Holiday challenge

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on January 19, 2018

CHILDREN are encouraged to minimise their screen time and enjoy table-top board games and reading this school holidays, with the Albany Public Library’s most recent activity programs.

Free board game sessions are on offer to children aged five and over on January 18, 23, 24 and 25 at the library from 10.30am to 11.30am.

These board game sessions will feature the Holiday Lego Challenge, supernatural-themed board games, the chance to design a game board, and a party with Jamie the Clown.

The Summer Reading Club will also be running for the school holidays, where children aged up to 19 can log the books they read and obtain a prize for every 10 books they finish.

Youth Services Librarian Dora Adeline said the game program and Summer Reading Club were important in continuing children’s literacy skills during the holidays.

Bookings are essential for the board game sessions, and can be made online at

The Summer Reading Club registrations can be made online at, or you can pick up a form from the Albany Public Library.