Whilst Storytime is suspended due to COVID-19, we have created some storytime activities. Click on any of the above images to get instructions on our new activities, or click here to view all of our activities.
Storytime sessions introduce pre-school children to the joys of books, and include readings of various stories, plus an activity.
Rhymetime is a special session for babies aged up to 18 months or as advised. It features a mix of songs, music and movement, along with rhymes and activities especially for baby.
Premiers’ Reading Challenge
The annual Premier” Reading Challenge aims to promote a love of books and reading, and is aimed at students from Prep to Year 10. The PRC website has information about how to join the Challenge and find book lists.
Books in the Library’s collection from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge are marked with a gold spot to help you find them on the shelves.
1000 Books before School
The 1000 Books Before School program is a great way to track your child’s reading progress. Reading just ten minutes a day can instill a lifelong love of books and learning in young children. Research shows that children who are read to every day from an early age have extended vocabularies, increased reading readiness and improved cognitive skills when they enter school.
Resources dealing with grief and death for children
A collection of 18 books located at the Horsham library to assist families who are dealing with the issues of death and grief. Collection donated by the Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary. The list of books
Young Australians Best Book Awards are awarded by young Australians themselves. Children and young adults recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books, culminating in the annual Awards ceremony for the ‘Best Book’ in each age category.