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Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities - 14 to 18 January

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Choc-a-block with creativity
Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Scavenger Hunt, Story Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, 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
An exciting range of activities and workshops - Image: gustavorezende to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Christmas and New Year festivities are but a memory and the school holidays seem to be stretching out before us, like a never-ending story. So, what to do to keep the young ones entertained and having fun.

Sunshine Coast Libraries have an exciting range of activities and workshops to engage young hands and minds, allowing creative flair to sparkle. Children will have the opportunity to delve into the world of virtual reality; or try their hand at becoming a movie director at one of the Stop-Go animation sessions; or perhaps a Frankentoy workshop would be more up their alley, giving them the opportunity to create their very own hair-raising creatures at a Frankentoy workshop.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Scavenger Hunt, Story Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, 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
Allow creative flair to sparkle! Image: rawpixel to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Whatever your children's' preferences, Sunshine Coast Libraries have heaps of holiday activities to choose from. All activities and workshops are FREE and in some instances, registration is required to ensure a spot is booked. Here's a guide in date order as to what is happening, when and where, plus links to enable registration. Please see a detailed guide for FREE activities for the week of Monday 7 January to Friday 11 January here.

✵ Activity day | all ages
Monday 14 January | All libraries | details here, no booking required

An Activity day programme is all about finding words, puzzles and colouring-in to keep the children entertained.

✵ Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Monday 14 January | 10.00am to 11.00am
Beerwah Library | details here, no registration 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, Scavenger Hunt, Story Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, 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
Heaps and heaps of craft materials - Image: freestocks to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


✵ Fantastic Beasts | 6 - 12 years
Monday 14 January | 10.00am to 11.00am
Nambour Library | registration essential, book here


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

✵ Virtual Reality Build | 10 - 14 years
Tuesday 15 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Caloundra Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Tuesday 15 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Caloundra Library | registration essential, book here


Two workshops at different times, where the children can build their own cardboard headset to delve into the world of virtual reality.

✵ Geckoes Wildlife | 6 - 12 years
Tuesday 15 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Coolum Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Tuesday 15 January | 12.00noon - 1.00pm
Maroochydore Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Tuesday 15 January | 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Nambour Library | registration essential, book here


Three Geckoes Wildlife workshops are being held at three different locations on the same day, enabling children to meet 'n greet a wide range of animals that are able to adapt in intriguing ways. I wonder who we might meet amongst the menagerie of animals…

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Scavenger Hunt, Story Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, 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
One never knows who you might meet at the library ...


✵ Ozobots | 8 - 12 years
Wednesday 16 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Caloundra Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Wednesday 16 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Caloundra Library | registration essential, book here


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

✵ Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Wednesday 16 January | 9.30am - 11.00am
Maleny Library | details here, no registration required

✵ Wednesday 16 January | 10.00am - 11.30am
Kawana Library | details here, no registration required


Two locations with an hour and a half of creative fun, where children will make their own masterpieces, utilising heaps and heaps of craft materials.

✵ Stop-Go Animation | 8 - 14 years
Wednesday 16 January | 10.00am - 11.30am
Maroochydore Library | registration essential, book here


Stop-Go Animation is intended for slightly older children, who will have the opportunity to create their very own dinosaur-themed Stop-Go movie using LEGO bricks.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Scavenger Hunt, Story Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, 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
Stop-Go Animation using LEGO - Image: blickpixel to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


✵ Virtual Reality Build | 10 - 14 years
Thursday 17 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Thursday 17 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here


For older children, the Virtual Reality Build will enable them to build their own cardboard headset to dive head first into the world of virtual reality.

✵ Stop-Go Animation | 8 - 14 years
Thursday 17 January | 9.30am - 11.00am
Maleny Library | registration essential, book here


For slightly older children, who will have the opportunity to create their very own dinosaur-themed Stop-Go movie using LEGO bricks.

✵ Frankentoys | 9 - 12 years
Thursday 17 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Coolum 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.

Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities, workshops, creative, Scavenger Hunt, Story Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, 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
If workshops are not your cup of tea, libraries are fabulous for reading ... for everybody!


✵ Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Thursday 17 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Nambour Library | details here, no registration required


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

✵ Beastly Shadow Puppets | 7 - 10 years
Thursday 17 January | 10.00am - 11.30am
Caloundra Library | registration essential, book here

✵ Thursday 17 January | 10.00am - 11.30am
Kawana Library | registration essential, book here


A workshop where children can show their creative flair by creating their very own beastly shadow puppet - parents please note the two different locations on the same day.

✵ Fantastic Beasts | 6 - 12 years
Friday 18 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Maroochydore Library | registration essential, book here


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

✵ Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Friday 18 January | 10.30am - 11.30am
Kenilworth Library | details here, no registration 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, Scavenger Hunt, Story Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, 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
Image: rawpixel to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


This school holiday guide is for the week of Monday 14 to Friday 18 January 2019 and is choc-a-block with 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? For fun and creative sparkle
When: Monday 14 January to Friday 18 January
Phone: (07) 5475-8989
Where: Sunshine Coast Libraries
Cost: FREE
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Great ideas... thanks Elaine
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