Libraries need Friends – it’s just that simple. In fact, throughout New South Wales many public libraries were established through the efforts of community members who understood the value of libraries to their communities and also understood that libraries need community support to thrive.
Friends of the Wagga Wagga City Library (FOTL) undertake activities which focus on their collective interest in libraries, books and reading. They provide support for events and resources that improve services and programs offered by the library.
In the past 12 months FOTL has supported many library initiatives, from resourcing Library LEGOLAND and assisting with deliveries to house-bound borrowers, to being a major sponsor of One Book One Wagga, our community-wide big book club.
FOTL also supports a variety of one-off events and activities. Recently to celebrate National Science Week they purchased two eight-inch Dobsonian telescopes which will continue to be available to approved community groups and schools into the future.
Our Friends group has supported many programs for pre-schoolers and their families, including multicultural story times and annual Christmas events. They have also helped to bring many visiting artist and performers for kids’ holiday entertainment and enjoyment.
If you have ever asked yourself how you could make the library even better, then why not consider joining FOTL? Membership forms are available at the Library or you can download them from the Wagga Wagga City Library website, by selecting the About Your Library tab then choosing The friends of the Library.
Annual family membership is a very reasonable $15. We look forward to seeing you at our next FOTL meeting Tuesday October 13 at 5pm.
Young children are already great scientists without even knowing it.
This four-part program is designed for children aged 5 to 8 (primary school Years K-2) and an accompanying parent or support adult.
If your child is passionate about science and investigation, then Little Bang Discovery Club is for them. This fun-filled program combines everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods that children and their accompanying parents will thoroughly enjoy.
There are many benefits for young kids learning about science. Science teaches youngsters a combination of skills for life such as problem-solving, researching, patience and perseverance. It also encourages children to be inquisitive, ask questions and ponder possible solutions.
Little Bangs Discovery Club is a short-course membership-only program. The aim of the program is to instill confidence in asking and answering questions, through a series of hands-on genuine science-based educational workshops and at-home activities.
The club is limited to 20 members per program. Members will meet for four sessions, each Thursday in November from 4pm to 5.15pm in the library’s Community Learning Space. The first session will be held November 5.
Membership costs $35 per participant.
When you become a member of Little Bang Discovery Club you will receive admission to all four workshops. You will also be given a Little Bang Discovery Box to take home each week, with a load of exciting items and activities to explore between sessions – and best of all, yours to keep.
The program will be delivered by library program officers who are fully accredited though the Children’s Discovery Museum.
Monday 11am -6pm
Tues-Fri 10am- 6pm
Saturday 10am- 4pm
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