Take off at the library this week as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Come on in and take a look at our display stand, which features some rare books about the moon landing that have been lent to the library by one of our clients.
Books include First man in the moon by H. G. Wells and How to be a space explorer: your out-of-this-world adventure writtenby Mark Brake, and published by Lonely Planet Kids. There's also Exploring space robots by Deborah Kops andSpacecraft and the journey into space by Raman Prinja - a fun book filled not only with facts, but with easy science experiments for children to try.
The school holiday program is in full swing, with a different handicraft each day for older children Tuesday-Thursday from 3.30pm.
Bookings are essential for the older children so please ring the library on 67402190 to secure a place for your child. There's also a $3 charge per session.
On Thursday, Gunnedah shire mayor Jamie Chaffey will visit the library at 3pm to present certificates to all the young readers participating in the 1,000 Books After School literacy program.
More than 29 children have reached milestones of 50, 100, 250, 500 and 750 books, which is no mean achievement! After the presentation, there'll be afternoon tea, and then the school holiday program.
Younger children can come along Tuesday-Thursday from 10.30am to enjoy winter-themed stories and a simple handicraft. Bookings are necessary.