Children

 

Pirate

Online September School Holiday Challenge available through Beanstack for ages 0 to 17yrs.

Register for free today

 

Pirate Craft –  (parent / guardian required to be present) Bookings essential, each ticket can accommodate up to 5 attendees  

Hervey Bay Library Bookings - Monday  20th Sept @ 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & Thursday 30th Sept @ 9:30, 10:30, 11:30

Howard Library Bookings - Tuesday 21st Sept @ 10am & 11am

Tiaro Library Bookings - Thursday 23rd Sept @ 10am & 11am

Maryborough Library Bookings - Tuesday 28th Sept @ 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am

Burrum Heads Library Bookings - Thursday 30th Sept @ 10am & 11am

 

Pirate Ship Challenges – 8yrs + (enrolment / consent form required. Parent / guardian to remain in library) Bookings essential, each ticket can accommodate up to 5 attendees

Hervey Bay Library Bookings - Wednesday 22nd Sept @ 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & Monday 27th Sept @ 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Maryborough Library Bookings - Tuesday 28th Sept @ 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Tiaro Library Bookings - Tuesday 28th Sept @ 12:30pm & 1:30pm 

Burrum Heads Library Bookings - Tuesday 21st Sept @ 2pm & 3pm

Howard Library Bookings - Wednesday 29th Sept @ 1pm & 2pm

 

Pirate Movie sessions – All ages Bookings essential (parent/guardian needs to attend with children under 12yrs) each ticket accommodate up to 5 attendees

Hervey Bay Library Bookings - Thursday 23rd Sept @ 3:30pm, Thursday 30th Sept @ 2pm, Saturday 2nd Oct @ 1:30pm 

Maryborough Library Bookings - Tuesday 21st Sept @ 3pm, Saturday 2nd Oct @ 9:30am 

Tiaro Library Bookings - Tuesday 28th Sept @ 3pm 

Burrum Heads Library Bookings - Thursday 30th Sept @ 12:30pm 

Howard Library Bookings - Wednesday 29th Sept @ 3pm 

 

STEAM CLUB - Ages 8+

Stem Club

STEAM club runs weekly at Hervey Bay and Maryborough, fortnightly at Howard and Tiaro libraries. With an activity each week based around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

We encourage all children eight years and over to put on their thinking caps, come along to explore, invent, tinker and problem solve with each session based around a common theme.

Hervey Bay library bookingsHoward library bookings

Maryborough library bookingsTiaro library bookings

 

CHILL - Hervey Bay Library - All ages

Chill

Chill at Hervey Bay Library from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturdays. 1st & 3rd Saturdays – Movie sessions, 2nd & 4th Saturdays – Game sessions (during school terms only). Chill in a free safe space.

Bookings essential. All ages welcome. Attendees under 12 years require a parent or guardian to be in attendance.

Hervey Bay library bookings

 

Celebrating Indigenous Voices

Celebrate Indigenous Voices

Celebrate Indigenous Australian voices through recommended reading, resources, and reflection questions. Log your reading & activities to earn badges and have fun learning something new by completing these reading challenges for all ages.

 

Nickleby the Magician

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35 minutes high energy show full of illusions and comedy to keep people of all ages highly entertained and spellbound.  Open to all ages.

Where: Online via this YouTube link

 

Virtual Amazing Race

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An online adventure with riddles and puzzles to solve as you travel the globe discovering exciting facts.  See if you can complete the challenges and finish the race.  Ages 8 years +

Where: Online via this Google Forms link

eLibrary resources for children

Children's Activities Playlist

S.T.E.A.M. Club
Science |Technology | Engineering | Art | Mathematics

Fraser Coast Libraries present a weekly S.T.E.A.M. Club at Hervey Bay and Maryborough branches.  Children 8 years of age and older are encouraged to put on their thinking caps, explore, invent, tinker and problem solve with each session based around a common theme.  These sessions may include coding and robotics.  Themes and topics will be advertised each week through Facebook, Eventbrite and at the libraries.
No previous coding and robotics experience is necessary.
No Bookings required. Ages 8+

Classes are run during school terms at:

Location Time
Hervey Bay Library Wednesdays from 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Maryborough Library Tuesdays from 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Classes are advertised before the start of each term through Eventbrite, on our website and on Facebook.

Available to children 8 years and over.  Bookings are essential.

Lego Club

This is a free session to come along and get creative.  No competition, no instructions just loads of Lego and Duplo available for free building or pick up one of our challenge cards.

Open to all ages, children under the age of 12 years require a parent or guardian to be in attendance.

Classes are run during school terms at:

Location Time
Hervey Bay Library Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm 
Maryborough Library Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm 

Loud

LOUD provides a free safe space at the Hervey Bay library to come along and enjoy. Chill, hang out and catch up with friends. Afternoon snacks available and Ipads and Laptops available upon request. Attendees must be 12 years or over to be in attendance. No bookings required.

Classes are run during school terms at:

Location Time
Hervey Bay Library Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm 

CHILL Club

CHILL at Hervey Bay library from 2pm to 3:30pm. CHILL in a free safe space. All ages welcome, attendees under 12 years require a parent or guardian to be in attendance. A range of library resources available for use including iPads & Laptops. Try our challenge for the day; 21st March - Family game day 18th April - Kanopy Movie 16th May - 3D pens No bookings required.

Location Time
Hervey Bay Library Third Saturday of the month (starting March) from 2pm to 3:30pm 

Holiday activities

Each school holiday period, Fraser Coast Libraries organises a range of fun, exciting and budget-friendly activities for kids.  Details of the activities are released 3 weeks before the start of the holiday period in our libraries, on Eventbrite, on our webpage and on Facebook.

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club is a national program which is run during the summer holidays each year.  It aims to encourage children to keep reading over the summer break to maintain their reading levels.  The club is based around a theme each year. Incentive prizes are given during the program as well as a major prize draw and break-up party at the end of the program. Download your reading log here