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School Holiday Activities with BCC Libraries

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BCC Craft Holiday Fun
Brisbane City Council libraries are recognised as a central resource and information hub for people of all ages. Along with the mass of books, magazines, DVD's and CD's available, there are a host of classes, workshops, writer groups, book clubs and special events scheduled throughout the year including a multitude of school holiday activities.

Dates for the upcoming school holidays for Queensland students are Saturday, 17 September to Sunday, 2 October 2011. With over 30 libraries located throughout the district of Brisbane, there are plenty of free school holiday activities to choose from like storytime readings, workshops, games and craft activities, puppet shows, animal shows and more.

BCC Gardening Workshops

Kitchen Gardening with Children
In this unique and informative workshop, children will learn how to help mum grow tasty and healthy food at home. Gain valuable information about gardening, the different types of edible plants and soil information.

Morag Gamble is the director of SEED International and is presenting this fun event. Morag's expertise is extensive having completed a Masters Degree in Environmental Education.

There are 5 Brisbane City Council libraries holding this event in the school holidays. Bookings are required. Reserve your place for any of the sessions below by phoning the Council on (07) 3403 8888.
Bracken Ridge Library: Saturday, 17 September, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Indooroopilly Library: Sunday, 18 September, 11am to 12pm
Brisbane Square Library: Tuesday, 20 September, 12pm to 1pm
Garden City Library: Tuesday, 20 September, 2pm to 3.30pm
Mitchelton Library: Wednesday, 28 September, 2pm to 4pm

Other gardening workshops scheduled for the school holidays are Backyard Organics for Families, Spring into Gardening and Hardy Food Plants for Brisbane Gardens. To view details on any of these workshops go to library events online.

Balloon Modelling Workshop
Come along to this fun and interactive workshop for children aged 8 years and upwards. Kids will learn all the basics of balloon modelling and participate in creating various balloon shapes. Two sessions are being held at the Chermside Library on Thursday, 22 September from 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm. Bookings are required. Phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.

Freda Frog's Pond storytime
Freda Frog's Pond by Judith Carter
Reserve your seat with the Garden City Library on Sunday, 18 September from 2pm to 3.30pm to meet author and illustrator Judith Carter. Children will enjoy a live reading from Judith's popular children's book 'Freda Frog's Pond' and participate by making their own Freda Frog. This event is ideal for children 5 years and under. Judith is more than happy to speak with parents about her book after the session. Bookings can be made by phoning (07) 3403 8888.

The variety of school holiday activities presented by the Brisbane City Council libraries are endless. Go to library events online to see the full range of events available.

All school holiday activities are free. Some events seat limited places so you will be required to make a booking for these with the Council by telephoning (07) 3403 8888.
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Why? Free activities to keep the kids entertained in the school holidays
When: All throuhgout the school holidays
Where: Brisbane City Council Library locations (throughout the whole Brisbane region)
Cost: Free
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