Have you ever wished you could give your favourite Australian book a prize, or maybe wondered if other kids loved a book as much as you? Thanks to the Kids Own Australian Literature Awards young people can nominate their most-loved Aussie books and see which other titles make the shortlist, then vote for their favourite!
Activities and Events for Children at BSL
In addition to a broad range of texts to meet the needs of young Library patrons, Big Sky Libraries regularly runs events for young people in school terms, as well as during school term breaks.
Below are some of the regular activities that are held for young people, at some of our branches.
Babies and Books – Share a love of books and reading with your child at this session especially developed for children 1-5 years old.
Baby Bounce – A session of interactive rhymes and movement aimed at 0-2 year olds and their carers.
Storytime – Aimed at 3-5 year olds and their carers, enjoy a range of children’s stories followed by a themed craft activity. Special storytimes are held throughout the year to coincide with recognised or celebrated events.
Code Club – A one-hour session of creativity, craft and collaboration around programming skills for young people 8 years old and above. Held during the school term, bookings are required for Code Club.
Book Clubs – There are three book clubs for young people, that meet at different times during the school term.
Books & Babies – A program for parents, and children aged 0-5 years.
After School Activities – Fun activities for school aged children. Come along for a fun filled afternoon on specified days, no bookings required.
To find out what children’s activities are happening at your local branch and when, check out What’s On
Chosen by adults, the Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book Awards are recognised as the most prestigious awards in the country for books for young people. Children’s Book Week is the annual, national event that takes place in the week following the announcement of the winning books in each category. See what’s on for Children’s Book Week events at Big Sky Libraries.
A lot of us spend a large amount of time online. This might be to find information, connect with friends or family, or do our shopping. To ensure we can continue to use the Internet for the many benefits it offers, you might like to take the time to explore the cyber safety information, below.
Find out more about gaming, apps & social media from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner here.
Find out more about Junior Memberships here.
Read the Library’s Children’s Policy here.