Library a buzz on school holidays
THE BANANA SHIRE Council Biloela Library was a buzz over the school holidays as children came along to check out the activities and crafts the library staff put on.
“(To) provide a creative outlet for school age children during the school holidays, introduce them to possibly unfamiliar concepts, such as coding and that the library has more to offer than just books,” BSC Senior Library and Information Services Advisor Ruth Thompson said.
Various themes were used with animals and space for arts and crafts, sciences sessions with magnets and fluids and mindstorm robotics.
“The technology component was Ozobots, to introduce coding and to give them practical experience in the basics,” she said.
Some activities were booked out with waiting lists.
“There has been a fantastic response these holidays,” staff said. “Unfortunately not many teens took up the offer of craft and robotics for high school age students.”
Planning for the Christmas school holidays will begin shortly.
“Based on the popularity of the September school holiday activities, it is likely a similar schedule (different topics/activities) will be designed,” staff said.
MORE THAN BOOKS: The science activity was a hit.