Children's activities

Services currently modified.  For more information, visit the library membership and services page. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page

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Virtual Storytimes and Rhymetimes

For many of our regular families who are missing story and rhymetimes, we will be offering Live Virtual Storytimes and Rhymetimes from the start of June.   These sessions will be conducted through Zoom.  Book a place, then before the session, click the link in your online ticket to join on your mobile, tablet or computer.

Virtual Baby Rhymetimes

Virtual Baby Rhymetime is streamed live using Zoom and includes simple rhymes, action songs, stories and suggested activities that you can do with your child at home to help them to develop their early literacy skills.  Sharing your video for these sessions is optional.

Tuesday mornings 10.30am - 11.00am starting 2 June 2020

For bookings   

Virtual Pre-school Storytimes

Virtual Pre-school Storytime is streamed live using Zoom and includes songs, stories, and suggested activities that you can do with your child at home to help them to develop their early literacy skills.  Sharing your video for these sessions is optional.

Thursday mornings 10.30am - 11.00am starting 4 June 2020

For bookings   

Better Beginnings

Research shows that 75 per cent of brain development occurs between birth and the age of three. Ask at your library for your Better Beginnings information pack and gift book for your new baby.

For more information about the importance of sharing books with your baby, visit the Better Beginnings website.

Rhymetime and Storytime programs

The City has two programs to help parents develop their children’s literacy skills:

Baby Rhymetime

For children aged 0 to 2 years, Baby Rhymetime sessions offer a fun and educational experience for both young ones and parents.

Each Baby Rhymetime session will help your child to develop early literacy skills through simple rhymes, action songs and stories.

Sessions currently suspended. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page. This page will be updated as new information is known. 

Pre-school Storytime and Saturday Songs & Stories

These sessions are suitable for children aged 2–5 years and include stories, songs and colouring. Pre-school Storytime is a fun way to introduce your child to books, stimulates their imagination and is a great way for your child to make new friends. 

Can't make a weekday? We also have Saturday Songs & Stories, every Saturday from 10.00am for children 0 to 5 years.

Sessions currently suspended. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page. This page will be updated as new information is known. 

Learn English through Storytime (LETS)

The LETS program helps children and their families to improve and practise English in a fun, educational environment.

LETS includes songs, rhymes and stories which develop children's confidence. LETS helps children develop skills they will need when they start school.

The LETS program runs for eight weeks, with a different theme each week. Parents and Children participate and improve their English together!  Dianella, Osborne and Mirrabooka offer LETS, alternating during school terms.

Sessions currently suspended. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page. This page will be updated as new information is known. 

For more information or to book, please contact Osborne Library on (08) 9205 7900.

kids coding

Coding, programming and STEAM skills

Stirling Libraries provide opportunities for children and teens to learn how to code and gain skills in programming languages. Look out at other times for our STEAM 

Sessions currently suspended. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page. This page will be updated as new information is known. 

CoderDojo

This is a free, peer-based club for those who want to learn how to code. Coding is a fun and great way to meet people, and is quickly becoming an essential life skill. You can play games, work out puzzles and write your own programs.

Suitable for ages 7 - 17 at Karrinyup and Mirrabooka.

Sessions currently suspended. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page. This page will be updated as new information is known.

Creative Clubs

A series of creative clubs and activities are run across our libraries to help foster cognitive and social development.

  • The Lego Club is an informal group that meets to build, learn and have fun with a new challenge set each week.

    Bookings are not necessary. Adult supervision is required for all children aged 12 and under. Lego and Duplo are supplied.

    Sessions currently suspended. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page. This page will be updated as new information is known.

     

  • Drop into the Innovations Lab and have a play and experiment with a range of our new technologies:

    • 3D Printer
    • Virtual Reality
    • Garage Band and Music
    • Robotics
    • Makey Makey kits
    • littleBits kits

    All ages are welcome, no bookings are necessary and staff will be available to assist and answer any questions that you may have.

    Sessions currently suspended. To stay updated, please visit the Coronavirus update page. This page will be updated as new information is known.