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Boredom allayed with Aussie fun

Tuesday, 28th September, 2010

Librarian Denise Orr urges youngsters of all ages to get involved in the library’s school holiday activities. Librarian Denise Orr urges youngsters of all ages to get involved in the library’s school holiday activities.

The local library is making sure no youngster is bored during the break period.

Librarian Denise Orr said there was plenty to do these school holidays. “Kids can get in and do heaps of arts and crafts,” Ms Orr said. “Getting the kids involved and letting them take part is pretty important.”

This year the activities will have the theme, Aussie Fun. Tomorrow at 10.30am, children can listen to traditional stories that have been given an Australian twist, such as Cinderella and The Three Pigs.

There will also be songs, Australian crafts and “lots of Aussie fun”. Ms Orr said a session called the Library Games, where kids can join in games based on some of the Commonwealth Games sports, would also be held. 

Swimming, athletics, ball games and many more will be included. Participants will also get to take home medals, just like the Commonwealth Games athletes. Ms Orr said all were welcome to attend the free sessions, and they finish about 11.45am.

The library also offers the chance to look at local artwork created by regional schools. The exhibition called “Special Forever” is a water education project which aims to teach primary students about the Murray-Darling Basin.

“It’s making kids learn (about) the environment, especially the Murray-Darling Basin.” Students paint or sculpt parts of the local environment, with this year having ore of a focus on water.

The library is open from 9am until 6pm on weekdays. 

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