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Summer holiday fun in Lismore

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With the excitement of Christmas and New Year’s Eve now in the rear view, the challenge of keeping the kids busy during the school holidays begins.

The Goonellabah Library and the Lismore Pop-Up Library have developed a jam-packed holiday program specifically designed for kids.

There’s a packed program at Lismore’s libraries over the summer holidays. Image supplied

The program features great shows from nationally recognised entertainers and workshops to teach kids new skills.

The program runs throughout January and includes:

  • Thursday, 5 January – In Search of the Giddy Gird Bird, presented by the Sydney Puppet Theatre – Junior session at 10am, Youth session at 2pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Friday, 6 January – Make a Marionette in a Day, presented by Sydney Puppet Theatre – 10am at Goonellabah Library.
  • Monday, 9 January – Rock Decorating – 2.30pm at Lismore Pop-Up Library.
  • Tuesday, 10 January – The Wildlife Twins – Junior session at 10.30am, Youth session at 2.30pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Wednesday, 11 January – Big Screen Gaming – 2.30pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Thursday, 12 January – Sand Art – 10.30am at Lismore Pop-Up Library.
  • Friday, 13 January – Song Writing Workshop – 2pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Monday, 16 January – Astronomy – 2pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Tuesday, 17 January – Gravitrax – 2.30pm at Lismore Pop-Up Library.
  • Wednesday, 18 January – Big Screen Gaming – 2.30pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Thursday, 19 January – Claymation Magic – 10.30am at Goonellabah Library.
  • Thursday, 19 January – Creating Manga Workshop – 2.30pm at Nimbin Mobile Library.
  • Friday, 20 January – Circus Arts – 2pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Monday, 23 January – Storytelling Workshop – 2.30pm at Lismore Pop-Up Library.
  • Tuesday, 24 January – Show-Offs Drama Workshop, presented by Madeleine West – 2pm at Goonellabah Library.
  • Wednesday, 25 January – Paddle Pop Cats – 2pm at Lismore Pop-Up Library.
  • Wednesday, 25 January – Big Screen Gaming – 2.30pm at Goonellabah Library.

The program has a great mix of activities and entertainment designed to suit kids of all ages. It is proudly supported by the Office of Regional Youth through their NSW Holiday Break Program.

Activities will take place between the Goonellabah Library at 27 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah and the Lismore Pop-Up Library at 146 Molesworth Street, Lismore.

All activities are free, however bookings are essential. For more information and to book click here.


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