School Holiday Programs

Tickets for Summer school holiday workshops are on sale from 9am, Friday 1st December, 2023.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Refunds can be requested up to 7 days before the event.


Draw Your Dream House - Springwood

Wednesday 10th January 2024. 10:00am – 11:00am. Springwood Hub. $6

What is your dream house like? Does it have a giant ball pit and an underground pool? Is it in a tree or under the water? Does it have room for your pet dragon and an indoor swing?
If you love drawing and using your imagination come along for an hour of fun and creativity with local artist and illustrator Bill Hope and leave with a drawing of the best house ever.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Kindy - Year 6.


Draw Your Own Character - Springwood

Wednesday 10th January 2024. 11:30am – 12:30pm. Springwood Hub. $6

Would you like to add a couple of new skills to your drawing toolbox? Local artist and illustrator Bill Hope will guide you through creating your own character and teach you some drawing techniques along the way. Come along with an idea or two of the type of character you’d like to create, whether for a film, book or video game idea you’ve had.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Year 5 - Year 10.


Draw Your Dream House - Katoomba

Thursday 11th January 2024. 10:00am – 11:00am. Katoomba Library. $6

What is your dream house like? Does it have a giant ball pit and an underground pool? Is it in a tree or under the water? Does it have room for your pet dragon and an indoor swing?
If you love drawing and using your imagination come along for an hour of fun and creativity with local artist and illustrator Bill Hope and leave with a drawing of the best house ever.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Kindy - Year 6.


Draw Your Own Character - Katoomba

Thursday 11th January 2024. 11:30am – 12:30pm. Katoomba Library. $6

Would you like to add a couple of new skills to your drawing toolbox? Local artist and illustrator Bill Hope will guide you through creating your own character and teach you some drawing techniques along the way. Come along with an idea or two of the type of character you’d like to create, whether for a film, book or video game idea you’ve had.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Year 5 - Year 10.


Magic Changing Pictures - Katoomba

Tuesday 16th January 2024. 10:00am – 11:00am. Katoomba Library. $6

Learn to make an artwork that actually changes as you look at it—using an amazing technique with a fancy name — Agamographs.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Kindy - Year 6.


Cardboard Pets - Katoomba

Tuesday 16th January 2024. 11:30am – 12:30pm. Katoomba Library. $6

Come along and make some super cute cardboard pets. From dogs and cats, to tigers and elephants and even dinosaurs and monsters, you don’t need to worry about your parent’s objections when it comes to deciding what kind of pet you’ll bring home.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Kindy - Year 2.


Magic Changing Pictures - Springwood

Wednesday 17th January 2024. 10:00am – 11:00am. Springwood Hub. $6

Learn to make an artwork that actually changes as you look at it—using an amazing technique with a fancy name — Agamographs.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Kindy - Year 6.


Cardboard Pets - Springwood

Wednesday 17th January 2024. 11:30am – 12:30pm. Springwood Hub. $6

Come along and make some super cute cardboard pets. From dogs and cats, to tigers and elephants and even dinosaurs and monsters, you don’t need to worry about your parent’s objections when it comes to deciding what kind of pet you’ll bring home.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Kindy - Year 2.


Shadow Puppets - Katoomba

Monday 22nd January 2024. 10:00am – 11:30am. Katoomba Library. $6

Help create a magical shadow puppet theatre show, including designing and constructing puppet characters and lighting effects for a fun display at the end of the class!.

All materials will be provided by the library.

This workshop is suitable for children in Year 2 - Year 6.


Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime

Wednesday 3rd January 2024. 10:00am – 11:30am. Springwood Hub. (Teddy invitation registration closes 17th November)

Monday 15th January 2024. 10:00am – 11:30am. Katoomba Library. (Teddy invitation registration closes 1st January)

Bring your 3-7 year old along to a special Teddy Bear’s Picnic Storytime. We’ll have all your favourite things about Storytime – books, songs and craft – but with some extra pizzazz. Bring your teddy along to enjoy Storytime and if your teddy is feeling brave they are invited to stay in the library for a special teddy sleepover.

Dear Parents: Bookings are not required to attend Storytime, however if you would like your child’s teddy to receive an invitation in the post to the sleepover please register via Eventbrite.

Registrations open 17th November 2023.

Springwood Storytime registrations CLOSE 14th December.

Katoomba Storytime registration CLOSE 1st January.


Collaborative Creations

Monday 18th December - Monday 29th January. Branch hours. All Libraries. Free

Help to create a community paper quilt by designing a square and adding it to the every growing grid.

Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult when in the library.