A substantial upgrade almost doubled the available floor area in the Torquay Library, providing more space for seating and programs, shelf space for collections, plus an increase to 12 public use computers with internet access. The refurbished library was officially opened on 13 February 2013 by the Hon Jeanette Powell MP and the Surf Coast Mayor Libby Coker. Located in Beach Road, in the north west corner of Surf City, the entrance is located beside the Surf World Museum and Community Hall.
Baby Time: Every Tuesday 2.30pm, except during January.
Toddler Time: Every Wednesday 10.30am, during school terms.
Preschool Story Time: Every Monday 10.30am, during school terms.
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Feeling creative? Create your own GIFs using images and video. Experiment with a wide range of filters and become an instant GIF magician. Ages 12+
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading. No booking required. For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Sign up for Code Club, and learn how to master Scratch to make your own computer games, animations and websites. Bookings for this weekly program are essential as places are strictly limited. To get the most from this program, participants need to attend all sessions.
For bookings, please contact:
Ages 9-11 years.
Join us as we celebrate Library and Information Week with this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime. Come along for a special presentation of The Cow Tripped Over the Moon written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. All ages. No bookings required.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Join us for sing-a-long stories and create your very own rubber-band guitar. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Do you enjoy playing with words and making up silly stories? Get ready for an hour of crazy word fun as we play games such asConsequence, Telephone Pictionary, Exquisite CorpseandMad Libs! Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
Discover how to create incredible nail art using newspaper print. Ages 12+
Help Mo, the OSMO Monster, bring your drawings to life and watch them become part of his magical, animated world. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Enjoy the incredible tales of Elephant and Piggie written by Mo Willems and make your own Elephant and Piggiebook to take home. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 5+
Let us show you how to use the library's greenscreen kit to create impossible photos to share with family and friends!
Learn simple calligraphy techniques to make a special decorative wall hanging to take home. Please ensure an accompanying adult is present during children's library events. Ages 8+
Using your tablet, and the library's resources, learn about different mindfulness and meditation resources available to you.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Young children are scientists without even knowing it. This fun-filled 4-session program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. This program has been designed for children to share with their parent/carer. Ages 3-5 years.
Find out why iPads are so popular and learn some secrets to help you get the most out of your device. Bring along your own iPad or use one provided by the library.
Mix it up with after-school activities including tech challenges, art, craft, games, LEGO and more. No booking required. Ages 8+
Come along for a fun filled session of songs and rhymes for babies. Sessions run all year except for January. No bookings required. For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. No bookings required. For a complete downloadable timetable of all our story times across all of our branches, please visit the following page grlc.vic.gov.au/learn/little-readers/events-little-readers
Come and chat about the books you have been reading, hear recommendations and meet new people. No booking required.
A delicious new way to socialise with fellow food lovers as well as share recipes and cooking tips. Each month will focus on a different food topic. Please bring along a recipe and library staff can photocopy it for you to share. March – International cuisine, April – Birthday and celebration cakes, May – Gluten free cooking. Bookings not required.