Kids

View Stirling Libraries entertainment services available for kids using your library membership.

Minecraft

Librarycraft

Minecraft is a ‘sandbox’ game offering players almost limitless possibilities in a almost limitless world. Stirling Libraries have now joined with City of Fremantle, and other public libraries to offer Librarycraft, a safe, secure, moderated online environment for Minecraft players aged 7 - 17.


There are weekly competitions and prizes, but players also:

  • Strengthen their social, creativity and teamwork skills whilst learning to solve problems together
  • Learn about resource management and basic economics through the in-built Economy system
  • Build on all of the STEAM skills, science, engineering and maths with coding and redstone creations.

See the LibraryCraft world here, and head to LibraryCraft to join.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids offers an on-demand video streaming service for children aged preschool and up: A curated selection of educational and enriching videos with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media™. 

Categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime and Movies for the whole family.  

How to use: 

  • To access Kanopy Kids, first login to your Kanopy account
  • Click on the 'KIDS' button on the top right side of the page.

Extra parental controls are available through Kanopy Kids, allowing parents to restrict access to the main Kanopy catalogue for younger viewers. 

Kanopy tutorial

To start watching, visit the Kanopy website.

KidSpeak - Transparent Languages Online

KidSpeak is designed so children can explore, play and learn languages at home or on the go.  KidSpeak has engaging learning activities to teach children French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin or English.

How to use: 

  • You will need to log in and register to create an account      
  • Click the KidSpeak option in the top navigation bar of your chosen language
  • Only available through a web browser (no mobile app available)
  • Parental guide available to assist with learning.

For more information, please visit the Transparent Language website.

OverDrive for Kids

The OverDrive eReading Room is just for kids and provide a safe online experience.  Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.

To view the catalogue, please visit the OverDrive for Kids website.

Story Box for Kids

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. It is a great resource that is convenient and simple to use. Content is streamed with no advertising, allowing children to focus on the storytelling (when logging in please choose State Library of Western Australia).

To assess the catalogue, please visit the Story Box website.

PK Magazine

PK is an e-zine for primary age kids. In PK Magazine you will find creative work from book reviews, poetry, short stories, artwork, photography or stories - by kids, for kids!

To read the latest issue, visit the PK Magazine website.

Busythings

Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language & literacy and understanding of the world.

  • To access the catalogue, please visit the Busythings website.

The Busythings subscription is provided through Better Beginnings, supporting families in sharing a love of reading.

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