Stay tuned for the next School Holiday activities at Penrith City Library.
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.
For students in year 1 and above
Thursdays 27 April - 29 June 4:30 - 5:30pm
Surrealist Art Workshop Term 2: Students will explore the Surrealist art movement with particular investigation of the works of Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, and Max Ernst. Practical art exercises each week will lead students to completing their own surrealist portraits.
Tuesdays 2 May to 27 June 4:00 - 5:15pm
$115 for the term, includes 5 workshops and all materials.
For more information please contact Barjinder on 4732 7890 or email
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.
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.
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:
Toy library conditions of use:
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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