Don't forget we're open business as usual over the school holidays. There are also many free activities for young ones about town and we've made a few suggestions below...
· Friday the 24th of June until Monday the 11th
Richmond Library Refurb
Please note the Richmond Book Library closing for Refurbishment during the following dates:
· Toys can't be returned to BOOK library during this time
· Toys can be returned during normal Toy library hours
· We are open 1st Tuesday of every month 7-9pm, the next being, Tuesday the 5th July.
Invitation to Celebrate the Refurbishment of the Book Library:
· Saturday the 30th of July from 11am-2pm
· Kids and family entertainment galore
· Including children petting farm Yes (inside the book library)
Holiday entertainment ideas
Many of Melbourne's libraries have free kids entertainment, most activities require bookings so jump online to secure a spot. Here are just a few highlights or see the full programs at this link...
Richmond, Collingwood, North Fitzroy, Carlton
City Library, North Melbourne Library, The Dock, Kathleen Syme Library Carlton, East Melbourne
and more around town...
Market Make It Zone
Each activity day, the Queen Victoria Market will be visited by beloved Disney characters, Elsa, Ariel, Prince Charming or Peter Pan for story time. Animal lovers will be able to enjoy interactive and educational wildlife programs hosted by the team at Reptile Encounters (week 2 only) and footy enthusiasts can participate in handball competitions (week 1 only). Queen Victoria Market, Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets, Melbourne VIC 3000, Located in L Shed 03 9320 5822 www.qvm.com.au 28/06/2016 to 07/07/2016. Tue: 10am – 2pm Thu: 10am – 2pm. This is a free event. (pictured above)
Winter School Holidays Jump Zone
Bounce on in and keep the little ones happy at this free jumping castle school holiday event. From 27/6 - 10/7 11am til 3pm. Harbour Town Melbourne, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008, Ground floor near the food court. 03 9328 8600 www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au
Little Creatures Brewery, Geelong
This is not our usual recommendation for kids... a brewery... but we had a lovely time a few weeks back when the weather was a bit kinder. We booked a big table for lunch and sat on bar stools but there were some low tables suitable for smaller kids. It's a really casual beer hall atmosphere and kids could play in the outdoor sandpit in the fairy light beer garden (that area isn't undercover so weather permitting) and taking along some table games & drawing books for the kids gave us some great time to chat with friends and enjoy our lunch. The food is pub fare with some interesting share plates so we found it easy for kids to enjoy too. 221 Swanston St, Geelong VIC 3220 (03) 5202 4009. Monday - Tuesday: 10am – 5pm Wednesday - Friday: 10am – 10pm Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 10pm (Brunch available) www.littlecreatures.com.au/locations/geelong
Introducing 3 month trial at RTL
If you want to spread the word about how amazing our toy library is but have found it hard to get your friends to commit to 1 year membership we have just introduced a 3 month trial period. $40 membership for 3 months with no volunteer duties required. Ideal for people moving to the area for a short time or just wanting to see if RTL is for them. This offer is only valid once per family. So spread the word!
Interview with a VIP (Very Important Kid)
What is the toy library?
You play with toys at the toy library. There are more toys and more toys and more toys and more toys and more toys... at the toy library!
What is your favourite toy from the toy library?
What do you like about the toy library?
I like everything from the toy library. I like more trucks
What is your favourite food?
Apple sauce and carrots
What is your favourite colour?
What’s your favourite song?
Twinkle twinkle little star
What’s your favourite thing to play outside?
Going down the slides
What is your favourite thing to play inside?
Play with the cars hot wheels
Where do you really like to go? To the Zoo
What is your favourite book?
Brown bear brown bear what do you see?
Have a safe and super fun holiday!