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Children and Teens
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Children and Teens
Library programs and resources aimed at children from 0 to 12 years.

We offer a number of programs and activities to help young people build their literacy to enjoy reading and visiting libraries.

Our weekly Storytime sessions are for children aged 2-5 and their parents/guardians.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and include stories, songs, dancing, poems and rhymes, and craft activity.

Rhymetime sessions are held weekly for babies aged 0-2 and their parents/guardians.

The sessions run for 30 minutes and are designed to encourage parents and carers to share rhymes and songs with babies from birth.

Check out our Events page for more activities, including the BIG Summer Read.

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A M Pearson Park
173 Day Avenue, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric)


Park
Amy Shade Reserve
157-155 Main Road, Lindenow
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Apex Park
Cnr Princes Highway and Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Balmoral Crescent Reserve
52 Balmoral Crescent, Eastwood
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Baum Park
Princes Highway, Cann River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Bemm River Foreshore
Sydenham Parade, Bemm River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Bonang Public Hall
213A Bonang Highway, Bonang
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall
Reserve
Bruthen Rec Reserve
6 Murphys Lane, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall
Park
Bullumwaal Road Reserve
127 Bullumwall Road, Wy Yung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail

Park
Reserve
Cameron Cresent
24 Cameron Crescent, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Creighton St Park
Creighton St/Laughtons Road, Kalimna
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davies Street
7 Davies Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davison Oval
Macleod Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Skate park

Park
Reserve
Eastern Beach
Eastern Beach Road, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Esplanade - Foreshore
Esplanade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Skate Park, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Ferry Reserve
Seventh Parade, Raymond Island
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park
Reserve
Forest Park
1 Nicholson Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park
Reserve
Gilsenan Reserve West
Raymond St, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Harnham Drive
2A Harnham Drive, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Hoddinott Street Reserve
19 Hoddinott Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Howitt Park
Howitt Park Reserve, Princes Highway, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Platform
  • BMX Track

Park
Reserve
Keyte Court Reserve
Keyte Court, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Reserve
Koala Court Reserve
15 Koala Court, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Lake Tyers Recreation Reserve
Cnr Lake Tyers Beach & Mill Point Roads, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Lindenow South Recreation Reserve
Fernbank-Lindenow South Road, Lindenow South
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo


Park
Reserve
Livingstone Park
20 Creek Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Lochiel Street Reserve
Lochiel St, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Park
Reserve
Main Street Buchan
26 Main Road, Buchan
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilet

Park
Main Street Service Road West
Main Street, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Mallacoota Reserve
1 Develling Drive, Mallacoota
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Marine Parade - Foreshore
245 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
McEacharn St Reserve
McEacharn St, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, BMX Track

Park
Reserve
Newlands Arm Foreshore
Dawson Cove, Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Nichol Street Reserve
Nichol Street, Bendoc
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Nicholson River Reserve
Princes Highway, Nicholson
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Omeo Recreation Reserve
Park Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Reserve
Orbost Recreation Reserve
Salisbury Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Panoramic Drive Reserve
Panoramic Drive, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Patterson Park
63 Metung Road, Metung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Paynesville Community Lions Park
60 Esplanade, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Shade Sail
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Jetty

Park
Reserve
Scott Street Reserve
Scott Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Service Road Reserve
Main Street Service Road West, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park, BBQ (electric)

Park
Reserve
Simpson Park
Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Skidale Close Reserve
Skidale Close, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment. Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Sunset Cove Reserve
Sunset Cove, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
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Storytime

Aims of Storytime

  • Encourage children to develop a love of reading, books and libraries at a young age.
  • Stimulate imagination, ideas and interests.
  • Teach effective listening skills.
  • Help develop pre-reading skills.
  • Introduce the library as a fun, inviting place to be for children and parents.
  • Become aware of library resources.
  • Provide opportunities to socialise with other children and caregivers, and have fun.

Storytime Schedule

  •     Orbost – Tuesdays 10.30 am
  •     Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Paynesville – Tuesdays 11.00 am
  •     Omeo – Wednesdays 11.15 am
  •     Mallacoota – Fridays 2.30 pm

Rhymetime

Aims of Rhymetime

  • Encourage children to develop a love of reading, books and libraries at a young age.
  • Stimulate imagination, ideas and interests.
  • Teach effective listening skills.
  • Help develop pre-reading skills.
  • Introduce the library as a fun, inviting place to be for children and parents.
  • Become aware of library resources.
  • Provide opportunities to socialise with other children and caregivers and have fun.

Rhymetime schedule

  • Paynesville– Mondays 10.30 am
  • Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance – Wednesdays 10.30 am
  • Orbost – Thursdays 10.00 am
  • Omeo – Every second Friday (commencing 28 October 2022) 10.30 am

1000 Books Before School program

We are participating in 1000 Books Before School to promote early literacy skills.

Reading for just 10 minutes a day can instill a lifelong love of books and learning in young children.

Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school.

Research shows that children who are read to every day from an early age have extended vocabularies, increased reading readiness and improved cognitive skills when they start school.

How 1000 Books Before School works

Become a library member and register at one of our libraries to get your first Reading Record and reading kit.

Mark, colour or put a sticker on your Reading Record each time you read with your child. When you reach a milestone in your Reading Record, bring it in to one of our libraries for a special reward.

Every book that your child completes, or actively listens to, counts – this includes stories read at Storytime sessions, day care, playgroup, kindergarten, as well as the same book over and over again.

The program finishes when your child reaches 1000 books or starts school. Don't be daunted by the 1000 book target. It's all about the journey.

For further information, phone 5152 4225 or ask your library staff.

Animated talking children's books

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking children’s books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

Features of TumbleBooks include:

  • Story Books - Sit back and listen or read along at your own speed to these entertaining and amusing picture books.
  • Tumble Readables - Enjoy reading this fine selection of chapter books and early readers.
  • New Books - Lists the latest additions to the TumbleBook library.
  • Puzzles and Games - Put the pieces together in these fun Tumble Puzzles! Includes jigsaw puzzles, memory game, word catch, spelling games, and more.
  • Language Learning - Enjoy selected TumbleBook titles in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese or Russian.
  • Audio Books - Listen to a selection of the TumbleBook Library’s chapter book in full audio online.

Sign in to TumbleBooks with your library card.

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This page was last published on: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022