Gi-ga-green Children’s Book Week in Waterland Libraries 2022


District – During Children’s Book Week (October 5-16), the Waterland Library organizes various activities for children from 6 to 12 years old in all its branches. This year’s Children’s Book Week is all about nature, with the theme of Gi-Ga-Green!

There are many children’s books that help you discover and understand nature. During Children’s Book Week 2022, children will go on an adventure to see the beauty of nature and discover what you can do to help nature.

Activities in all locations

Whether you like green or not. Giga Green Children’s Book Week!? Grab a free tasty snack of Giga Green at your library location during the festive opening. We start children’s book week beautifully and green!

Wednesday afternoon October 5 from 13:30 pm in all branches

sidewalk bingo plants

Get a bingo card, go outside for dock plants and find them all. Grab a DIY book or go on an adventurous treasure hunt. Put on your detective and find all the nature records in the library.

From 5 to 16 October in all branches during library working hours

reading with music

During Children’s Book Week, the book is read aloud “I would like a child” by Dorothy de Monfred. Louis and Annelies make the musical contribution with singing, dancing and musical instruments.

Wednesday October 5 14:15 – 14:45 Beimster Library

Wednesday October 5 15:30 – 16:00 Burmeirend Library

Wednesday October 12 14:15 – 14:45 Landsmeir Library

Wednesday October 12 15:30 – 16:00 Edam Library

Your wonderful tree house

What does your dream room look like? Be inspired by the book series by acclaimed author Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton. First you put your crazy ideas on paper and then you start working with different materials.

Wednesday October 5 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Purmerend Library

Friday 7 October 15:30 – 17:00 Volendam Library

virtual safari

Have you ever dreamed of a tropical rainforest? Or what would it be like to swim across the ocean or what would a volcano look like from the inside? With virtual reality glasses, you can choose a nature reserve in which you will completely disappear.

Wed October 5 15:00 – 16:30 DiscoverLAB Volendam Library

Wednesday 12 October 15:00 – 16:30 Landsmeir Library

Friday 14 October 15:30 – 17:00 Beimster Library

hut in the house

Build your own tree house! Together with Bosvolk Edam, you can build your own miniature world with a tree house on a houseplant.

Wednesday October 5 18:30 – 20:00 Edam Library

Honeybees and sprinklers

Let your senses take their course. In this reading by children’s author Marieke van Dechuizen, all the senses are addressed. Mariki allows children to taste, smell, listen, look, and draw.

Sunday 9 October 14.30 – 15.30 Purmerend Library

Create your own garden

Bram van Bram nature this afternoon will show you how you can create your own garden. You also discover some crazy things: you can eat nettle, for example. What is this exactly? Bram will tell you and after his story you can create your own mini garden.

Wednesday October 12 15:00 – 16:30 Burmeirend Library

Campfire with Scouts

Experience a Gi-Ga-Green adventure around a “campfire” with Scouting Purmerend cubs at the library. Learn to read, play games and tie knots.

Wednesday October 12 18:00 – 20:00 at Purmerend . Library

Traveling through animal heads

In this interactive children’s lecture presented by Lotte Stegmann, we begin a journey through the minds of animals, based on funny videos, animated real stories and an emotional quiz.

Wednesday October 5 14:30 – 16:00 Edam Library

Friday October 7 14:15 – 15:45 Beimster Library

Wednesday 12 October 14:30 – 16:00 Volendam Library

Friday 14 October 14:30 – 16:00 Landsmeir Library

Friday 14 October 19:00 – 20:30 Burmeirend Library

up or down

How can we live in the Purmer without our feet getting wet? The Dutch figured out how to get the land out of the water. Ann tells Beck how they did it and they are still doing it.

Saturday 15 October 11:00 – 12:00 noon in Edam Library

A free member and a very cool gift

Becoming a member of the library is completely free until the age of 25! Kids who sign up during Children’s Book Week will receive a super cute gift.

You can register for all activities for free at

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