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  • School Holiday Activities

    School holiday activities for April can be found on the Children's Newsletter

    Tickets available 13 March 2017. 

    After School Activity 

    Chess Club Term 2 and 3
    Chess is an excellent tool to build lateral thinking and problem solving skills along with an improved concentration span. Beginners will learn the basics of chess, then progress to learn some basic checkmates and strategies when they are ready. Intermediate and Advanced players will learn about opening theories, strategies and endgames to improve their game and expand their calculation skills and foresight.

    WHO: For students in year 1 and above
    TIME: 4:30 - 5:30pm
    DATE: Thursday 27 April - Thursday 29 June
    COST: $60 for one term.

    For more information please contact Barjinder on 4732 7890 or email childrensteamlibrary@penrith.city

    Story Time for preschoolers

    Story Time for preschoolers is the ideal way to nurture young children's love of stories and reading skills. It runs during school terms at Penrith, St Marys and St Clair Libraries. Sessions consist of theme-based, social activities including singing, listening to stories and doing art and craft.

    Penrith: Wednesdays 10.30 - 11.30am

    St Marys: Tuesdays 10.30 - 11.30am

    St Clair: Thursdays 10.30 - 11.30am 

    Last sessions for Term 1: St Marys 4 April, Penrith 5 April, St Clair 6 April

    First sessions for Term 2: Penrith 26 April, St Clair 27 April, St Marys 2 May 

    Baby Time

    Baby Time sessions include songs, games and activities to share with your baby. Guest speakers talk on interesting topics once a month. 

    10.30 - 11.30am Penrith Library Theatrette on Mondays during school terms

    Last session for Term 1: 3 April

    First session for Term 2: 24 April

    Toy Library

    A boy using dinosaurs at Penrith Library's toy library

    Our toy library includes study toys for under 8s and a range of family board games. There are baby toys, construction sets, puzzles, vehicles, food, animal and house play sets.
    Toy Library does not run during school holidays.
    Find a session at a branch near you:

    • Penrith: Wednesday 10am-Noon and Saturday 10am-Noon
    • St Marys: Tuesdays 10am - Noon and Saturday 10am - Noon (Saturday session temporarily unavailable due to lack of volunteers. Click here to learn how to become a toy library volunteer.)
    • St Clair: Thursday 10am-Noon and Saturday 10am-Noon

    Last sessions for Term 1: St Marys 4 April, Penrith 5 April, St Clair 6 April

    First sessions for Term 2: Penrith 26 April, St Clair 27 April, St Marys 2 May 

    Toy library conditions of use:

    • If you bring a child to a toy library session be sure to supervise and accompany them at all times.
    • Toys in the cupboards are for browsing and borrowing. Toys are made available for play during Toy Library sessions.
    • Care for the toys and return them in a clean condition.
    • Return damaged toys and parts as toys are repaired wherever possible.
    • A replacement cost may be charged for lost toys when negligence results in damaged toys.
    • The library is not liable for damage/injury resulting from borrowed toys.

    Toy Library Outreach Service

    We specialise in providing toys for children with disabilities and high support needs. Featuring switch-adapted, sensory and educational toys, children will delight in making them function through lighting up, playing sounds and movement. Through hands-on play, they can build valuable problem-solving, coordination, reasoning, numeracy, literacy and fine motor skills.

    A specialised outreach service is available, with the Library Children’s Inclusion Officer providing home visits for families living in the Penrith area or one-on-one borrowing sessions by appointment and opportunities for extended loan periods. Referrals are required to access this service.

    For details on the referral process for the Toy Library Outreach Service email Michelle, or call 0418 664 879


    Yourtutor is an online service providing live homework and study help for years 3-12.

    Go to Yourtutor and log on from home with your Penrith City Library card. Membership is free for all students living or going to school in the Penrith Local Government Area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    Yourtutor provides one-to-one academic support in English, Maths, Science, assignment research, and study skills.

    Tutors are online Sunday to Friday between 3pm and 10pm.

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