Children

School holiday fun:

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Be sure to book into our free school holiday activities here.

 

The Proud Marys Association

2022 Mary Poppins Literary Competition

“Everything is possible, even the impossible”

Mary Poppins literary comp

Are you a young, creative writer or poet living in the Fraser Coast Region? If so, help spread the magic of Mary Poppins by entering the 2022 literary competition. Your talent may be rewarded with nearly $2000 in prizes.   

The competition honours the creator of Mary Poppins, Maryborough-born P.L. Travers.

Competition rules and requirements can be found here

Apply online here

 

LOTE Online for Kids

LOTE Online for Kids

Read and listen to more than 1400 children’s stories in more than 45 languages with LOTE Online for Kids!
Enjoy the magic of books in world languages for free from the comfort of your home.
Watch recorded readings of children’s books in English and a variety of other languages!
Simply enter your library membership number to access this multilingual storytime!

Click here to join LOTE Online for Kids
 

STEAM CLUB - Ages 8+

Stem Club

STEAM Club runs weekly at Hervey Bay and Maryborough, monthly at Howard and Tiaro libraries. With an activity based around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

We encourage all children, eight years and older, to put on their thinking caps and come along to explore, invent, tinker and problem solve.

Attendees must be eight years or older to attend.  Parent/guardian must sign in child if under 12 years with consent/enrolment form essential.  Parent/Guardian must remain in the library during the session.

Hervey Bay library bookings Howard library bookings

Maryborough library bookings Tiaro library bookings


CHILL - Hervey Bay Library - All ages

Chill

Chill at Hervey Bay Library from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturdays. Come along and enjoy a movie session in comfort.

Not held 5th Saturday of the month or during school holidays.

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

Hervey Bay library bookings


Nickleby the Magician

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This 35-minute, high-energy show, full of illusions and comedy, will 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.  Suitable for those aged eight or older.

Where: Online via this Google forms link

eLibrary resources for children
 

Children's 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