Book in for fun day at library

READY TO READ: Emma Peeters with son Luke, 3, at the Ipswich Library.
READY TO READ: Emma Peeters with son Luke, 3, at the Ipswich Library. Rob Williams

IPSWICH residents are invited to go on a journey of discovery at their local library later this month.

Ipswich City Council Tourism and Libraries Committee Chairperson Councillor David Pahlke said the open day would offer a morning of family fun.

"We will be showcasing what one of Ipswich's favourite community spaces has to offer," Cr Pahlke said.

"There will be free activities on every level of the library to demonstrate the wonderful benefits of being an Ipswich Libraries' member.

"The activities to be held include a sausage sizzle, children's craft and drop-in MakerSpace and Lego sessions."

The aim of the library's MakerSpace Program is to use everyday materials, including recycled and upcycled objects and technology, to create something unique and practical while developing skills of critical thinking, creativity and innovation.

Gamers can also get their fix at the Open Day with Minecraft sessions on offer.

"We will be holding two sessions from 10-10.45am and from 11-11.45am to help promote the monthly Minecraft club that we run," Cr Pahlke said.

"Aimed at young people aged eight and over, participants will be able to log into Ipswich Libraries' Minecraft server.

"New and experienced players are welcome but numbers for these sessions are strictly limited so bookings are essential."

The Discover Ipswich Libraries Open Day will be held from 10am-noon on August 30 at Ipswich Central Library.

Phone 3810 6815 for more.

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