After school workshops at Kempsey Library

Media release - 20 July 2017

Following on from Telstra’s popular Maker Party in a Box workshop in April, local kids will soon have the opportunity to have more fun with Makey Makey products with some after school sessions at Kempsey Library.

Kids will be able to play with the ‘Maker Party in a Box’ kit which includes Sphero robots, Bee Bots floor robots and Little Bits digital inventor kits.

Librarian Yvette McAlister said after a great response from local children from the Telstra workshop in April, the Library decided to offer similar workshops.

“Children in regional areas like Kempsey and surrounds don’t always get the opportunity to interact with technology like this and after seeing how much fun the kids had at the first workshop we decided it was something we should bring back to the library,” she said.

“The after school sessions are designed for kids of all abilities and skill levels - beginners to advanced and will be held twice a week to allow families to choose a day that suits them.”

The after school sessions will commence on Thursday 27 July and will run every Thursday and Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm during the school term. Library staff will be on hand to assist children on both days.

For more information and to register your interest please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210 or send an email to

Librarian Yvette McAlister with children at the 'Maker Party in a Box' workshop at Kempsey Shire Library in AprilLibrarian Yvette McAlister with children at the Maker Party in a Box workshop at Kempsey Shire Library in April. The Library will be hosting two Makey Makey after school sessions every Thursday and Friday during the school term.