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New Year joy: free fun activities for kids in our libraries

Design your own 3D glow in the dark object, get up close with backyard bugs and make silly sock puppets or cardboard creatures at Campbelltown’s four libraries during the upcoming school holidays.

The free action packed program starts from this Wednesday, January 2, and offers a diverse range of activities to keep the children busy during the remainder of the school holidays.

“Our public libraries are offering a diverse program of free events to appeal to school children of all ages and interests,’’ says Mayor George Brticevic.

“The program also highlights the important role that public libraries play in our community,’’ Cr Brticevic said.

“Our libraries are a unique and valuable resource but they are also great places to visit during the school holidays because they offer opportunities for educational play and fun,’’ he said.

If you, your family and friends are going stir crazy at home after Christmas and New Year’s Day, don’t despair because the libraries will host Games Week between this Wednesday and Sunday (January 6).

Visit Campbelltown’s HJ Daley Library, Eagle Vale Library, Greg Percival Library, Ingleburn and Glenquarie Library, Macquarie Fields to play a variety of board games during Games Week.

But wait, kids, there’s more. Lots more.

Release your inner Geppetto and do some puppeteering at Paper Plate Puppets at Greg Percival Library, Ingleburn from 10.45am to 12pm, next Wednesday, January 9.

Watch the movie Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (pictured at left) at Glenquarie Library, Macquarie Fields from 2pm to 3.30pm, on Friday, January 11 or make your own silly sock puppets a week later from 11am on Friday, January 18.

Kids aged between five and 12 will have the chance to hold and touch a range of creepy crawlies at Backyard Bugs with Rangers on the Run at Campbelltown’s HJ Daley Library from 1.45pm to 3pm, on Wednesday, January 16.

Children from age 12 to 18 can learn the basics of 3D printing and let their imaginations go wild when they create a 3D glow in the dark object at Eagle Vale Library from 2pm to 3.30pm, on Thursday, January 17.

Even though the activities are free it’s best to book your place; bookings can be made online through Eventbrite at


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