Mother's Day @ Diamond Valley

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 17:29

This week the overall theme in the Diamond Valley Library was Mother's Day . The week started with Baby Story Time on Monday morning, where we sang out favourite songs about Mum. A popular rhyme was - Pat your head and rug your tummy, Touch your toes and hug you Mummy! After school the school crowd came in to decorate a plant container for Mother's . . . more »

Mother's Day @ Diamond Valley

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 17:29

This week the overall theme in the Diamond Valley Library was Mother's Day . The week started with Baby Story Time on Monday morning, where we sang out favourite songs about Mum. A popular rhyme was - Pat your head and rug your tummy, Touch your toes and hug you Mummy! After school the school crowd came in to decorate a plant container for Mother's . . . more »

Chicken fun and more

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 15:24

Easter holidays came and went. The children at the Diamond Valley Library were entertained with about a dozen little chicks hatching in the Library. The incubator and some already hatched chicks were delivered at the Library just after Easter. All through the first week we could see chicks hatching. It was such an interesting and exiting process! The children loved to play and pat the . . . more »

Chicken fun and more

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 15:24

Easter holidays came and went. The children at the Diamond Valley Library were entertained with about a dozen little chicks hatching in the Library. The incubator and some already hatched chicks were delivered at the Library just after Easter. All through the first week we could see chicks hatching. It was such an interesting and exiting process! The children loved to play and pat the . . . more »

Junk Puppet Workshop for Kids in AUSLAN and English

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:06

Turn a milk carton into a monster, a binder into a baby, or a spring into something completely unexpected at this workshop presented in AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) and English. In the JUNK PUPPETS workshop, participants learn techniques to turn absolutely anything they can lay their hands on into a character bursting with personality. They learn about puppet design, manipulation and construction . . . more »

Junk Puppet Workshop for Kids in AUSLAN and English

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:06

Turn a milk carton into a monster, a binder into a baby, or a spring into something completely unexpected at this workshop presented in AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) and English. In the JUNK PUPPETS workshop, participants learn techniques to turn absolutely anything they can lay their hands on into a character bursting with personality. They learn about puppet design, manipulation and construction . . . more »

"Prayer Flags"

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 13:55

"Prayer flags" wishing for a healthy and green environment, designed by the Diamond Valley children in celebration of World Environment Day, June 5 2012.

Preschoolers celebrated World Environment Day

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 13:36

The Story time children at the Diamond Valley Library celebrated World Environment Day today. Stories we read: The Trouble with Dragons by Debi Gliori, and Bruiser by Gavin Bishop. We sang recycling songs "A can in the bin" (tune to Ten in the Bed) A can in the bin, and another went in, Recycle, recycle! We all recycled and added one more.... While putting cans . . . more »

Colourful Clowns at the Daimond Valley Library

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:33

A maximum of brightly coloured paper, patty pans, crepe paper, pipe cleaners and a minimum of instruction resulted in an amazing variety of clowns. Last Tuesday, a horde of 62 children and parents spread out in the children's area and meeting room. They all had tremendous fun sticking, pasting and creating paper clowns. The results were fantastic! Some of the children returned the next day . . . more »

Jeans Genies Photos

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 14:34

The last set of photos of our jeans. In July, after they have traveled from Tasmania to Queensland and lastly to Moonee Valley we will be able to see the final product. Keep an eye on the Yarra Plenty Library Events page, as Eltham will be receiving a pair of jeans to decorate later towards June. So if you have missed these sessions, you'll be . . . more »

Jeans Genies Photos

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 14:34

The last set of photos of our jeans. In July, after they have traveled from Tasmania to Queensland and lastly to Moonee Valley we will be able to see the final product. Keep an eye on the Yarra Plenty Library Events page, as Eltham will be receiving a pair of jeans to decorate later towards June. So if you have missed these sessions, you'll be . . . more »

Jeans Genies on their way from Diamond Valley Library to Tasmania

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:50

The jeans arrived three weeks ago from Gosford Library NSW. Since then we have dyed silk cloth, cut it out into diamonds, decorated the silk with gemstones and glued it all on the jeans. Our jeans then "traveled" to the Library courtyard to do some weeding, had a play on the climbing frame and admired the view of the beautiful Diamond Valley. Now the jeans . . . more »