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

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.

LibraryDayTime
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 and Saturday Songs & Stories

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. 

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

LibraryDayTime
KarrinyupThursday10.30am - 11.00am
DianellaMonday10.30am - 11.00am
ScarboroughWednesday10.30am - 11.00am
OsborneTuesday10.30am - 11.00am
InglewoodFriday10.30am - 11.00am
MirrabookaTuesday10.30am - 11.00am
All LibrariesSaturday (Songs & Stories)10.00am - 10.30am

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.

Book at Osborne  

DateTimeLibraryAge
Starts Tuesday 11 February 20209.30am - 10.15amOsborne2 to 3 years

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 

For more information, please see below.

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.

Date Saturday mornings
Time 10.30am - 11.30am

Book at Karrinyup

Please bring you own laptop.  For more information please contact 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 contact Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka on (08) 9205 7300.

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.

    Library

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

    For more information, please contact your local library.

  • 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.

    Date Monday afternoons during School Terms
    Time 3.30pm - 5.00pm