Biggest Morning Tea @ Lithgow Library

Lithgow Library will once again be hosting the Biggest Morning Tea and we invite everyone to come along, have a cuppa and some yummy goodies for a small (or large!) donation and help raise funds for cancer research.

 

Thursday 23 May, 2019

 

10 am to 12 noon

Maths Fun in Libraries

Introduce numeracy skills to your pre-schooler in a fun and playful way at your local library!

Lithgow Library is partnering with the Smith Family to host four free play-based maths sessions for parents and their 3-5 year olds. This is a fun opportunity to begin exploring mathematical concepts with your child, such as measurement, counting, shapes, spatial awareness and more– through play, stories, songs and hands-on activities. Together with the facilitator you will develop your child’s foundational numeracy skills, a love of learning and a positive experience of maths in daily life.

For a large number of us, maths was the one subject we disliked at school and the thought of teaching maths to our children is a scary one. The sessions encourage the parent and child to discover how simple maths concepts can be, through activities utilising everyday objects and play. They also demonstrate just how much we use maths and how easily you can incorporate maths concepts into your child’s daily life.

“Parents and other family carers are their child’s first and most important teachers. If a child likes doing maths-type activities when they are little, then they are more likely to do well at school in maths. Young children learn best through play and investigation and that is what this program is all about,” said Mayor Cr. Ray Thompson.

The program consists of four weekly 1 hour sessions at Lithgow Library starting at 10.30am Friday 31 May 2019. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Please contact Lithgow Library on 63529100 if you and your child would like to participate.

 

Library & Information Week 2019

Lithgow Library invites you to participate in Library & Information Week from the 20th to 24th May 2019 when the library will be providing the first of a series of digital information sessions.

The convenience of electronic resources allows you to take a library with you anywhere on your personal device. From Rb Digital’s suite of eBooks, eMagazines and e-Audios to our streaming service, Beamafilm which is Australia’s premium movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices. The catalogue of movies has been carefully curated to include over 500 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you. Many of the films can only be found on Beamafilm.

Ziptales is an online literacy website, custom built by digital publishers with a background in teaching and with a mission to make reading fun for all primary age children. They offer over 550 modules of educational content including a ‘Preschool’ section (ages 3-5), a ‘Developing Literacy’ section (ages 5-8), and an ‘Extending Literacy’ section, (Years 3 to 6, ages 8-12).

The stories range from very simple texts at the beginner reader level, up to sophisticated narratives for older children. All Ziptales content is aligned to the National Curriculum and is designed for school, home and library use.

Haynes All Access is a database available for anyone with an interest in cars and motorcycles; from undertaking an oil change to understanding how our car works.

“Lithgow Library continues to provide exceptional resources and support to the Lithgow community. Beamafilm offers streaming of quality documentaries, films and Australian content while Ziptales offers educational puzzles, games and tools for children of all ages,” said Mayor Cr Ray Thompson.

You will need to be a member of the library to access these resources, so if you aren’t currently a member drop into any of the branches at Lithgow, Portland or Wallerawang to join.  Membership is free and is open to all residents of the Lithgow Council area. For more information contact the Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.