School holiday fun at Eden Library

Library officer Cat McLean says school holiday programs are a favourite part of her job. Photo supplied.

Library officer Cat McLean says school holiday programs are a favourite part of her job. Photo supplied.

You're not the only one looking forward to the school holidays!

Library officer Cat McLean said staff at Eden Library are always excited for school holidays because the programs they offer are so fun.

"In the first week we adapt our storytime program for kids up to age seven and we will be focusing around the theme of socks, while fostering a love of stories and language" Cat said,

"We will be trying to turn the ordinary into the exceptional and sock puppets have a great scope for doing this, a large range of ages can participate."

Sock puppets are a great way of turning the ordinary into the exceptional. Photo supplied.

Sock puppets are a great way of turning the ordinary into the exceptional. Photo supplied.

In the second week of the holiday program there will be two STEM-based workshops, offering fun and hands-on learning with technology which is very accessible for kids of all skill levels.

"The beauty of STEM is that there is no set aim, kids can learn a few key concepts and then just play," Cat said.

The Hack A Toy program for 8-12 year olds will teach basic circuitry and coding, enabling particpants to turn a stuffed toy into a crazy interactive creature.

"This is a great opportunity to learn cool concepts and play around with them. Not everyone learns the same way and playing is often the best way to learn," Cat said.

"Our STEM programs become quite collarborative and everyone bounces ideas off each each other... parents can join in too!"

The Ozobots program is a really fun introduction to coding for ages 4-7.

"You can code your robot to do different things based on what you can view on a piece of paper, kids will be designing tracks and learning how to make their robot follow those. It's a really fun way to learn," Cat said.

"Our school holiday program makes the main library space a lot more dynamic."

Celebrating Socks, for ages 4-7, Friday, July 2, 10.30am - FREE

Makey Makey Hack A Toy, for ages 8-12, Wednesday, July 7, 2.00pm - $10

Ozobots - Learn The Basics, for ages 4- 7, Friday, July 9, 10.30am - $10

All programs have limited places available. Book early to avoid disappointment by clicking here or call 6499 2451.

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