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Children and family programs

January 2022 School Holiday program

🎩 JD's World of Magic will be visiting on Wednesday 12 January.  Join Joel for a funny and interactive magic show. Tomaree Library 10.30am.  Raymond Terrace Library 2pm. $10

👀 Newcastle Museum will be presenting 'Eye to Eye' on Friday 14 January.  Learn all about how your eyes work, optical illusions and touch a real eyeball!  Raymond Terrace Library 10am.  Tomaree Library 2pm. $5

🍕 Bring your friends and family along to Retro Games and Pizza. Tomaree Library Tuesday 18 January 2 to 4pm. Raymond Terrace Library Wednesday 19 January 10.30am to 4pm. 

🥽 Introduction to Virtual Reality. Join us for a 30 minute introductory session using our new VR equipment. Raymond Terrace Library Thursday 20 January.  Tomaree Library Friday 21 January. Please note that this is suitable for ages 13+ and a waiver must be completed prior to participating.  Contact the library for available times.

🎬 Join 'Tad the Lost Explorer' on an adventure to Peru at our Family Movie Afternoon.  Tomaree Library Tuesday 25 January 2pm.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.  Contact the library to make a booking.
Raymond Terrace Library on 4988 0111 or Tomaree Library on 4988 0670


Our regular programs

Storytime and Craft
A free weekly program providing an introduction to the magic of books and reading for children ages 2 to 5 years.

  • When: 10:30am every Tuesday in school term
  • Where: Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library

Read and Rhyme
A free weekly program providing an introduction to books, music and rhymes for carers and their babies ages 0 to 2.

  • When: 10:30am, every Wednesday in school term
  • Where: Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library

Kids Crew
Kids Crew is suitable for children aged 7 and over. All activities are free unless otherwise advised. Contact the library for further details regarding times and activities.

  • When: 4 to 5pm, every Thursday in school term
  • Where: Raymond Terrace and Tomaree Library

BaRK @ Tomaree Library
A free weekly program that allows primary school aged children to practice reading aloud on a one-to-one basis to a trained therapy dog.

  • When:  3:30 to 4.30pm, every Tuesday and Wednesday in school term
  • Where: Tomaree Library

Stories in the Street
A free literacy program for children 0 to 5 years in Raymond Terrace and Medowie. We will visit your home (excluding school holidays and rainy days), read to your children, provide craft stencils, song sheets and leave a selection of books that can be exchanged each week. For more details or to become a literacy volunteer, contact Melissa on 0427 188 755 or email.