Bookmaking and writing workshop (7-12 years)

Make a book, then fill it!

In this series of five workshops, children will create their own ‘paper-bag’ book and then fill it with their creative writing and art!

In the first session, children will make a ‘paper-bag book’, which will then be filled with examples of their creative writing, poems, drawings and character profiles. Each of the creative writing sessions will start with a fun warm up activity, followed by a reading (of a poem or excerpt from a book) to inspire. The children will then write their own poem or creative writing piece, which they can use as inspiration to create an illustration or artwork (either in the library if time allows, or at home).

If they would like, children can display their books in the library after the workshops.

This workshop is presented by a Children and Young Adult Librarian with teaching qualifications.

Suitable for ages 7-12 years old.

Visitor Information

Children under the age of 11 should be supervised by someone over 18 at all times in the Library.

We follow NSW Health guidelines for the health and safety of our community and staff. Please read our Conditions of Entry and Unaccompanied children guidelines before your visit.

This event may be filmed or photographed. Images may be used on Council websites, publications, social media channels and circulated to the press and other media organisations for publication, transmission or broadcast. If you do not wish your image to be published, please notify staff before the event.


  • Monday, 27 February 2023 | 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Monday, 06 March 2023 | 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Monday, 13 March 2023 | 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Monday, 20 March 2023 | 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Monday, 27 March 2023 | 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM


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