Cessnock Libraries for kids and Sunday FIundays

Holiday Fun at the Library!

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and Cessnock City Library has a great range of fun and programs on offer, with something for everyone!

The Summer Reading Club is once again in full swing read for your chance to win prizes, it is as easy as that! Come on in to register and find out how to get started.

These holidays we’ll be building amazing cubbies from newspaper, exploring coding with motion sensors and upcycling old t-shirts into funky tote bags. Our resident Grossologist will be investigating how our amazing bodies work and recreating food’s journey down our digestive system (making poo) and also delicious skin layer cake!

In the lead-up to Christmas, watch out for a special visitor from the North Pole at library Storytime and come along to our Christmas Craft sessions to make your own beautiful cards and decorations.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is encouraging local parents, carers and children to get involved in activities in our libraries this school holidays.

Our libraries are a fantastic place for children to learn a new skill, have fun and make new friends and there’s also plenty on offer for local parents too.”

For a full program of what’s happening at your library these holidays, drop into Cessnock or Kurri Kurri Library and pick up a flyer. It can also be downloaded it online at libraries.cessnock.nsw.gov.au, or check the event listings on the Cessnock City Library Facebook page.

Numbers are limited and bookings are essential. We have just made it easier by offering online bookings, so don’t miss out – come and find out what’s happening at your library over the holidays now!

Free Family Sunday Fundays kicking off!

It’s the hottest time of year and once again Cessnock City Council is offering the Sunday Family Fundays at our local pools.

Starting from next Sunday 23 December, 2018 residents will gain free entry between 10am until 6pm, to Cessnock Pool, Branxton Pool and Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre (KKAFC).

The Fundays are on over the Christmas school holiday period and run until Sunday 24 February.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this was a success last pool season.

It’s great to see to many local take advantage of the Fundays and experience the great facilities we have on offer for our community. No doubt we’ll see soaring temperatures this summer and the pools will be the perfect way to cool off on a Sunday.”

An inflatable fun park will be popping up a different locations throughout the period. To find out when and where keep an eye on our website. Please note extra fees and charges will apply for use of the inflatable fun park.

Pool users are also reminded to follow the direction of pool staff. This pool season Council has teamed up with Royal Life Saving NSW to introduce the new national Keep Watch at Public Pools Water safety awareness program locally.      
The initiative is about improving children’s safety through improved parental supervision. The message is clear, while lifeguards are on duty at our aquatic facilities they are watching lots of people at the same time. Parents and carers are being urged to be vigilant and supervise their children during a visit to their local pool and make certain their child is safe.   
Children aged between 0 to 5 years will be issued a yellow wristband and pool staff will advise that a parent or carer needs to be in the water within an arm’s reach of the child at all times. It is recommended that for a child aged between 6 to 10 years, a parent or carer needs to be actively supervising at all times and dressed ready to enter the water.     
A big thanks to Belgravia Leisure Centre who operate KKAFC. They are also supporting the Keep Watch program. To find out more about our local pools visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/sport/pools.

Please note on Sunday 20 January and Sunday 24 February the Cessnock Pool will be closed to the general public from 8am to 4.30pm for swimming carnivals.