Children's activities

The City’s Libraries hosts a number of ongoing community groups and activities for people of all ages.  For dates and times of our groups and activities, please see our event calendar

Summer Reading Club 2018: Curious Creatures

Summer holidays are a great time for sun, sea and games, but whether you are lying on a beach towel, or swinging in a hammock on a lazy afternoon, summer is also a great time for reading.  And like previous summers, the Summer Reading Club means that you can earn some nifty prizes just for reading.  To join, all you have to do is sign up at your local library and note down how many books you have read in your book log.  This year's theme is Curious Creatures, so there are also a ton of monster games, quizzes and activities for you, and we are sure you are all curious to see what amazing Creature surprises we are giving out.

This is not all though: SRC members are eligible to attend our Members Only Special event Mad Scientist Mummy - Microbes in Action taking place on 22 January 2019.  The Mad Scientist Mummy will show you the fascinating world of the teeny-tiny little curious creatures, that are all around us, but never even noticed.

For parents, SRC is a great way to keeps kids reading and developing literacy skills through the long school break.

For more information, contact your local Stirling Library.  For details of our Mad Scientist Mummy events, see below, but bookings can only be made for SRC members at our libraries.

Dianella Microbes

Osborne Microbes

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.

Home educator groups

Our home educator group meets every second Tuesday of the month from 10.00am to 12 noon at Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup. Come and join us for games, activities and networking with other parents and their children. Bookings are not required.

Rhymetime and Storytime programs

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

Baby Rhymetime

For children aged 0–2 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.

KarrinyupWednesday10.30am - 11.00am
DianellaFriday10.30am - 11.00am
ScarboroughThursday10.30am - 11.00am
OsborneMonday10.30am - 11.00am
InglewoodTuesday10.30am - 11.00am
MirrabookaFriday10.30am - 11.00am

Pre-school Storytime

These sessions are suitable for children aged 2–6 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. 

KarrinyupThursday10.30am - 11.00am
DianellaMonday10.30am - 11.00am
ScarboroughWednesday10.30am - 11.00am
OsborneTuesday10.30am - 11.00am
InglewoodFriday10.30am - 11.00am
MirrabookaTuesday10.30am - 11.00am

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.

The LETS program runs for eight weeks, with a different theme each week.

Book at Mirrabooka

Book at Osborne   

Starts Friday 15 February 20199.30am - 10.30amMirrabooka3 to 4 years
Starts Tuesday 12 February 20199.30am - 10.30Osborne2 to 3 years

For more information or to book, please phone Dianella Library on 08 9205 7740 or Mirrabooka Library on 08 9205 7300.

Storytime/Rhymetime Summer Hiatus

Baby Rhymetime and Preschool Storytime will be on break for the Christmas/Summer period from 14 December 2018 until 3 February 2019.

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 

For more information, please see below.


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 to 17 at Karrinyup and Mirrabooka.

Date Saturday mornings
Time 10.00am - 11.30am

Book at Karrinyup

Please bring you own laptop.  For more information please phone Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup on (08) 9205 7400.

Date Wednesday afternoons
Time 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Book at Mirrabooka 

A number of computers at the library will be available for attendees to use.  For more information please phone Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka on (08) 9205 7300.

Children’s Book Week

Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, Australian authors and illustrators. The theme for Children's Book Week 2018 is ‘Find Your Treasure’ and will be celebrated at Stirling libraries between Monday 20 August and Friday 24 August 2018. 

Creative Clubs

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

  • Come along to Music Makers @ Mirrabooka Library where you can use GarageBand (a complete music studio) with accessories including a microphone, headphones and a keyboard. You will be able to unleash your musical creativity whether you're a pro or a beginner!

    You can create songs, ringtones, and other projects to share with the world. Suitable for ages 7 to 17 years. Bookings are essential.

    Date Select Thursday afternoons
    Time 3.30pm - 4.30pm

    Book here

    For more information please phone Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka on (08) 9205 7300.

  • 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.


    DianellaFriday3.30pm - 4.30pm
    InglewoodMonday6.00pm - 7.00pm
    KarrinyupFriday3.30pm - 5.00pm
    MirrabookaWednesday3.30pm - 4.30pm
    OsborneMonday3.30pm - 4.30pm
    ScarboroughMonday3.30pm - 4.30pm

    For more information, please contact your local library.