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City of West Torrens, Hamra Centre Library

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The City of West Torrens, Hamra Centre Library has HEAPS of activities for kids, plus a mobile library AND a home library services. Brilliant! It has really great opening hours and a great kids playground just outside too!

Where? 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Contact details:

Telephone: 8416 6228
Email: library@wtcc.sa.gov.au

Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10am to 6pm

Wednesday: 8am to 6pm

Thursday: 10am to 8pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday: 1pm to 4pm

Public holidays: Closed

Hamra Centre Library Events

There are a range of events on offer, suiting different ages. Check them out below then have a look at the website if you need more information.

Children ages 0-5

Baby Time

Baby Time is fun for babies and toddlers from 0-18 months (approximately).  Enjoy rhymes, songs and stories with your little one on your lap.

When and where:

Hamra Centre Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays during school term, 10.30am to 11am

 

Toddler Time

Toddler Time includes stories, rhymes, action songs and dancing for active toddlers who are no longer sitting in your lap during Baby Time. It’s suitable for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years (approximately). Be prepared to have a song stuck in your head for the whole day following this!

When and where:

Hamra Centre Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays during school term, 11.15am to 11.45am

 

Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs and crafts with your child. This is suitable for 3 to 5 year olds (approximately) and is a great way to get that creative energy working.

When and where:

Hamra Centre Library: Wednesdays and Fridays during school term. The Friday session is a repeat of the Wednesday session, 10.15am to 11am

 

Garden Time

Garden Time is a seasonal program running from November through to April. Come for a story and join your new friends in creating a beautiful children’s garden. Please bring a hat! Suitable for 2 to 5 year olds (approximately) and a great way for kids to get down and dirty at their local library!

When and where:

Children’s garden, adjacent the playground, West Torrens Memorial Gardens, Brooker Terrace, Hilton.

Thursdays from 9 January 2014, 10.15am to 11am

 Children ages 5-11

Homework help

Homework help is a free service for school students in Year 6 and above. It’s aimed at upper primary and secondary students to get help with school work and projects.  The trained tutors can help with English, maths and other subjects.

You can:

  • come and go as you like
  • get help with problems in all subjects from trained tutors
  • discuss ideas for essays and projects
  • have drafts of work checked
  • use books, computers, printers and photocopiers to help finish assignments
  • use the Internet.

When and where:

Hamra Centre Library in the Learning Centre, Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm during school terms. Register on any Wednesday evening at the library.

 

Mobile Library

Find out when the mobile library stops in your area: http://www.westtorrens.sa.gov.au/Library/Library_services/Mobile_library

 

Home Library

The Home Library is a friendly and personalised service provided to local residents who are not able to attend the library due to illness, disability or frailty. This could be a lifesaver if you are homebound with a toddler due to illness or a restricted movement due to a difficult labour of another child.

What happens is a Home Library staff member visits your home and spends time getting to know your interests and needs.  The staff member then selects a range of items to suit your tastes.  At the next visit these items are then swapped over. Some clients use the service on a temporary basis (during illness) and others take part on an ongoing basis.

Things you can borrow are:

  • large print and regular books
  • fiction and non-fiction books
  • talking books on audio CD
  • magazines
  • items in community languages.
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • CDs and DVDs (subject to availability).

If you are mobile and willing but don’t have transport, the Home Library service collects you from your home and takes you to the Hamra Centre Library.  Our staff member then returns you to your door when you are ready to go home.

The service generally runs once a week on a weekday morning.  Check with the Home Library service for pick up days and times and make arrangements for a library visit. This is probably aimed more at older persons, but we thought we’d add it just in case it’s something you think you may need.

Website: http://www.westtorrens.sa.gov.au/Library/Library_services/Home_library_services

 

Bookings and costs

All activities are free and bookings are not required. Parents are required to stay with children during the sessions.

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I'm a mum to two little girls, Elka and Spencer and a new baby, Gus. I'm a school teacher, sport lover and Milo addict. I don't particularly like blue tongue lizards even though I know they keep snakes away.

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