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    The Children's Newsletter highlighting January holiday programs is now available! 

    Summer Reading Club

    From Monday 4 December, visit any library branch to collect your Summer Reading Club log and get started. Read and record ten books on the reading log and return your completed log to any library branch for your chance to win a prize. Winners will be drawn at our Special Summer Reading Club celebration at Penrith Library on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 4pm.
    The Summer Reading Club is open to all Library Members aged 16 years and under. THE MORE YOU READ, THE MORE CHANCES YOU HAVE TO WIN AWESOME PRIZES!
    For more information contact the Children’s Team on 4732 7890 or childrensteamlibrary@penrith.city

    After School Activities

    COLOUR & LINE ADVENTURE ART CLUB with Na’ama Atzmon-Simon
    Create your own great artworks in this workshop series inspired by captivating colour and luscious lines. You’ll try loads of fun art techniques: collage, rubbings, still life, paper mosaic and use stories, music, famous artists and superheros to inspire your art.
    WHO: Students in Years 1 - 6
    WHEN: Thursday 8 February - Thursday 12 April 2018, 4.15 - 5.15pm
    TICKETS: $110 per person for 10 week term
    Limited Tickets. Book in early to secure your spot.

    YOGA @ THE LIBRARY with Suzanne Ellis
    Good for your body and mind, this ten-week yoga course will have you feeling stronger, calmer, more focused and energised.
    WHO: Students in Years 5 - 12
    WHEN: Tuesday 6 February - Tuesday 10 April 2018, 4 - 5pm
    TICKETS: $80 per person for 10 week term

    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

    Final Story Time for  2017: 
    St Marys 5 December 
    Penrith 6 December
    St Clair 7 December 

    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.

    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.

    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 , or call 0418 664 879


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

    Go to Studiosity 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. Studiosity 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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