Are your little ones curious about the world? Do they want to know more about the night sky, or how sound travels? We’re excited to announce that library members can now borrow one of 12 different Spark! Discovery Boxes – themed, age appropriate science and nature kits. There are two ranges available:
• Spark! Discover Boxes are designed for ages 8-12. Boxes include ‘Light and Colour’, ‘Mini Beasts’ and even a proper telescope!
• Spark! Junior Boxes are designed for ages 3-5. Boxes include ‘Magnetism’, ‘Life Cycles’ and ‘Sound’.
Each activity is carefully researched and comes with helpful notes to explain the activity. These boxes are designed to be used with adult supervision and participation – they’re a great family activity.
These kits are currently available at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, however you can place a reservation online and the kit will be available for collection at your local branch or mobile library.
Please note, as we anticipate high demand for these boxes the loan period is one week, with a limit of one kit per membership.
We encourage you to reserve a kit online - you will need your membership card and password.
These kits have been made available thanks to the support of Inspiring Australia - National Networks, The Royal Society of Victoria and State Government of Victoria Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions.
Here is Eliza (5) checking out the 'Light and Colour' box.
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Due to local council elections, Geelong Regional Libraries will be in caretaker mode until 24 October. This means we'll be posting on social media and our website less often, and only covering regular programs and operational matters.
Plans are progressing for the exciting new Queenscliffe Hub, which will house the Library, Museum and Visitor Information Centre. The new facility will be a wonderful resource and shared space for the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale communities.
From Friday 18 September, our Click & Deliver service will only be available to library members who meet eligibility criteria as a ‘vulnerable person’ or who cannot access our new Click & Collect service.
City of Greater Geelong is planning for the delivery of a new Drysdale library.
We’re excited to announce a new Instagram profile to help fans of Young Adult fiction discover new books: @checked.in.ya!
Introducing the new-look What’s On at the Library brochure, available to view on our website now!