In April we had a wonderful community response to our Seniors Festival when we celebrated in style and scope.
We held over 30 events, including seniors’ rights information sessions, golden screenings, morning meditation, a Golden Oldies Bash, card games, painting workshops, visits to nursing homes, grandparents story times and a mind games and mindfulness morning.
These were held across the region and had around 400 people taking part.
Events were all fully booked with demand giving us plenty of good feedback for the next time we participate in the Seniors Festival.
Seniors Festival was also a great example of how we form partnerships with other community organisations like MidCoast Assist and Seniors’ Rights who assisted in the delivery of these events.
We also visited local nursing homes, in partnership with the Manning Wallamba Historical Society, taking along historical photographs of the local area for residents to see and reminisce.
As soon as this highly successful program was finished we went straight into school holiday mode.
Once again we ran a wide variety of events ( including making beeswax wraps, bootcamps for kids, virtual reality, kite-making, puppet-making, Bunnings workshops, Anzac Day craft, science on the move, bingo, film screenings, holiday bag making, scratch art, and painting workshops), with great participation across all branches.
During this time we even managed to fit in a Library Friends Anzac Day event.
In May we will be holding our highly successful Great Books Festival.
This runs over a four-day period and involves the library taking nationally recognised authors and illustrators to local schools in the region.
This year’s program is fully booked with over 1000 local children expected to participate.
This is a rare opportunity for children to meet their literary idols, all made possible thanks to the library.
As you know we’ve got a strong community focus with our service.
There are a few other regular community group activities we support that you might not be aware of.
Do you like playing games?
What better place to have a game of chess than in the library?
Or maybe you’re into playing or learning to play cards?
We have great news.
We’ve got branches where you can join the fun.
Check out our website for details: www.midcoastlibraries.com.au/Community-groups No need to book in, just turn up.
Now for something completely different.
Do you do a bit of driving?
Here’s a tip to make the trip go faster!
Download an audiobook through our Borrowbox collection.
You”ll find many great titles to download onto your PC, tablet or Smartphone.
The BorrowBox app makes it easy to browse, borrow and read or listen to your library eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere, everywhere.
Simply login with your member details to access the library’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.
It’s free too.
See you in the library.
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