Category Archives: Children’s and Young Adults Events
Roller Derby is a sport that has been gaining a massive following in the last few years. It’s a roller skate-based game which involves two teams attempting to out-lap each other. Often, Derby includes fun elements like costume and personas. Films like ‘This is Roller Derby’ and ‘Whip It’ have certainly contributed to Roller Derby’s popularity.
Springwood Library will soon be hosting a Junior Roller Derby information session, so make sure you come along if you are aged 9 – 17 yrs and are interested to learn more!
A big congratulations to all of the wonderfully keen readers who took part in our recent Summer Reading Challenge. 532 children registered for the program, 604 log sheets were returned and 9,900 books were read in total! This is a fantastic result.
Last Wednesday, 27th February, The Mayoral Awards were held at Katoomba Library – to award the winners of the Summer Reading Challenge. Mayor, Councillor Daniel Myles made a speech congratulating the children and their families, whilst also expressing his hearty support of the reading program and how it reinforces the value of reading. He then presented the awards to the winners.
The winners of the 2012/2013 Summer Reading Challenge were:
The 2013 Best Reader
The 2013 Runner-Up
The 2013 Encouragement Award
The 2013 Best Family Reader’s Award
It’s time for a recap of the ‘Live Live’ Youth Art Talent Portrait Competition held by the library this year. The artistic brief was for youths aged 15-21yrs to produce a portrait of a senior in their lives, along with the story behind the picture. The overall standard of work received for the ‘Live Life’ Portrait Competition was very high, so the judge had a difficult time choosing the winners – however, the final winners have been announced. So – congratulations, all!
At the Springwood Library award ceremony a couple of weeks ago, each winning artist was awarded their prize. Officially opened by Sarah Gurich (Exhibitions Manager at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre), Aniko Koro (Team Leader for Children’s and Young Adult’s Services, Blue Mountains Library) and Naomi Oliver, Library Assistant and art tutor, the morning was attended by the artists, their friends and family, and Vicki Edmunds (Manager, Libraries & Community Services, Blue Mountains City Council). Thank you to John Merriman for these wonderful photos.
1st: Arabella Say
The judge said: Dementia is a challenging condition and particularly devastating when it affects someone close to you. Arabella has created a thoughtful and brave portrait of her grandmother and the ravages of age.
2nd: Victoria Haynes
The judge said: Victoria has captured the character of her subject beautifully – Colin’s personality leaps from the canvas.
3rd: Darcy Bonett
The judge said: The title of Darcy’s work”My Grandma’s Eyes” says it all. This photograph expresses the joy and pain experienced in a long life, but most of all it expresses the love of a grandmother for her grandchild.
Highly Commended: Lindsay Harper