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Summer Reading Club - Last updated: 07/12/2016
Kids from all over Australia can take part in the Australian Summer Reading Club which runs from 1 December 2016 - 31 January 2017. This year's theme is 'Heroes and Villains' and on the official website you'll find: online writing competitions, recommended reading lists, games, author blogs, and lots more. All children who register for the Summer Reading Club (www.summerreadingclub.org.au/theclub) will go into a national draw to win 1 of 8 iPods (parental permission to enter the prize draw is required for all children aged 12 and under).

What's On Summer 2016-17 - Last updated: 29/11/2016
Make your summer an entertaining, educational one by participating in a library program. December and January programs include: Tales of Heroes and Villains, Backup and store your photos, Maintaining your bicycle with CycleJam, and summer gardening. There is also a raft of programs on offer during the school holidays including: stories and activities featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas, and The 65-Storey Treehouse; Brick Club; building electric LED insects; and word play and cryptic clues. Browse the full list of programs and make a booking to reserve your place.

Christmas and New Year opening hours - Last updated: 23/11/2016
Information about library opening hours and other services over the Christmas and New Year holidays is available on our website (please follow the link for full details). Please note: No items will fall due between 23 December 2016 and 10 January 2017. Return chutes will only be open at those libraries that are open, and only during the hours they are open. For safety and security reasons, chutes will be closed at all other times and at all other libraries. eResources and the library catalogue are available during this period. You can check due dates online, and if your books are not overdue or requested by anyone else, renewals can be made.

Giggle & Wiggle at Dickson Library - Last updated: 18/11/2016
Dickson Library will be trialling changes to the Giggle & Wiggle program between now and when we break for Christmas. Giggle & Wiggle is extremely well attended, and the number of participants has become too big. With so many people the program is not the meaningful experience it’s meant to be, and we’re increasingly concerned about safety with so many people crowded into the library. Dickson Library will offer two Giggle & Wiggle sessions on Tuesdays, one at 10.15 am and a repeat session at 11.30 am, until we break for Christmas. There will not be a 10.30 am session. We ask that families only come to one session at Dickson Library. Please book a ticket for each child you will bring to Giggle & Wiggle at Dickson Library. Bookings open at 8.30 am on the morning of the program and are free. Feedback about the trial is welcome. Please email library.customerinfo@act.gov.au. Thank you for your understanding.