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.
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.
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.
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:
Sign in to TumbleBooks with your library card.
To celebrate CBCA Book Week, you are invited to enter our annual draw a picture/write a story competition. The more imaginative and inspirational the better!
Submit your picture or story with the entry form.
For more information visit your local library or phone 5152 4225.