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Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities - 21 to 25 January

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Fill the last week of school holidays with free fun
Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Activity day, Ozobots, Beerwah Library, Virtual Reality Build, Kawana Library, Create Station, Maroochydore Library, Curious Creatures Storytime, Beastly Shadow Puppets, Coolum Library, Maleny Library, Nambour Library, Stop-Go Animation, Fantastic Beasts, Frankentoys, Caloundra Library, Kenilworth Library, Snake Boss, Snake Sheila
Free activities and workshops for the final week of the summer school holidays


I feel fairly certain that as we approach the final weeks of the school holidays, parents start scratching their heads to come up with some additional creative fun ways to keep the children entertained. Once everything has been 'done'; all the touristy 'stuff' has been accomplished; school books and uniforms have been sorted, there is still the 'small' consideration of what on earth to do, to keep little hands and minds busy, that won't cost the proverbial 'arm and a leg'.

Luckily for us, Sunshine Coast Libraries have their ongoing FREE holiday activities at various Sunshine Coast libraries, ensuring that for a few hours every day, children can be kept busy with creative workshops and activities.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Activity day, Ozobots, Beerwah Library, Virtual Reality Build, Kawana Library, Create Station, Maroochydore Library, Curious Creatures Storytime, Beastly Shadow Puppets, Coolum Library, Maleny Library, Nambour Library, Stop-Go Animation, Fantastic Beasts, Frankentoys, Caloundra Library, Kenilworth Library, Snake Boss, Snake Sheila
Busy creative workshops - Image: rawpixel to Pixabay


If you are interested in what is happening this week, from Monday 14 January to Friday 18 January, please click here. For FREE holiday activities for next week, Monday 21 January to Friday 25 January, taking parents right up to the Australia Day weekend, please see below.

✵Activity day | all ages
Monday 21 January | During library opening hours
All libraries | details here, no booking required


An Activity day programme is all about word searching, puzzles and keeping busy with colouring-in - plenty of entertainment to keep the little ones amused.

✵Snake Boss | 6 - 12 years
Monday 21 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here


Julie Baker aka the Snake Sheila, is the star of Animal Planet's TV series Snake Boss and is bringing some of her favourite Aussie reptiles to this very exciting workshop. Please book quickly to avoid disappointment. At the time of writing, the Snake Boss workshops at Caloundra and Kawana Library were both fully booked out for Monday 21 January, with only Beerwah Library showing availability.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Activity day, Ozobots, Beerwah Library, Virtual Reality Build, Kawana Library, Create Station, Maroochydore Library, Curious Creatures Storytime, Beastly Shadow Puppets, Coolum Library, Maleny Library, Nambour Library, Stop-Go Animation, Fantastic Beasts, Frankentoys, Caloundra Library, Kenilworth Library, Snake Boss, Snake Sheila
Only one of three Snake Boss workshops still has space - Image: Julie Baker - The Snake Sheila FB


✵Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Tuesday 22 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Coolum Library | details here, no booking required


An hour of creative fun, where children will make their own masterpieces, utilising heaps and heaps of craft materials.

✵Virtual Reality Build | 10 - 14 years
Tuesday 22 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Nambour Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Tuesday 22 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Nambour Library | registration essential, book here


For older children, the two Virtual Reality Build workshops will enable them to build their own cardboard headset to delve into the world of virtual reality.

✵Beastly Shadow Puppets | 7 - 10 years
Tuesday 22 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here


✵ Tuesday 22 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Maroochydore Library | registration essential, book here


The Beastly Shadow Puppets have two workshops at two different library locations. Children can show their own unique creative flair by creating a scary, beastly shadow puppet.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Activity day, Ozobots, Beerwah Library, Virtual Reality Build, Kawana Library, Create Station, Maroochydore Library, Curious Creatures Storytime, Beastly Shadow Puppets, Coolum Library, Maleny Library, Nambour Library, Stop-Go Animation, Fantastic Beasts, Frankentoys, Caloundra Library, Kenilworth Library, Snake Boss, Snake Sheila
All sorts of activities to keep little minds busy - Image: gloriak2700 to Pixabay


✵Ozobots | 8 - 12 years
Wednesday 23 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Maroochydore Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Wednesday 23 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Maroochydore Library | registration essential, book here


At these two Ozobot workshops at Maroochydore Library, children will get to learn all about the tiny tinker robots, using fun activity sheets and coloured markers with these two workshops at Caloundra.

✵Beastly Shadow Puppets | 7 - 10 years
Wednesday 23 January | 9.30am - 11.00am
Maleny Library | registration essential, book here


Children can show their own unique creative flair at the Beastly Shadow Puppets workshop, by creating a scary, beastly shadow puppet.

✵Fantastic Beasts | 6 - 12 years
Wednesday 23 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Caloundra Library | registration essential, book here


A workshop with activities and trivia based on the Fantastic Beasts wizarding world.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Activity day, Ozobots, Beerwah Library, Virtual Reality Build, Kawana Library, Create Station, Maroochydore Library, Curious Creatures Storytime, Beastly Shadow Puppets, Coolum Library, Maleny Library, Nambour Library, Stop-Go Animation, Fantastic Beasts, Frankentoys, Caloundra Library, Kenilworth Library, Snake Boss, Snake Sheila
You never know who you might meet at these FREE workshops


✵Frankentoys | 9 - 12 years
Wednesday 23 January | 10.00am - 11.30am
Kawana Library | registration essential, book here


Using tape and hot glue, older children will be able to mash hard toys together to make weird and wonderfully creepy creatures ... Frankentoys.

✵Virtual Reality Build | 10 - 14 years
Thursday 24 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Coolum Library | registration essential, book here


✵ Thursday 24 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Coolum Library | registration essential, book here


For older children, the two Virtual Reality Build workshops will enable them to build their own cardboard headset to delve into the world of virtual reality.

✵Fantastic Beasts | 6 - 12 years
Thursday 24 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Maleny Library | registration essential, book here


A workshop with activities and trivia based on the Fantastic Beasts wizarding world.

✵Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Friday 25 January | 10.30am - 11.30am
Kenilworth Library | details here, no booking required


An hour of creative fun, where children will make their own masterpieces, utilising heaps and heaps of craft materials.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Activity day, Ozobots, Beerwah Library, Virtual Reality Build, Kawana Library, Create Station, Maroochydore Library, Curious Creatures Storytime, Beastly Shadow Puppets, Coolum Library, Maleny Library, Nambour Library, Stop-Go Animation, Fantastic Beasts, Frankentoys, Caloundra Library, Kenilworth Library, Snake Boss, Snake Sheila
Creative fun - Image: rawpixel to Pixabay


A week filled with guaranteed fun, games and creativity. All activities and workshops are FREE, but where the writer has mentioned that 'registration is essential', parents should ensure that online booking is done for children to secure their spot.

Please allow plenty of time for travel and parking as Sunshine Coast Libraries may transfer a booking to another attendee or deny entry to latecomers.



All images courtesy of www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and Sunshine Coast Libraries Facebook unless otherwise indicated.
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Why? To keep little hands and minds busy for the last week of the school holidays
When: Monday 21 January to Friday 25 January
Phone: (07) 5475-8989
Where: Sunshine Coast Libraries
Cost: FREE
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