New children’s programs

Mr Andy Griffiths, author of the hugely successful Treehouse series, is just one of many Aussie authors and comedians who read stories on one of three programs recently acquired by Central Coast Libraries.
Central Coast Council is hosting several free workshops to help children learn how to use the new e-resources and the online catalogue.
Story Box Library is an educational program for kids offering a selection of Australian children’s stories read out loud and on film.
The two other programs are Rainforest Coding and Ten Monkeys.
Council Group Leader Connected Communities, Ms Julie Vaughan, said one of Council’s priorities for Coast libraries was ensuring the community had access to the latest technologies.
“As we move further into the digital age these platforms are another great way to empower kids to learn, and are just a couple of the many learning tools our Council libraries have that foster digital learning and literacy in our youngsters,” Ms Vaughan said.
“Council libraries are committed to investing in educational activities for children in order to make sure they are well equipped for life and ultimately the work force.”
Rainforest Coding introduces the visual programing language ‘Scratch’ to children from 5 years of age, and is a collection of adventures including Return to Crystal Rainforest and Echo Island.
Ten Monkeys is a mathematical resource suitable for children aged 6-10 years.
It offers mathematics learning content for primary school students in a fun and game-like environment.
The new e-resources are free and are currently available at from Central Coast Libraries website for library members.
The first workshop is on March 20, from 10am to 11am at Tuggerah Library, and the second workshop is on April 3, from 10am to 11am at Lake Haven Library.
Bookings are essential.

Media release,
Mar 7, 2017
Central Coast Council Media