If you’re in Sydney and looking for something to do with the kids this weekend then maybe a trip to the State Library of New South Wales is the answer? Not only is there the beautiful new Children’s Library to explore but on Sunday February 23, there will be a full day of family fun. From 10am – 3pm there will be storytelling, author workshops, arts and crafts and much more. You can take a look at the full event program on the State Library of New South Wales website here.
Author Tania McCartney will introduce you to Evie and Pog, the two main characters in her new beginner reader series. This will be an interactive session and kids will enjoy a story from the book, eye-popping videos of the books’ illustrations in process, draw their own versions of Evie and Pog, and make finger puppets to take home.
Sue Whiting will also host a session where participants will be taken on a wild story journey: on an icebreaker ship traversing the Southern Ocean, trekking across ice fields and glaciers in Antarctica, battling through a raging blizzard, and finally taking shelter in an ice cave … Along the way, they will discover what it takes to make a story both authentic and gripping, and will explore the special tools writers employ to make their stories sparkle. The session will involve interactive storytelling and audience participation.
For very young visitors there will be two sessions where they can listen to stories, rhymes and have lots of interactive fun. Kids will also be creating a garden full of paper flowers and insects, there will be books to share, puzzles to do and lots of bookish fun to be had.
Along with all of that, the whole family will enjoy The Exhibition Adventure Tours that reveal some the fascinating stories behind the library’s collection and you can linger in the Children’s Library and catch up on some reading.
Sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend with your little booklovers!
What: Family Sunday
When: Sunday, 23 February 10am – 3pm
Where: State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney
If you can’t make it this Sunday then you will be pleased to know that there is Storytime in our new Children’s Library every Monday (during term time) from 10.30am to 11am. Pre-schools and parent groups can also book an onsite excursion Stories in Surprising Places, a fun-filled themed program where pre-schoolers hear fascinating stories and make craft to take home.
To book and for more information about the event please visit the website: sl.nsw.gov.au