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Kids dance out of 2020 with State Library Victoria

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Monday 14 December 2020


Victorian kids will get to celebrate the end of a year like no other with State Library Victoria’s interactive program of summer activities, kicking off with a dress up disco on 18 December. 

Since March, the Library has delivered hundreds of free virtual activities designed to help families and children stay inspired, entertained and educated throughout COVID-19. 

As restrictions ease and families head away from home for the summer holidays, the Library will continue to offer an array of fun activities, all for free, and all online.

Bookings are open now at https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/learn for the full school holiday program outlined below.

DRESS UP DISCO
The Library’s Zoom disco party with DJ Andrew McClelland is back by popular demand. Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character and dance along to pop, soul, dance and hip hop beats on the virtual dancefloor. 
When: Friday 18 December 4.00pm, book now
Where: Disco webpage

ONLINE JIGSAW PUZZLES
Some of the Library’s most beloved images have been transformed into online jigsaw puzzles. The puzzles, including a classic picture from Blinky Bill and a Christmas-inspired fairy garden, can be customised to suit different difficulty levels.
When: Available from Friday 18 December, no bookings required 
Where: Jigsaw puzzles webpage

CRAFT ACTIVITIES
Kids can create their own Christmas presents this year with help from the Library’s crafty team of librarians. A series of video tutorials will offer step-by-step instructions on how to make wonderful gifts like stickers, wrapping paper, pop-up cards and bath salts.
When: Available from Friday 18 December, no bookings required
Where: Craft activities webpage

MAKE A MOBILE WORKSHOP
Artist and jeweller Emma Grace will guide children through a creative workshop to build a mobile, made up of everyday objects. Kids will be encouraged to collect bits and bobs over the holidays, like a shell from the beach or a ribbon from Christmas, and turn them into a quirky and colourful mobile. This workshop is supported by Gandel Philanthropy.
When: Thursday 14 January 3.00pm, book now
Where: Mobile workshop webpage

BOOK ‘N’ BOOGIE
The perfect event for little ones who love books and love to boogie. Author Nat Amoore will show children how to shimmy and shake their way through a choreographed story. This workshop is supported by Gandel Philanthropy.
When: Thursday 21 January 11.00am, book now
Where: Book ‘n’ boogie webpage