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Sunshine Coast Libraries' FREE Holiday Activities - 7 to 11 January

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Keep young minds and hands busy
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
FREE Holiday Activities with Sunshine Coast Libraries


School's out, Christmas and New Year festivities are behind us and now we're looking for some good, wholesome, creative fun to keep the kids entertained during the rest of the school holidays.

Sunshine Coast Libraries have an exciting FREE range of activities and workshops to keep young hands and minds very busy. Children will have the opportunity to ferret 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
Heaps of activities to choose from - Image: rawpixel to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Whatever your childrens' 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 and when, plus links to enable FREE registration.

✵ Scavenger Hunt | all ages
All school holidays | All libraries | details here, registration not required


Children can challenge themselves to find all the hidden characters and to check them off as they find them in the library.

✵Story Walk | all ages
All school holidays | Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens | details here, registration not required


A Story Walk is an innovative way to experience a children's picture book. The pages of a picture book are enlarged and spread along an outdoor or large indoor space. Children and their families move through the space, from one page to another, to read the book. The Story Walk features 'Koalas eat gum leaves' by Sunshine Coast writer/illustrator duo, Laura and Philip Bunting.

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
'Koalas eat gum leaves' is the story for the Story Walk


✵Activity Day | all ages
Monday 7 January | All libraries | details here, registration not required


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

✵Ozobots | 8 - 12 years
Monday 7 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here


✵Monday 7 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here


Two workshops, two time slots where children will get to learn all about the tiny tinker robots, using fun activity sheets and coloured markers.

✵Virtual Reality Build | 10 - 14 years
Tuesday 8 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Kawana Library | registration essential, book here


✵Tuesday 8 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Kawana Library | registration essential, book here


Two workshops where children will build their own cardboard headset to delve into the world of virtual reality.

✵Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Tuesday 8 January | 9.30am - 11.00am
Maroochydore Library | details here, registration not required


Children will have one and a half hours of creative fun, making their own masterpiece, utilising 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
Creative fun! Image: gloriak2700 to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Curious Creatures Storytime | 2 - 8 years
Wednesday 9 January | 9.00am - 10.00am
Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens | details here, registration not required


Stories and fun adventures in the great outdoors.

✵Beastly Shadow Puppets | 7 - 10 years
Wednesday 9 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Coolum Library | registration essential, book here


A workshop to create your very own beastly shadow puppet.

✵Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Wednesday 9 January | 9.30am - 11.00am
Maleny Library | details here, registration not required


Children will have one and a half hours of creative fun, making their own masterpiece, utilising craft materials.

✵Beastly Shadow Puppets | 7 - 10 years
Wednesday 9 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Nambour Library | registration essential, book here


Participants will create their very own beastly shadow puppet.

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
Stories and fun adventures


✵Stop-Go Animation | 8 - 14 years
Wednesday 9 January | 10.00am - 11.30am
Kawana Library | registration essential, book here


How awesome is this! Participants get to create their very own dinosaur themed stop-go movie using LEGO bricks in the Stop-Go Animation Workshop.

✵Fantastic Beasts | 6 - 12 years
Thursday 10 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Coolum Library | registration essential, book here


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

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


✵Thursday 10 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Maroochydore Library | registration essential, book here


Children will create their own cardboard headset and delve into the world of virtual reality at these two workshops at Maroochydore Library.

✵Frankentoys | 9 - 12 years
Thursday 10 January | 9.30 - 11.00am
Maleny Library | registration essential, book here


Children get to mash hard toys together to make weird and wonderfully creepy creatures, using tape and hot glue.

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


✵Fantastic Beasts | 6 - 12 years
Thursday 10 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here


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

✵Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Thursday 10 January | 10.00am - 11.30am
Caloundra Library | details here, registration not required


Children will have one and a half hours of creative fun, making their own masterpiece, utilising craft materials.

✵Ozobots | 8 - 12 years
Friday 11 January | 9.30am - 10.30am
Nambour Library | registration essential, book here


✵Friday 11 January | 11.00am - 12.00noon
Nambour Library | registration essential, book here


Fun and games where children will get to learn all about the tiny tinker robots, using activity sheets and coloured markers.

✵Fantastic Beasts | 6 - 12 years
Friday 11 January | 10.00am - 11.00am
Kawana 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, 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
Children can create their own dinosaur-themed Stop-Go animation - Image: rawpixel to Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


✵Create Station | 5 - 10 years
Friday 11 January | 10.30am - 11.30am
Kenilworth Library | details here, registration not required


Children will have so much creative fun, making their own masterpiece whilst utilising craft materials.

✵Stop-Go Animation | 8 - 14 years
Friday 11 January | 10.30am - 12.00noon
Beerwah Library | registration essential, book here


Participants get to create their very own dinosaur-themed Stop-Go movie using LEGO bricks.

The Sunshine Coast Libraries' school holiday guide is for the week of Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 11 January 2019 and is 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.

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
FREE activities and workshops are all courtesy of Sunshine Coast Libraries - Image: Sunshine Coast Libraries FB


All images courtesy of www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and Sunshine Coast Libraries Facebook, unless otherwise indicated
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Why? To participate in a range of FREE activities and workshops to keep young hands and minds busy
When: Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 11 January 2019
Phone: (07) 5475-8989
Where: Sunshine Coast Libraries
Cost: FREE
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