Green Valley Library will be closed from 14 December - 7 February. All other library branches will remain open.

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Kids Regular Programs

Liverpool City Library often refers to 'terms' for the duration of our ongoing programs. Terms for 2023 align with the NSW Eastern school terms, and are as follows:

TermStart DateEnd Date
Term One Tuesday 31 January Thursday 6 April
Term Two Wednesday 26 April Friday 30 June
Term Three Tuesday 18 July Friday 22 September
Term Four Monday 9 October Tuesday 19 December

We also run school holiday programs which can be found here.

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BABY RHYMETIME Ages 0 - 2 years

Join us at Baby Rhymetime as together we 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
MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridays
Liverpool City Library 10am

Moorebank Library 10am

Carnes Hill Library 11am
Casula Library 11am Liverpool City Library 10am Green Valley Library 11am Carnes Hill Library 10am

Moorebank Library 11am

TODDLER TIME Ages 18 months - 3 years

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 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 10am Casula Library 10am Moorebank Library 10am

Liverpool City Library 11am
Green Valley Library 10am

Carnes Hill Library 10am
Moorebank Library 10am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME  Ages 2 - 5 years

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 11am Liverpool City Library 10am                 Miller Library 11am Casula Library 10am Carnes Hill Library 11am Green Valley Library 10am

SUPPORTED PLAYGROUP

Supported Playgroups offer fun educational activities for children five years and under living in the Fairfield and Liverpool LGAs. Run by a multi-skilled team of early childhood teachers and family support workers, this free service promotes social interactions with other children, and connects families to the community and each other. All parents and family members are welcome to attend but will need to register their interest.

How to apply:

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Priority is given to isolated families and families with other well-being concerns.

For more information, please:

MondaysTuesdays
Green Valley Playgroup
9:30am - 11:00am
Green Valley Library 
(starting after the reopening on Wednesday 8 February) 
Playgroup 1
9:30am - 11:00am
Carnes Hill Library

Playgroup 2
11:30am - 1.00pm
Carnes Hill Library

MULTICULTURAL PLAYGROUPS

The Multicultural Playgroups run in partnership with the Multicultural Resource Centre support migrant and refugee families with children aged 0-5 years. Children learn through play, mix with other children, develop new friendships, speak their own language and practice learning English.

Multicultural Playgroups run during school terms only.

Details on when Multicultural Playgroups will recommence will be available soon.

For more information, please see the Western Sydney MRC website www.wsmrc.org.au or contact info@wsmrc.org.au.

Fridays

Playgroup 1
9:30am - 11:00am
Liverpool City Library

Playgroup 2
11:15am - 12:45pm
Liverpool City Library

LITTLE CURATORS Ages Ages 2 - 5 years

Join us for a fun and educational morning at the museum.

Each month children will learn about an object in our permanent collection and enjoy hands-on learning through music, craft, games and play.

Suitable for children aged 2 - 5 years and their parents/carers.

Liverpool Regional Museum

Wednesday 1 March
10.30 – 11.30am
Bookings Required

Wednesday 5 April
10.30 – 11.30am
Bookings Required

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, be enrolled to attend Kindergarten in 2023 and not attend any Liverpool City Council child care centres.

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

For more information and to register your interest, please email Cody Gordon at gordonc@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

MondaysWednesdaysThursdays
Casula Library
10:00am -11:30am
Moorebank Library
10:30am - 12:00pm
Carnes Hill Library
10:00am - 11.30am

DROP-IN HOMEWORK HELP

Drop into a free afternoon Homework Help session.

A professional tutor will be available to help Primary aged students with homework and assignments.

Runs weeks 2-8 of school terms. Free, no bookings required.

Tuesdays WednesdaysThursdays
Carnes Hill Library
3:45pm - 5:15pm
Liverpool City Library
3:45pm - 5:15pm
Casula Library
4pm - 5.30pm

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

SCHOOL'S OUT

School’s out, but the weekend isn’t quite here yet. Get creative with our free drop-in session, alternating each week between craft and Lego.

These sessions run 10.30am - 11.30am on Fridays in the School Holidays.

Fridays
Carnes Hill, Casula, Green Valley, Liverpool City, Miller, and Moorebank Libraries
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.

PRESCHOOLS

RESONANCES GALLERY MUSEUM VISIT

Find and match social and cultural objects from the Liverpool’s past, to learn how people lived worked and played in the local community. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the objects and the role of museums’ in preserving artefacts for the future, with time for a Q and A, a story, and craft activities.

TEDDY BEARS VISIT TO COLLINGWOOD HOUSE

Bring your teddy bears for a visit to historic Collingwood House. The program encourages understanding the local area and community through a tour of the house, old style games, a story, and craft activities. Students are welcome to bring their own food for a picnic in the grounds of Collingwood House.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

COLLINGWOOD HOUSE: DESPERATELY SEEKING STAFF

Mrs Keeper the housekeeper of Collingwood House has a problem. After a series of unfortunate events, she has found herself without any staff and the master and mistress are due back home any day. There are chores to be done and no one to do them. Journey back to 1820’s to see if you and your students are suitable to become full time employees of Collingwood House.

COLLINGWOOD HOUSE: THE CASE OF THE MIXED UP MUDDLED CURATOR

Take a journey back in time to discover Collingwood House. Built in 1810 the house is one of the oldest farmhouses in Australia and is decorated to reflect the time. Students take a tour of the house and reflect on the living history and help find objects that doesn’t fit in the time period.

COLLINGWOOD HOUSE PROJECT BASED LEARNING PROGRAM

What is the significance of Collingwood House to Liverpool’s History? Who were the people that lived there? What industry took place on the land? What was life, like in the area before colonisation?  These are some of the questions students may answer through our Collingwood House project-based learning program.

RESONANCES NOW AND THEN: THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

Objects can tell stories about people lived in the past. Use the museum’s permanent Resonance's gallery to consider what life was like in the past and compare it with current time. Students will have the chance to investigate and interact with objects from the Liverpool Regional Museums’ collection.

For more information on activities and events available in the museum, contact the Museum team via liverpoolregionalmuseum@liverpool.nsw.gov.au or 02 8711 7126