School Holiday Fun

Looking for something to do during the school holidays? Lake Mac Libraries have heaps of fun activities and events for all ages. Bookings are essential for all activities.

Summer Reading Club

Friday 1 December 2017 – Wednesday 31 January 2018

Expand your world at Lake Mac Libraries and win awesome prizes with our 2018 Summer Reading Club!

It's now even easier for children aged 0-16 years to join in the fun. Simply drop into your local Lake Mac Libraries branch during December and pick up your free Summer Reading Club starter pack.

Each time a child uses their own library card in January 2018 they will go into our weekly prize draw and have to chance to win awesome prizes including; book packs, LEGO kits and more! 

Hands On Workshops

  • Little Bang Discovery Club - Share the joy of discovery with your child at this exciting new four-week program. Join the Little Bang Discovery Club with your child and enjoy hands-on activities designed to develop ideas and skills to inspire scientific exploration and learning. Suitable for ages 3–5yrs.
  • Pokemon Trading Card Game workshop - Come along and learn how to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game . Presented by Good Games Newcastle. Suitable for ages 6-14yrs.
  • Ozobots: Coding for Kids - Discover the world of coding using Ozobots. This workshop is aimed at absolute beginners who would like to try coding. Suitable for ages 8-12 yrs. - SOLD OUT


Special Events

  • Pirate School - Calling all scurvy dogs! Bring your best-mate and get ye schooled in the arts of treasure hunting, pirate storytelling, and jig-a-jig jigging. Suitable for ages 4-8yrs.
  • Comic Chat - Join local Comic artists Ben Mitchell, Kathy Langlade and Lu Quade to talk about what inspires them and how they create their comics. Everyone will be invited to chat about comics they love, so bring along your favourite! Suitable for ages 13-16yrs.
  • Planetarium - Learn about the wonders of the universe, surrounded by thousands of stars, as an awe-inspiring realistic night sky is projected around you within the planetarium dome. Presented by Skyworks Planetarium. Suitable for ages 6yrs+.
  • Digby and the Yodelayhee… Who? Meet the author - Join author Renee Price for a special storytime with puppets and songs, based on her latest book Digby and the Yodelayhee… Who? Suitable for ages 3-8 yrs.
  • Harry Potter Trivia - Calling all Harry Potter fans! Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter with trivia and games for muggles. Suitable for ages 8-12 yrs.
  • Insight into Snakessss - Kids, would you know what to do if you found a snake? Reptile rescuer, Teresa Purnell, will answer that question and more during this insightful discussion on snakes. Suitable for ages 6yrs+.
  • JD’s World of Magic - Fun for the whole family! Be amazed by award winning magician Joel Howlett at his all new show. Suitable for all ages. Adults attending at children's prices. Suitable for all ages.
  • Discovering Dinos to Dodos - Join us as we explore the Dinos to Dodos exhibition to discover which dinosaurs roamed Australia , then it’s time for some prehistoric fun with dino games and craft. Suitable for ages 6 -10 yrs.
  • Shark Facts - Know your facts before you react! Expert David Powter presents up-to-date scientific information on sharks including the most common species in NSW, their behaviours, place in the marine ecosystem, and latest science on attack prevention measures. Suitable for ages 10yrs+.

Storytimes

  • High Seas Adventure Storytime - Calling all pirates and mermaids, come along for some swashbuckling good fun and some high-seas adventure with stories, songs and craft. Suitable for ages 2-6yrs.
  • The Chalk Rainbow: meet the author - Join us for stories, songs and craft at a special storytime with author Deborah Kelly, as she reads her new picture book The Chalk Rainbow. Suitable for ages 3-7yrs.
  • Big Colourful World Storytime  - Dress in your favourite colour and join us for stories, songs and craft at our special holiday storytime. Suitable for ages 2-6yrs.
  • Seaside Storytime - Come along to Windale Library and join in the fun with seaside stories, songs and craft. Suitable for children 3-5 yrs.
  • Dinosaur Roar Storytime - Join us for a roaring good time with stories, games and craft. Suitable for ages 2-6yrs
  • Superhero Storytime - Dress as your favourite superhero and join in the fun with stories, games and craft. Suitable for ages 2-6yrs.

Craft Activities

  • Lantern Making Workshop - Families are invited to create a floating lantern which will be a part of the Maitland Riverlights Multicultural Festival on Saturday 10 February. All materials and instructions are supplied. Suitable for all ages.
  • Marble Mazes - Create your own marble maze game using recycled materials. Suitable for ages 5yrs+. - SOLD OUT
  • Newsprint Animal Art - Learn how easy it is to create your own original animal artworks using newspaper and collage. Suitable for ages 4-9 yrs

Lake Mac Libraries also run many fun activities during the school term. Subscribe to our free What's On Newsletter to keep up-to-date with what's happening at your local library each month.