School holiday fun at your local library
School holidays are just around the corner, so if you are on the lookout for things to keep the little ones entertained, there is plenty happening at Cessnock City Libraries.
The action-packed school holiday program will kick off on Monday 3 July with a film and craft afternoon at Cessnock Library where kids will enjoy a movie and puppet making.
One of the many highlights is the opportunity for local children to interact with real stuffed Australian native animals in a workshop presented by Emma Best from Newcastle Museum. In this educational workshop, they will touch fur, feathers, scales, fossilised poo and even get a face-swapping selfie with their favourite animal.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Kids will also be strumming ukuleles, learning to shimmy at belly dancing classes, creating Lego masterpieces and meeting some of our local firefighters.
NAIDOC Week coincides with the school holidays, so there will also be a range of activities for kids to learn about and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. As part of this, local Aboriginal artist and storyteller, Tracey Coombes, will run an Aboriginal art workshop where kids will have the opportunity to make their very own gratitude rocks.
Download the full program here. Places for these activities are limited, so avoid disappointment by booking ahead.
For more information and to book your spot, drop in to your local library or call Cessnock City Library on 4993 4399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638.