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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share some info that might be helpful for parents of bubs in the southern suburbs. All libraries in the City of Onkaparinga offer Babytime sessions, which are a great way to bond with your bub and socialise with other parents. There are Storytime sessions for older pre-schoolers, too. Don't forget, you can access free wifi at libraries and borrow toys, games, cds, dvds and console games as well as books and magazines of course. I now work at Aldinga and Willunga Libraries and wish I'd known all this when we first arrived in Oz as it would've helped us meet people and helped entertain my daughter, particularly while we were waiting for all her toys and books to arrive from the UK.

    A final bit of info, we have some lovely workshops happening over the Easter holidays where new or expectant parents can meet a local author who has written a book of ideas for fun and stimulating play with bubs up to 12 months, with some take home activities and a chance to purchase her book at a special price.

    Sorry to bombard you with info, but I know that I would've appreciated knowing all this when I first arrived in Oz. Hope it's helpful to some of you!

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    I love the librarys. I think they run these all over Adelaide. I know my council does, but they can be PACKED. My local library even has a knitting group!

    The CAFHS people run quite a few groups etc around the place too. All free. :-)

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    I think most of the libraries operate on the One Card system now too which means you can order anything from any library in the whole of SA and pick it up from your local library; I imagine sometimes there might be a slight delay but it's still an excellent scheme.

     

    We love libraries - joining was one of the first things we did when we had a permanent address.

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    Yes. It's great that they get things in for you. You can order them online. They text you when they are in. I have been waiting for one thing for a month and a half though, but still. Great service for free.

     

    Ohhhhh yeah, and if you have a baby they give you a free little reading pack of books. :-)

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