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Unleashed 2016


Unleashed logo 2016

Are you:

  • aged between 13-18?
  • interested in technology?
  • creative, smart and enjoy a challenge?
  • want to win great prizes?
  • free on the weekend of 29-31 July?

Join the Unleashed open data competition!

  • Friday 29 July between 6-9pm
  • Saturday 30 July between 9am-9pm
  • Sunday 31 July between 10am-5pm

Location: Seaford Library, Grand Boulevard, Seaford
Cost: FREE

Now incorporating The Arts Unleashed – Storytellers, encouraging film makers, historians, game designers, marketers and visual artists to use Open Data to create works of art that tell a story in any form. (Open to all ages).

Register your interest for Unleashed now and we will confirm details with you closer to the event.

For more information or to register your interest phone 8384 0044 or visit our Unleashed page.


Young Winter Writer’s Competition

Young Winter Writers compAre you the next Shakespeare?

Write a great story and you could be published!

We will be showcasing the best entries on our website and you could win a great prize too. The top writers from each age group will be invited to an event with the Mayor to celebrate their entries.

Enter as many times as you like, just fill in the entry form and attach to each of your stories.

Enter between: 1 July to 19 August - entry boxes open at Onkaparinga Libraries
Age groups: 5-8years; 9-12 years; 13-15 years

Get creative and get writing! Entry forms are available at our libraries or print one (below).

PDF icon png Entry form (237K)
MS Word icon Entry form (116K)

1001 Books Before School

1001 Books Before School


The '1001 Books Before School' initiative aims to encourage families to participate in shared reading experiences before starting school.

Reading aloud with your child has proven to be one of the most valuable activities you can do to set your child up for success and encourage them to have a love of reading for life.

What better way to start them out on the right path than by reading them 1001 books before they go to school?

To get started, please register online or at your local Onkaparinga library branch. A library membership is required to join the program. 

The average picture book takes just 5 minutes to read. Spend 15 minutes reading 3 books with your child each day and you will easily read over 1000 books in a year. 

Every time you complete a book with your child, record the title or colour a square on your reading record.

A reward can be collected from your library at each milestone: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 and 1001 books with a certificate of completion at the end.

Onkaparinga Libraries would like to thank Hume Libraries for sharing this great initiative.

Onkaparinga Through Time

The Onkaparinga Through Time project ran in May this year and sought submissions of old photos from our residents which depicted local places, people and events.

These photos will be added to our Local History collection.

Check out some of the submissions.


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