A Reading Holiday @Your Library.
Posted on 22 Jun 2012 / Tags: none
Schools close for the cold winter holidays
today, but the children don't have to be bored. During the June holidays, Joburg City libraries have planned a range of fun educational activities for young
children and teenagers, through its initiative, A Reading Holiday @Your
Besides lending out books, City libraries will
offer various activities for childrenThe programme has been running since the
beginning of June and will end in July. It comprises mind games, sports,
indigenous games and storytelling. They activities are designed to allow
children the space to be creative.
Baking and icing is the name of the game at Linden Library, where there will be
nice icing, story time and other creative activities on 27 June from 3pm to
4pm. Children between the ages of four and nine are welcome.
Parkview Library hosts
the Drum Tales and story time. Children between the ages of four and eight are
invited to attend an interactive story time and participate in some drumming
fun. It all starts at 11am.
There will be story
times and a variety of creative activities at Blackheath Library on 28 June,
starting at 10am. It will cater for children between the ages of three and 12.
On the same day, the
Bosmont Library will host story time and a variety of games, including playing
pool. The fun begins at 11am for children between the ages of four and 16.
Pikitup will teach children about a variety of environmental issues at Florida
Library on 26 June. It is open for children from the ages of five to 15.
Young animal enthusiasts
should visit the Weltrevreden Park Library on 27 June. Staff from the
Johannesburg Zoo will be there to teach children about animals. This is for
children of three to 10 years old.
The clowns are invited
to the Olivedale Library, where there will be a competition to make the best
edible clown. Doors open at 10am, this is for children from two to six years
Those children between
three and five years old who love colouring can get to Davidsonville Library on
There is an opportunity to learn more about the digital world of computers,
through the Computers for Children programme to be held at Emndeni Library at
10am on 23 June. Participants must be between the ages of 12 and 18.
At Chiawelo Library,
children between the ages of seven and 13 will be able to learn about safety on
26 June. This is in observation of Child Safety Week.
For active bodies, there will be indoor games on
30 June at Diepkloof Zone 1 Library, for children of five to 10. At Dobsonville
Library, children will enjoy listening to favourite stories, such as Tselane,
starting from 10 am on 6 July. It is open for children of seven to 14.
At River Park Library there will be beading workshops on 25 June from 11am, for
children between ages of four and 10. They will learn how to make necklaces,
bracelets and other items. Teens from the ages of 11 to 18 are invited to games
and other fun activities, starting at 10am on 26 June at the same venue.
Also at River Park
Library, those who love mind games are invited over at 11am. Games such as ludo
and snake and ladders will be played. This is for children of six to 10. On 29
June, there will be an all-day soccer tournament for people of all ages.
The Johannesburg Zoo will bring a flurry of animals to South Hills Library for
children to touch and discover. It will take place of 28 June for children
between the ages of three and 13. There will be more teachings about wild
animals on 2 July, for children from three to 16, and the movie Babe the Sheep
Pig will be screened on 6 July, for the same age group.
At Eldorado Park Extension 2 Library, a variety of indigenous games, such as
diketo, will be played on 10 July. Participants must be of aged between six and
And across at Eldorado
Park Extension 5 Library, there will be a Youth Month Drawing Competition. It
begins at 10am and is open to children from the age of 10 and upwards.
Those who love playing
with words should head for Eldorado Park Extension 5 Library. Games such as
word building will be on the menu. The activities start at 10am. It is open to
children from the age of 10 and up.
For more information
about any of these activities, contact Maryna Moolman, the operational manager
of the City's library and information services directorate, on 011 226 0938/35