Back to school this week, and if you would like to give your child a head start in literacy, or they need a bit of extra one-on-one assistance with their reading, consider booking your child into a Bookends Literacy Assist session.
The sessions are run after school, and last for 20 minutes.
The child will work with a senior whom they will "borrow" for the length of the session.
Children will read out loud, and the senior will offer help and encouragement.
The sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3pm until 5pm, and on Friday from 3pm until 4.20pm.
Places are limited so please ring the library on 67402190 or call in to book a place for your child.
Best of all, the program is free!
For the young, and the young at heart, the library hosts a Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter programme every Saturday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Bring your own handicrafts to "show and tell" and work on, and the library supplies colouring in books and templates, as well as colour pencils and crayons.
There's no age limit for this program - it's open for everyone - just come along and enjoy.
There are also games to enjoy, such as Trivia Pursuit, Scrabble, and other board games. The sessions are free, and no bookings are required - just come along and enjoy yourselves.
Some handicrafts books that may get you started with a new hobby include Hankie Couture: Handcrafted Fashions From Vintage Kandkerchiefs. Dress your dolls beautifully with easy to follow directions and lovely photos.
Making Fairy Tale Scenes by Sybille Adolphi introduces the techniques of needle felting. A-Z of Bullions has information about a special style of embroidery with over 120 different projects. Knitting With Giant Needles by Harna Charlotte Erhorn gives directions for projects such as lampshades, cat houses, stool covers, etc.
See you soon at the library.