 
An engaging online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary grades. Featuring interactive games and activities as well as stories perfect for beginner readers.