COVID-19 update: In line with today’s announcement by the NSW Government masks are compulsory for visitors and staff at all library branches and the museum from 4pm on Tuesday, 22 June.

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Kids Regular Programs

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to COVID-19 all sessions at the libraries are currently limited 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.

These school holidays relish learning something new. Astound friends and family with circus tricks and discover basic first aid, how everyday objects work and more about Aboriginal technology.

TINKERING WITH TOOLS

Equipped with easy-to-use tools and some instructions, have a blast disassembling gadgets to explore what makes things work and how and why pieces connect. Great for any curious kid and all the future engineers, builders and mechanics.

Suitable for kids aged 7-13.

Monday 28 June
2-3:30pm
Carnes Hill Community Centre
Bookings essential.and open on 7 June.

Friday 2 July

2-3:30pm
Moorebank Community Centre
Bookings essential and open on 7 June.

FIRST AID FOR KIDS

Know what to do to help in an emergency. This hands-on workshop, especially formulated for kids, will cover calling 000, CPR and basic treatment for burns, cuts and choking.

Suitable for ages 5-12.

Tuesday 29 June

10:30-11:30am
Liverpool City Library
For ages 5-12
Bookings essential and open June 7

2-3pm
Carnes Hill Community Centre
For ages 5-7
Bookings essential and open June 7.

Monday 5 July

10-11am
Moorebank Community Centre
For ages 7-12
Bookings essential and open June 7.

HOW TO BE A CURATOR! CURATOR BOOTCAMP

Learn how to curate your own home collection by attending a workshop run by museum professionals.

Using the permanent gallery Resonances as an example, children will learn the behind-the-scenes work and how curators tell the story of an object. Follow the curatorial process looking at the exhibition, theme and object labels to thinking about displays and programs to help interpret the exhibition.

Wednesday 30 June
10.30am - 12pm
Liverpool Regional Museum

Bookings essential.

KOORI KINNECTIONS

Celebrate the world’s oldest continuous culture and learn about Aboriginal engineering and material use in this hands-on workshop from Indigenous educators. Build a palm-sized paperbark canoe to take home.

Suitable for kids aged 5-12.

Wednesday 30 June
10.30am - 11.30am
Green Valley Community Centre
Bookings essential and open 7 June.

Friday 9 July
2pm - 3pm
Liverpool City Library
Bookings essential and open 7 June.

THE BALANCING MAN

The Balancing Man has 9 World Records, and he is here to share his amazing skills. After an exciting, interactive show, children (and game parents) will learn balancing skills. Great for the whole family!

Tuesday 6 July
10.30am - 12pm
Green Valley Community Centre
Bookings essential and open 7 June.

Wednesday 7 July
10.30am - 12pm
Moorebank Community Centre
Bookings essential and open 7 June.

STORY WRITING WORKSHOP

Using the Resonances gallery objects as inspiration and drawing on historical information, this workshop will examine some of the Museum objects and ask the writer to consider:

Who owned it?
What did they use it for?
Why is it special?
What is the period of time it came from?
Where has it come from?
How did they come to own it and pass it to the museum?

All with the goal of creating their very own mini storybook about a Museum object.

Wednesday 7th July

10.30am – 12.00pm
Liverpool Regional Museum
Suitable for ages 7-12

Bookings essential and open 4 June.

RESONANCES: CUT AND PASTE THE EXHIBITION

Resonances are the sounds and feelings of the past heard in familiar everyday objects. Together we will create cut and paste artworks respecting the past objects in our collection. Considering our own lives too, we will draw and write about an object that has the most emotion and sound of your life within it, perhaps one day it will become a respected museum object too?

Join us at Liverpool Regional for our regular Create from the Collection Saturday children's program.

Saturday 10 July 2021
10.30am - 12pm
Liverpool Regional Museum

Bookings essential and open 4 June.

STORYTIME  ONLINE

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

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 will run between school terms only.

  • 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
The final Baby Rhymetime session for Term 2 2021 will be on 25 June. 
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
The final Toddler time session for Term 2 2021 will be 25 June.
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
The final Storytime session for Term 2 2021 will be 25 June.
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.

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).

In 2021, the program will be running in Terms 2, 3 and 4.

For more information and to register your interest, please call Liverpool City Council Children's Services on 8711 7568.

HOMEWORK HELP

Don't let your homework hound you. Students in grades 1-9 can drop in and receive help with homework, assignments and school work.

Runs weeks 2 to 8 of school terms.

Wednesdays Thursdays
Liverpool City Library
4pm - 5.30pm
Casula Library
4pm - 5.30pm

No bookings required but capacity is limited.

SCHOOL'S OUT

School’s out, but the weekend isn’t quite here yet. Get creative with craft at our free drop-in session.

These sessions run 10.30am - 11.30am on Fridays in the School Holidays.
Fridays
Liverpool City Library and branches 3.30pm - 4.30pm

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Make, explore and investigate at the library during the school holidays by booking into our free school holiday activities.

See What's On for more information.