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Kids Regular Programs

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to COVID-19 all sessions at the libraries are currently limited to 20 visitors for Baby Rhymetime, Toddlertime and Storytime. Tickets are required to attend the event, parents are asked to collect a ticket 30 minutes prior to the event.

Spots will be marked 1.5m apart for parents and children to sit during the session. Children and parents are asked to remain seated, or dance on the spot during the session.

Scarves and shakers will be cleaned after each use. Hand sanitiser will be provided, but we encourage parents to use a brand they’re familiar with if they have any concerns.

We encourage children and parents to wash their hands before and after attending.

STORYTIME  ONLINE

Reading, singing and silliness from the comfort of your home. Join us online on Facebook every Thursday for Pre-school Storytime. Watch previous episodes anytime on your Smart TV, computer or tablet here or at the Liverpool City Council YouTube Channel.

BABY RHYMETIME Ages 0 - 2 years

Join us at Baby Rhymetime as together we sing, wiggle and shake. This fun and welcoming session, aimed at babies aged 0-2 years and their caregivers, features songs, movement and reading to encourage language development and a love of reading.

These drop-in sessions are free and run during school terms only.

Why is it important?

  • It is an opportunity to entertain, bond and have fun with your baby
  • Develops language, especially listening, and the knowledge, skills and love of books needed to read later on
  • Gives your child an opportunity to interact with children of similar ages and for caregivers to get to know others in their local area
  • Provides ideas on how to foster literacy at home
MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
Liverpool City Library 10am

Moorebank Library 10am

Carnes Hill Library 11am
Casula Library 11amLiverpool City Library 10amGreen Valley Library 11amCarnes Hill Library 10am

Moorebank Library 11am

TODDLER TIME Ages 18 months - 3years

Is your child too active for our Baby Rhymetime session, but not yet ready for our Pre-school Storytime?

This engaging, weekly program introduces children to early literacy, imagination, communication and social skills. We use scarves, ribbons, songs, action rhymes and musical instruments to keep them singing, dancing and reading along.

Toddler Time is best suited for children aged 18 months – 3 years.
These drop-in sessions are free and run during school terms only.

Why is it important?

  • Develops skills and knowledge needed to read later on and a love of books
  • Gives your child an opportunity to interact with children of similar ages, develop their independence and practice social skills
  • Provides ideas on how to foster literacy at home
  • Helps with co-ordination and physical readiness for school
MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
Carnes Hill Library 10amCasula Library 10amLiverpool City Library 11am
 
Moorebank Library 10am
Carnes Hill Library 11am
 
Green Valley Library 10am
Moorebank Library 10am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME  Ages 2 - 5years

Encourage a love of stories at Preschool Storytime. Explore a wide range of topics with your pre-schooler discovering engaging and well-written picture books.

This session uses songs, action rhymes, simple questions and games to keep your pre-schooler engaged and fosters early-literacy and social skills. At some locations, stay for craft at the end of the session.

Best suited for children aged 2-5 years.
These drop-in sessions are free and run during school terms only.

Why is it important?

  • Widens your child's vocabulary and teaches general knowledge
  • Develops skills and knowledge needed to read later on and a love of books
  • Gives your child an opportunity to develop their independence, practice social and other skills needed for pre-school and school
  • Provides ideas on how to foster literacy at home
  • Helps with co-ordination and physical readiness for school
MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
Moorebank Library 11amLiverpool City Library 10amCasula Library 11amCarnes Hill Library 10amGreen Valley Library 10am


TRANSITION TO SCHOOL

Liverpool City Council Children’s Services in conjunction with Liverpool City Library runs a transition to school program to meet a need in the Liverpool community to support and guide children in their smooth transition to school. The program is run by a qualified early childhood teacher who currently works in council’s early education and care centres across Liverpool.

A strong transition to school program is vital for children who are attending ‘big school’ as it gives them the strategies they need to have a positive start to school. Children must be aged 4 years and over and not attend any Liverpool City Council child care centres.

Cost: Free (one 10 week session per child only).

To enquire call 8711 7568 for more information.

This program runs for one term and is in the following locations during school terms:

MondayTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
Carnes Hill LibraryGreen Valley LibraryLiverpool City LibraryMoorebank LibraryCasula Library

SCHOOL'S OUT

School’s out, but the weekend isn’t quite here yet. Explore your imagination and get creative with craft and Lego™ construction.

Craft and Lego™ will alternate weekly.

Times vary during School Holidays, see What's On for more information.

Fridays
Liverpool City Library and branches 3.30pm - 4.30pm

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

From creative making to exploring and investigating the library hosts a range of activities during the school holidays.

See What's On for more information.