Schools and kindergartens

Our team is committed to working with other professionals to foster a love of reading from an early age. We strive to engage young readers, children and youth to help them experience the library space and gain confidence in their own ability to discover and explore.

Collaborating with educators at kindergartens and schools means we can help introduce young people to the library’s magical potential for learning and fun.

Book a library tour for your group

Why not book a library tour for your kindergarten or school group?

Our specialist staff will work with you to create a tour experience to suit your group’s age range and learning objectives.

To find out more, or to book a tour, contact your local library direct.

Library programs

Our specialist Children’s and Youth Services Librarians can deliver a range of programs for kindergarten or school groups, either in the library or as outreach on-site at your school or kindergarten.

Interactive, lively and engaging, each program and workshop supports learning outcomes, skills development and exploration of curriculum-based themes.

Our program repertoire includes:

  • reading recommendations
  • storytelling sessions
  • exploring online databases
  • stop-motion animation, creative writing and poetry

These library programs are popular and you will need to book ahead. To find out more about program content and availability, please contact our Manager, Children’s & Youth Services.

Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope program is a unique cross-curricular program linked to the AusVELS with workshops held at Courthouse ARTS, Geelong Gallery, Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) and the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

Kaleidoscope offers students a chance to engage with these cultural spaces through interactive workshops that explore a single theme from a range of perspectives (visual arts, performing arts, creative writing). Booking enquiries should be directed to:  GPAC Youth and Education Program Coordinator.  Ph: 03 5225 1207

Remembering our ANZACs

Students will explore historic letters, articles, posters and photos as inspiration for a creative writing exercise where they will articulate what it was like to be a part of Gallipoli in the form of a letter home to loved ones. Biographical information and copies of letters written by soldiers and their families will be provided for students to use as a basis for the creative writing activity. Suitable for year 7 -12 students. To find out more about program content and availability, please contact our Manager, Children’s & Youth Services.

Digital Stories

Write. Read. Discover. Share. This creative writing workshop enables students to build their own book in minutes using Storybird, a unique language arts tool. This program uses art and illustration to inspire poetry and digital stories, helping students overcome the blank-page syndrome. Suitable for year 3 - 9 students. To find out more about program content and availability, please contact our Manager, Children’s & Youth Services.

Give a Voice to history

In this creative writing workshop, students will use a range of primary resources including photographs and diary entries from our heritage collection to give a voice to everyday people from Geelong's history. Suitable for year 4 - 9 students. To find out more about program content and availability, please contact our Manager, Children’s & Youth Services.

 

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