Springtime at Ulladulla Library

Welcome back to Ulladulla Library.  Mid -September is here already and its  time to think about what to do during creative October Spring days.NYRlogo

  We are celebrating 10 days of Artistic bliss in the Milton-Ulladulla region with Escape
ARTfest from 28th September to 7th October.


Ulladulla Library is linking the ARTfest to National Year of Reading by hosting a paper-based workshop, “Into the Woods” with artist Jan Kierzkowski.

The two hour session from 2-4pm, Saturday, October 6 will be an exploration of paper, colour and creative expression.2005_0401jannn0122

Participants will create a mixed-media Tree of Words wall hanging and a Wise owl notebook.  Cost is $8 per person and ages 6 years to Adult are welcome.

Bookings to Library on 44448820

Home Education week is October 22-26

The local region has an active group of Families involved in Home Education.

The President of Shoalhaven Home Education is a staff member so we will have a promotion of the new resources available through the Library catalogue.

We will have a get-together at Ulladulla Library at 11.00am on Tuesday, 23rd October so that those interested can see what is available to assist them in educating their children.

It will be an informal cuppa and chat, so come along and see what we have to help you.


E-books are the buzz at the Library! Recently Milton Library had the first E-book tutorial

with a small group of  enthusiastic novices. The success of the morning has prompted further  tutorials which will be held at Ulladulla Library on a Saturday afternoon in the near future…keep an eye on the blog…

We all love Lego! November will see the Brick Fest at Shoalhaven Anglican School where local children and families will have the chance to see the wonderful models that are often only built and displayed in retail stores in Capital cities for Christmas holidays.

Creators of the models  will be there to answer questions and a Lego building area will be set up for your own creations.

Check out the website at www.sas.nsw.edu.au for competition details for school age children.

10-4 on Saturday and Sunday 17-18 November; $10 per family $4 individuals


Greetings from Ulladulla Library

Welcome to this special post from Ulladulla Library Staff and thank you for inviting us to join your blog.

It is now spring and Grow, the National Year of Reading theme for September, is appropriate for this time of year when there is so much new growth.  At Ulladulla Library the monthly display is featuring books on gardening and the display is constantly being refilled with books on organic life, pest control and plant identification.

The idea of growing is continued with the permanent images of a child reading under a tree over the junior section and also a tree over the local history section encouraging people to “climb your family tree”.

Another area where the staff see growth is the children who regularly attend the library with today being a preschool story-time, where “Feathers for Phoebe” (the book from last year’s National Simultaneous Storytime) is going to be read.

Chess Club had their party last Thursday, and long-time players have been growing in skill with new members joining and learning from those who have been here longer.

As readers, we grow from that first picture book through to classic literature such as Charles Dickens or Jane Austen, or reading biographies.

The recent “Get Reading” campaign was taken up with enthusiasm. Booklets about the 50 Books you must read were flying off the shelf, offering readers a chance to grow the selection of authors they enjoy.