During the recent school holidays 1055 children across the Shire registered for the Reading Club and between them read almost 13,000 books.
This was a terrific result.
Thirty prize winners received books and vouchers donated by our sponsors.
Three lucky children won major prizes. For the young ones, 0-4, a library bag of books, DVDs and CDs. For those aged 5-8 years, a digital camera, and for 9 - 12 year olds, an Ipod Nano.
All this would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, in particular,
The excited winners were presented with their prizes by The Mayor, Councillor Lorraine Kellyand Mr Graham Hill, president of The Tradies.
We would like to thank all our sponsors: The Tradies; Sutherland Shire Leisure Centres; AES Library Supplies; Bloomin' Books, Caringbah; Sydney Tramway Museum; Hazelhurst Regional Gallery; Child's Play Australia; The National Maritime Museum; The Ridge Golf Course and Driving Range.
The Teen Summer Reading Club presentation was also held on the same day. An amazing 974 books were read by the 111 teens who participated during the school holidays. Books, Gift Vouchers and Ridge Golf Course vouchers were given away weekly.
The major prize of an IPOD Nano was given away at our presentation on 17 February.
It was great to see so many of our teens reading throughout the holidays.
Do you want to help to keep this wonderful skill alive and have a friendly chat over a cuppa.
Then head to Sylvania Library. Knitters and would-be-knitters are welcome to come and spend some time working on their projects in a relaxing, social setting.
"Researchers at Harvard Medical School Mind and Body Institute have found that the average person's heart rate drops 11 beats per minute while knitting and that you get a sense of calm similar to that associated with meditation".
The group will be meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month beginning Friday 9th April
10.30am - 12 noon
Southgate Shooping Centre
Engadine Library is pleased to be hosting a 1 hour introductory session on basic massage techniques. Briony Howland, a nutritionist, doula and massage therapist will be discussing how to recognise when your baby does and doesn't want massage and appropriate oils for infant and childhood massage.
As this session will be hands on, there will be a limit of 10 parents and their babies.
Parents will need to bring their own towel and some massage oil for their baby.
Tuesday 16th March
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Think Before You Post is an important message for children and young people, both for their Internet and mobile phone use. A simple technique of stopping to think about the consequences before sending or posting information may help to reduce negative experiences.
For more information and tips about the sharing information that could be seen by those other than people that you know go to the Australian Government's Cybersmart site.
Your digital footprint could be forever.
On Friday (22nd!) we had a farewell lunch for Amy. Plenty of yummy food was lovingly prepared the night before by Kelly, Jeanette and Andrea (who actually made 3 different treats!). We will all miss Amy very much and wish her well with bubba number 3.