Adventure time at Campaspe Libraries

17 December 2019 - Media release

Campaspe Regional Library Services has a jam packed summer holiday program set to begin early in the New Year.

Library Services Manager, Jenny Mustey said daily activities guaranteed to entertain are available to children of all ages.

“Our summer holiday program planned across all five library services will provide children with opportunities to not only be entertained, but to learn, explore and be creative,” Ms Mustey said.

Activities inspired by current or past exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) feature throughout the program along with movie sessions, ‘crafternoons’, mug and plate decorating as well as pendant and keyring making.

This summer will also see the inclusion of a community based program ‘Our Community Adventure’, where children are encouraged complete a series of activities from mid-December right through to 23 January. This replaces the Summer Reading Club.

“The aim of the program is to encourage children to continue to read over summer. It also encourages children to get out and about, explore their local area in new and creative ways whilst keeping active and sharing thoughts and feelings with their families,” Ms Mustey said.

Children will be provided with a playing sheet and stickers and once an activity is finished, they mark it off with stickers.

“There will be small incentive prizes along the way and at the end we will hold a celebration party for children who have completed the playing sheet,” Ms Mustey said.

Major prizes are from a range of local attractions including Billabong Ranch, Gravity Shack, Echuca Paramount Theatre, Stand Up Paddle, Kyabram Fauna Park and the Rochester Sports Museum.

“We thank these businesses for providing great family and individual passes and to the Echuca Friends of the Library and the Kyabram Friends of the Library for their financial support towards the program,” Ms Mustey said.

The program includes:

Friday, 3 January

Echuca – 1pm, family movie ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Monday, 6 January

Kyabram – 10.30am, NGV: animal shapes

Echuca – 2.30pm, NGV: animal shapes

Tuesday, 7 January

Echuca – 10.30am, craft: personalised mugs

Echuca – 2.30pm, Osmo studio and masterpiece art

Kyabram – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: Rockin’ art

Wednesday, 8 January

Kyabram – 2.30pm, Osmo studio and masterpiece art

Echuca – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: Rockin’ art

Rushworth – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: Rockin’ art

Tongala – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: Rockin’ art

Rochester – 4 – 6pm, craft: personalised mugs

Thursday, 9 January

Tongala – 10.30am, NGV: make a friend

Echuca – 10.30am, NGV: shoe biz

Rochester – 2pm, NGV: animal shapes

Echuca – 2.30pm, Tech zone

Friday, 10 January

Echuca – 2.30pm, family movie ‘Toy Story 4’

Rochester – 2.30pm, Osmo studio and masterpiece art

Monday, 13 January

Kyabram – 10.30am, NGV: mystical creatures

Echuca – 2.30pm, NGV: mystery making

Tuesday, 14 January

Rochester – 10.30am, movie morning ‘Dora & the Lost City of Gold’

Echuca – 10.30am, candle making

Echuca – 2.30pm, Bunnings craft

Wednesday, 15 January

Echuca – 2pm, family movie “Dora & the Lost City of Gold’

Kyabram – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: Velvet art

Rushworth – 2.30 – 4.30pm, NGV: animal shapes

Tongala – 2.30pm, Osmo studio and masterpiece art

Echuca – 5.30 - 7pm, pizza and board games ($4 per person, bookings required)

Thursday, 16 January

Tongala – 10am – 12pm, craft: Velvet art

Kyabram – 11am, Animal of Oz (limit of 25 children)

Echuca – 10.30am, plate decorating

Rochester –1pm, Animal of Oz (limit of 25 children)

Echuca – 3pm, Animal of Oz (limit of 40 children)

Friday, 17 January

Rochester – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: Rockin’ art

Echuca – 2.30pm, family movie ‘Abominable’

Monday, 20 January

Kyabram – 10.30am candle making

Echuca – 2.30pm, craft: Velvet art

Tuesday, 21 January

Echuca – 10.30am, pendant and keyring making

Rochester – 10.30am, family movie ‘Toy Story 4’

Echuca – 2.30pm, family movie ‘Ugly Dolls’

Wednesday, 22 January

Echuca – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: wishing stones

Kyabram– 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: velvet art

Rushworth – 2.30 – 4.30pm, craft: velvet art

Thursday, 23 January

Kyabram – 10.30am, Let’s party

Tongala – 10.30am, Let’s party

Rochester – 2pm, Let’s party

Echuca – 2.30pm, Let’s party

Bookings can be made by calling 5481 2400. Further information on the holiday program is available at www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/library