What's On for Youth

Book Busters: Book Club

10 to 13 year olds are invited to join in a fun book club that meets at the Cove Civic Centre once a month. 

After school on a Wednesday they will be able to connect with others, browse the latest release books, magazines and graphic novels and take part in fun and exciting craft activities. 

There are even snacks provided!

Who: For children aged 10-13
Cost: Free
When: Once a month on Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm, throughout the school term.
Where: Cove Civic Centre and Park Holme Library
Bookings: Contact us on 8375 6785 or browse for the upcoming Book Busters event via the Online Event Calender.

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Code Club for Beginners @ Cove Civic CentreCode Club logo

Learn how to code! Our Code Club is about fun, creativity and learning through exploring. Join the Club and get involved in exciting projects that will teach you how to program by making computer games, animations and websites. Be in charge of the computer and make it do what YOU want in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Use our laptops or BYO device.

Who: For kids aged 9+.
Cost: Free
When: Mondays, 3:30pm-4:30pm, throughout the school term.
Where: Cove Civic Centre
Bookings: Strictly limited places available and bookings are essential on 8375 6755.

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Coding Drop in @ Cove Civic Centre

Do you love to code? Come along to the Cove Civic Centre and join a group of like minded coders for a drop in session. Bring your own device and connect to our free wifi to explore the world of coding.

Please note that this is an unsupervised and unstructured session suitable for young people with some experience of coding.

Who: For coders aged 10-15.
Cost: Free
When: Mondays, 3:30pm-4:30pm, throughout the school term.
Where: Cove Civic Centre

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HAL RoboticsHAL Covebotics @ Cove Civic Centre

Do you want to learn how to build robots? Then we have the club for you! HAL Covebotics is a fun, hands-on club where you will create your own inventions and explore the world of technology. Kits and computers provided for use by the club.

Presented by Marion Library Service in conjunction with Techspace Learning.

Who: For children aged 10-15.
Cost: $20 per session (First session is free).
When: Saturdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm, throughout the school term.
Where: Cove Civic Centre
Bookings: Strictly limited places available and bookings are essential on 8375 6755.

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Teen zone

Marion Libraries offer a range of activities and services for teens, it's teenspiration!

Marion Libraries provide a variety of programs during the school holidays and after school, including a range of craft activities, new book browsing and borrowing, and much more. View the event calender for all event listings.

Not only can you access our teen specific collections, including fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, magazines, graphic novels, talking books and books on teen culture, but Marion Library sites also have XBox and DS consoles and games to play inthe library and borrow.

If you want to study or look for a job, we have public PCs, wireless internet and a variety of online databases to access all free of charge. Marion Library also provides external links to other websites that could be of use to young people.

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Good reads for teens

Reserve any titles via the Library catalogue from the recommended list of authors below:

  • David Levithan
  • Eoin Colfer
  • Fiona Wood
  • Francesca Lia Block
  • Garth Nix
  • John Green
  • John Marsden
  • Meg Cabot
  • Melina Marchetta
  • Melissa Marr
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Rachel Caine
  • Suzanne Collins
  • Veronica Roth
  • Will Kostakis

View the latest reviews from the Children's Book Council of Australia shortlisted books: Book Week Reviews Youth(16 kb)

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Youth services in Marion

To find out more about what's on offer for youth in Marion check out the Youth Service.

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Useful Marion Library Service information

Cultural Centre Library
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046
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Phone: 8375 6785
Fax: 8375 6699
Cove Civic Centre 
1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove SA 5158
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Phone: 8375 6755
Fax: 8375 6699
Park Holme Library 
1 Duncan Avenue, Park Holme SA 5043
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Phone: 8375 6745
Fax: 8375 6699

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