School holiday activities at Bellingen Shire libraries

Moira and Kevin Franklin
Moira and Kevin Franklin

The Autumn school holidays will see a range of activities for children at Bellingen Libraries. Easter and Autumn are the themes of the school holiday art and craft activities and children will be able to design and decorate their own creations.

"Undertaking arts and craft is great for child development and helps them to practice important skills such as coordination, fine motor skills and understanding shapes and colours", Shire Librarian Jill Haynes said.

In addition to the regular art and craft activities these holidays, Bellingen Library will also feature the keenly awaited annual ANZAC display facilitated by Kevin and Moira Franklin.

A highlight this year will be a mannequin wearing an Australian military nurses uniform from the conflict in Afghanistan. Throughout the day Kevin will be on hand to share his encyclopedic knowledge of military history and tell stories of the memorabilia on display. The display will be open from 10am to 3.30pm on Thursday April 18 at Bellingen Library.

Bellingen Library

Tuesday 16th April: 10.30am - 11.30am - Easter Craft Activities

Thursday 18th April: 10am - 3.30pm - ANZAC display

Tuesday 23rd April: 10.30am - 11.30am - Yarn Wrap Autumn Leaves

Urunga Library

Wednesday 17th April: 10.30am - midday - Easter Craft Activities

Wednesday 24th April 10.30am - midday - Yarn Wrap Autumn Leaves

Dorrigo Library

Wednesday 17th April 10.30am - 11.30am - Easter Egg Wreath

Wednesday 24th April 10.30am - 11.30am - Self Portrait Collage

Contact your local library for further information: Bellingen 6655 1744; Urunga 6655 6444; Dorrigo 6657 2234 or visit the library website for details of these and upcoming events.