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    Email us at with your name and email to receive the our e-newsletter directly to your inbox with information about all of the Children’s and Teen programs at Penrith Library.

    After School Activities, Term 2

    Learn the basics of creating and printing 3D models. We’ll look at the tools, materials and software that can be used to make useful 3D printed objects and get acquainted with the Tinkercad interface to do some 3D modelling and slicing. We’ll have fun trying out different ideas and finding functional uses for our models.
    WHO: Students aged 10 - 15 years
    WHEN: Tuesdays (15 May - 3 July), 4 - 5.30pm
    COST: $144 for an 8 week term

    With Sydney Academy of Chess Have you ever dreamed of becoming a chess champion? Do you know what a ‘pawn’ or a ‘rook’ is? Come and join our Chess Club to find all these answers. Chess is an excellent game to develop lateral thinking and problem solving skills along with improved concentration span.
    WHO: Students in Years 1 and above
    WHEN: Thursdays (3 May - 5 July), 4.30 - 5.30pm
    COST: $80 for a 10 week term.

    For more information contact Barjinder on 4732 7891, email childrensteamlibrary@penrith.city or go to www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/library

    HSC Open Day

    Penrith Library Lower Lounge & Theatrette
    Saturday 16 June 10 am – 3.30 pm 

    10 am – STUDY TIPS AND SURVIVAL with Rowan Kunz.
    Top tips for getting through the HSC in one piece (great for students and parents).

    11.30 am -  YOGA & MEDITATION with Suzanne Ellis.    
    Exercise and relaxation techniques that will take you through the HSC and beyond.

    12 pm - MATHEMATICS with Jon Wang.
    The presentation will provide an overview of the HSC Mathematics 2 Unit course including calculus and focus on the various questions that can be asked at the HSC level. This is not a general mathematics session.   

    1.30 pm - ASK A LIBRARIAN with Penrith City Library Staff.
    Find out how your librarian can assist you with finding the right resources. Includes an overview of available online resources and how to access them 24 /7 with your library card.  

    2 pm - ENGLISH with Larry Grumley.
    This lecture will highlight the key points of studying for HSC English and essay writing skills required for exams. 

    Tickets $10 for the whole day and are available from 21 May.
    Contact Penrith City Library for further information 4732 7891. 

    Story Time

    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

    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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