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1000 Books before School

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1000 Books before School is open for registration! This is a program which encourages parents and carers to read 1000 books with their children before they begin school.

Reading to preschool aged children has been shown to develop early literacy by building vocabulary and language skills that are essential for learning to read.

Visit your local Hobsons Bay library branch and register to join the program where you will receive your first reading record for your child. You will also go in the draw to win picture books to use along the way.

Throughout your journey, your child will receive special stickers after every 100 books read, plus a reward at 100, 250, 500, 750 and 1000 books.

For more information, head to our 1000 Books page.

 

Storytime, Baby Bounce and Wriggle and Read

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Please note: these sessions are run only during school terms.

Download the schedule for 2018. 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Altona    Wriggle and Read 
10.30am
 

Storytime 
10.30am

   
Altona Meadows

Wriggle and Read
2pm

 

Storytime 
10.30am

  Baby Bounce 
10.30am
 
Altona North  

Storytime
10.30am

  Wriggle and Read 
10.30am
   
Newport Wriggle and Read 
9.30am
  Baby Bounce 
9.30am
 

Storytime 
9.30am

 
Williamstown

Baby Bounce
10.30am

  Wriggle and Read 
10.30am
   

Storytime 
10.30am

 

  Baby Bounce
  Wriggle and Read
      Storytime

 

 

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Whether you are a new chess player or looking to improve your existing skills, Chess Club is the place for you.

Young people are encouraged to share their chess knowledge, chat and make new friends. You may be our next Grandmaster!

Chess Club is open to all primary and secondary aged children.

Every Friday during term
4pm to 5pm

Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
No bookings required.

 

 

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Do you have an interest in all things Minecraft? Looking for a space to hone your crafting and creative side? Monthly Minecraft Meets are run by young people for young people and is open to primary and secondary school students aged eight to twelve.

Altona North: First Wednesday of every month.

Altona Meadows: Third Wednesday of every month.

See here for dates and bookings

 

 

Engaging with Place

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Free playgroup for children aged 0 to 5 years old.

Engaging with Place is a facilitated playgroup for children and their families.

Children will learn through play-based experiences that will take place in their local, community environments.

Engaging with Place is facilitated by a qualified early childhood or primary teacher and pre-service teachers from Victoria University.

Tuesdays - 20 and 27 March, 17 and 24 April, 1 May

Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre - 9.30am to 11.30am

Altona North Community Library - 1pm to 3pm

Bookings not required. 

 

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