Liverpool City Library and our branches will be closed on Wednesday the 26th of January for the Australia Day public holiday. We will reopen on Thursday the 27th of January. Our eLibrary is open 24/7.

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Kids Regular Programs

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Regular Children’s programs are back in a modified version from 1 November. Bookings are required.
All sessions at the libraries are currently limited to 20 visitors.

Bookings must be made by calling the direct number for your Library branch, between 9am - 10am on the day of the program.

Carnes Hill Library 8711 7222
Casula Library 8711 7240
Green Valley Library 8711 7201
Liverpool City Library 8711 7177
Moorebank Library 8711 7250

Due to capacity limits you can only book up to 3 spaces per family.

Snare a great activity for the kids this summer! With escape rooms, science workshops and Kung Fu classes there’s something for everyone at your local library.

Summer Reading Challenge

Take the challenge to read, write, explore and create all summer long.

Wednesday 1 December - Friday 4 February
Liverpool City Library and branches

For kids aged 0-12.

Participating is easy!

  1. Become a library member, if you aren't one already.
  2. Register here and download a booklet, or join at your local library
  3. Find great reads at your local branch or through our eLibrary. We've got some great options here to get you started!
  4. Return the reading log or other entry pages to your local library by 5pm on 4 February 2022, and go into a draw to win a prize!

How easy is that? Visit here for more information.

Summer Reading Challenge Scavenger Hunt

Find the clues then solve the puzzle for a sweet reward! Drop into your local branch for craft activities, and a balloon twister at Carnes Hill Library and Liverpool City Library!

Friday 10 December
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Liverpool City Library, Casula Library and Green Valley Library

Friday 7 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Carnes Hill Library

Friday 14 January
10am - 12 Midday
Moorebank Library

Super Robot Detectives

Code together for fun. Locate the villain's hiding spot and cleverly program a robot to capture them and dash their dastardly plans.

Wednesday 5 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Casula Community Centre
Program suitable for 5-8-year-olds.
Bookings essential.

Thursday 6 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Liverpool City Library
Program suitable for 8-12-year-olds.
Bookings essential.

Kung Fu Taster Class

Practice self-defence, discipline and mindfulness in a safe environment. Don't kick yourself for missing out!

Program suitable for 5-10 year olds.

Thursday 6 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Green Valley Community Centre
Bookings are essential.

Tuesday 18 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Carnes Hill Community Centre
Bookings are essential.

CSI Forensic Science

Investigate fingerprinting, hair analysis and DNA comparisons to find out whodunit. Learn real science concepts in this intriguing workshop.

Program suitable for 7-12 year olds.

Monday 10 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Green Valley Community Centre
Bookings are essential.

Monday 10 January
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Carnes Hill Community Centre
Bookings are essential.

Thursday 20 January
10.30am - 11.30am
Casula Community Centre
Bookings are essential.

3D Print Workshop

Design a gadget, a fake nose or other disguise of your choice using modelling software. Print it out, take it home and try it out.

Wednesday 12 January
2.30 - 4.30pm
Liverpool City Library
Bookings are essential.

Escape the Room

Get a team of up to 8 super sleuths together to unearth clues, solve puzzles and escape the room triumphant.

Thursday 13 January
2pm - 4pm
Casula Library
Bookings are essential.

Monday 17 January
2pm - 4pm
Liverpool City Library
Bookings are essential.

Wednesday 19 January
2pm - 4pm
Green Valley Library
Bookings are essential.

Create a Fairy Door

Get messy. Get creative. Decorate your own magical fairy door using natural and other appropriate materials. Learn more about our local natural environment and how we can take care of it.

At the end of the workshop, donate your door to the new Fairy Glen at Harris Creek Reserve or take it home to treasure.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Wednesday 19 January
10.30 - 11.30am
Moorebank Community Centre
Bookings are essential.

Monday 24 January
10.30 - 11.30am
Moorebank Community Centre
Bookings are essential.

Don’t forget to join the Summer Reading Challenge this year! Free, fun and easy!

Resonances Kids Trail and Activities - Liverpool Regional Museum

Can you find all of the special objects that tell stories of Liverpool’s past?

Use the Kids Trail and Activities to explore the Resonances exhibition, and investigate Liverpool’s past and unique stories to help discover the missing label of the special object.

Come and discover your local Museum collection.

Tuesday 11 January - Friday 21 January
10am - 3pm
Liverpool Regional Museum

Drop-in sessions. No bookings required.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Kid's Curator and Collectors Camp - Liverpool Regional Museum

Are you a collector?

Since ancient times people have collected objects. Museums collect objects to tell stories and preserve artefacts for future generations.

Why do people collect? What makes a collection? What are some things people collect?

Join the Liverpool Regional Museum Kids’ Curator and Collector Camp to understand what a collection is, how to display and store your collections, what do curators do, and to meet and share your collection with other collectors.

Wednesday 19th January
10am -12 midday
Liverpool Regional Museum

Suitable for ages 9-14.

Bookings are essential and open Tuesday 30 November.

Remember to bring photographs of your collection with you and, if suitable, three objects from your collection for a hands-on activity and some morning tea.

Each child will receive a special inaugural Kid’s Curator and Collector Camp certificate emailed to them and their collection will be featured on the Liverpool Regional Museum Instagram/ Facebook page over the following weeks. The Club members’ collections will be posted with their first name only.

Story Writing Workshop -  Liverpool Regional Museum

Learn to write and think like a writer. 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.

Thursday 20 January
10am – 12 midday
Liverpool Regional Museum
Suitable for ages 7-12

Bookings essential and open 30 November

Please bring some morning tea with you on the day.

Create from the Collection: Resonances Cut and Paste Workshop - Liverpool Regional Museum

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?

Saturday 29 January
10.30am - 12 Midday
Liverpool Regional Museum

Suitable for ages 5 -12.

Bookings are essential and open 30 November.

Don’t forget to join the Summer Reading Challenge this year! Free, fun and easy!

STORYTIME  ONLINE

Reading, singing and silliness from the comfort of your home. Join us online on Facebook and YouTube 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 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. We're currently unable to sing in these sessions, but we can dance!

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 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 dancing and reading along. We're currently unable to sing in these sessions, but we can dance!

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 Liverpool City 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. We're unable to sing in these sessions, but we can dance!

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
MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysFridays
Moorebank Library 11am Liverpool City Library 10am Casula 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 here.

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

All supported playgroups run during school terms only. For more information, please contact the organiser at 9725 0116, or email playgroup@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

MondaysTuesdays
Green Valley Playgroup
9:30am - 11:30am
Green Valley Library
Carnes Hill 1 Playgroup
9:30am - 11:00am
Carnes Hill Library

Carnes Hill 2 Playgroup
11:15am - 12:45pm
Carnes Hill Library

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).

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

DROP-IN HOMEWORK HELP

Drop into our free service to get support with any homework and assignments.

We have professional tutors who can help students from Years 1-10 and those studying TVET courses.

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

Wednesdays Thursdays
Liverpool City Library
4pm - 5.30pm
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 craft at our free drop-in session.

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

Fridays
Carnes Hill, Casula, Green Valley, Liverpool City 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.