City of Armadale

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Services and Facilities

Activities for Children

Activities for Children

Storytime

Help your child to love reading by joining the fun-filled Storytime sessions at City of Armadale libraries.

The half-hour sessions involve singing, reading and crafts for preschool-aged children. They help foster a love of reading while at the same time stimulating the imagination and encouraging social interaction with other children.

Storytime is held from 10.30am to 11am on Mondays at Kelmscott Library, Tuesdays at Armadale Library, and Thursdays at Seville Grove Library.

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime is held during Llibrary and Information Week in May each year. It is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to promote the value of reading and literacy and the role of libraries. The City of Armadale Libraries together with other libraries across Australia simultaneously read the same story at the same time and often have activities and refreshments served afterwards.

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School visits

Teachers are welcome to bring a class group to visit any of the City's libraries. Alternatively we can arrange for a staff member to visit your school to talk about the services on offer at your local library. For more information contact one of the City's libraries.

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Armadale Young Writers Award

This writing competition was launched in 2011 and is held annually.

Commencing in June each year, it is open to children in years 3 to 10 who reside or attend school in the City of Armadale.

This competition has 2 categories

  • General Creative Writing (Prose only)

    For this category you can write about anything that captures your imagination.

  • Living in Armadale (Prose only)

    For this category, write about where you live in or around Armadale. Write about special places in Armadale, special events and things you like about the place. Your story will become part of the City's history.

Prior to the commencement of the competition, 4 free writing workshops will be held for students who live or attend school in the City of Armadale.

Full details about the competition and library workshops are now available here.

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Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week is celebrated each year between mid and late August. It aims to encourage children to read and enjoy quality literature. For more information contact one of the City's libraries.

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School Holiday Activity Sessions

The City's libraries offer a variety of activities to keep children occupied during school holidays. All activities are fun and are based around themes that promote reading.

Ripper Readers

Year 1 students across the municipality are invited to join the City's Ripper Readers Club.

The Club was established in 2004 to help young children develop reading and language skills by visiting their local libraries, borrowing books and taking part in a range of activities.

Every child that joins the Ripper Readers Club will receive a goodie bag containing bookmarks, stickers and information on a range of rewards and special membership benefits.

To find out more contact one of the City's libraries.

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