Children

eLibrary resources for children

 

Research an ANZAC – all ages

Join this online activity using the Fraser Coast Libraries free online databases. Start researching now and until Sunday 18 April 2021. This activity is open to all ages and bookings are not required.

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Armchair Travel Challenge – all ages

Join our 8 week challenge from 1 April until 31 May 2021 to:

  • Discover the Fraser Coast
  • Explore Australia
  • Travel the World
  • Journey through Space

This new challenge is open to all ages, and participants can track their achievements through the online software Beanstack. Adults can register themselves or their children anytime during the challenge. 

Login or register on Beanstack

You can also download the Beanstack App to your mobile devices for convenience.

Download the IOS App

Download the Android App

The challenge has been broken up into 4 fortnightly themes, each with 4 online challenge badges.  Participants will go into a fortnightly draw for a prize pack. 

We will be offering Beanstack assistance sessions during the school holidays:

  • Wednesday  7 April  – Hervey Bay 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 8 April  – Howard 10am to 12pm, Burrum Heads 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday 9 April – Tiaro 10am to 12pm, Maryborough 2pm to 4pm

There are 16 activity badges to complete in total.  REMEMBER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES YOU MUST BE A LIBRARY MEMBER and an Australian citizen.   Click this link to join - https://frasercoast.beanstack.org

Don't forget to collect your free bag of takeaway craft activities each fortnight.  One bag per child..

 

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

 

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