Children

Summer Reading Club - Ages 6-11 years
1 December, 2021 - 31 January, 2022

Summer Reading Club

Are you up for the challenge? Join our Summer Reading Club, read some great books and complete the challenges to go into the draw to win some great prizes! And don't forget to come into the library to collect your free takeaway activity pack.
Click here to find the Summer Reading Club Challenge


Scavenger Hunt - All Library branches - All ages - No bookings required

January 2022 holiday fun

Test your skills of observations to complete our scavenger hunt.
Come into one of our library branches, pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the front counter and go on the hunt for the Koala crew.                               
There is a range of images and QR codes hidden throughout the library. Your mission is to find all 9 and complete the scavenger hunt to collect your prize.                               
If you do not have a smart device to scan the QR codes to reveal the Koala crew, please check out an iPad at the Circulation counter. (Membership card is required and limited devices will be available to complete the task.)

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Amazing Race Around Australia Escape Room - All ages - No bookings required

Test your riddle solving skills to complete our online challenges.
Take on our brain teasing challenges by working through our online Amazing Race around Australia escape rooms. Upon completion you will be given a code word.
Pop into your local library branch, visit the circulation counter and tell the staff member your code word to receive a prize.

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: This activity will not be running until further notice.  Watch this page or Facebook for further updates. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This activity will not be running until further notice.  Watch this page or Facebook for further updates. 

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

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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