Kids Regular Programs

Liverpool City Library often refers to 'terms' for the duration of our ongoing programs. Terms for 2024 align with the NSW Eastern school terms, and are as follows:

Term One: Thursday 1 February - Friday 12 April
Term Two: Tuesday 30 April - Friday 5 July
Term Three: Tuesday 23 July - Friday 27 September
Term Four: Monday 14 October - Wednesday 18 December

Each of our branches runs a variety of programs for all ages. These programs are our regular programs for primary school aged children running during school terms.

We also run school holiday and unique one-time programs which can be found here.

Relax together and enjoy nurturing a love of reading through great picture books, songs, dance, and craft.

Suitable for children aged 1 - 7.

Saturdays
10:30am - 11:00am
Liverpool City Library | Yellamundie

No bookings required.

This runs year-round during both school terms and school holidays.

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
10am
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:

OR

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

For more information, please:

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

Carnes Hill Library
Playgroup 2
11.30am - 1:00pm

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

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

LITTLE CURATORS 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
1st Wednesday of the month
10.30 - 11.30am
Bookings required
Check What's on

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.

Fridays
Carnes Hill, Casula, Green Valley , Liverpool City, Miller and Moorebank Libraries
3.30pm - 4:30pm

STUDY SUPPORT

Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to excel academically in Maths or level up your English Writing skills with help from our expert teacher.

This free program utilises study books from the local library to support your learning journey.

Suitable for students in Year 1 to Year 10. Students under 12 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent.

No bookings required.

Maths Help Writing Help General Homework Help
Mondays
26 February to 25 March
4pm - 5:30pm
Liverpool City Library | Yellamundie
Wednesdays
28 February to 3 April
4pm - 5:30pm
Liverpool City Library | Yellamundie
Thursdays
29 February to 4 April
4pm - 5:30pm 
Carnes Hill Library

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.

Code Club @ Liverpool City Library | Yellamundie

Join us for an interactive and fun-filled term as we explore the user-friendly programming language, Scratch.

Use our laptops with your library card or bring your own laptop. Don’t forget your USB to save the progress of your work!

Disclaimer: Students must have a library card, must be of a suitable age and have basic computer skills. Students that are not of the appropriate age or computer skill level may be asked to discontinue the sessions. Participants should commit to attending all term, non attendance will result in forfeit of ticket.

Suitable for 08-11 years.

Wednesdays @ Liverpool Civic Place Library
3.45pm - 4.30pm

Starts Wednesday 07 February
Runs throughout school term
Bookings required for Code Club @ Liverpool

Introduction to Microbits and Robotics @ Liverpool City Library | Yellamundie

Learn to make with Microbits! Code microcontrollers to create interesting and exciting projects at Casula Library. Design and create fun projects using Microbits.

Disclaimer: Students must have a library card, must be of a suitable age and have basic computer skills. Students that are not of the appropriate age or computer skill level may be asked to discontinue the sessions. Participants should commit to attending all term, non attendance will result in forfeit of ticket.

Suitable for 08-11 years.

Thursdays @ Liverpool Civic Place Library
3.45pm - 4.30pm

Starts Thursday 08 February
Runs throughout school term
Bookings required for Microbits and Robotics @ Liverpool

Code Club @ Casula Library

Join us for an interactive and fun-filled term as we explore the user-friendly programming language, Scratch.

Use our laptops with your library card or bring your own laptop. Don’t forget your USB to save the progress of your work!

Disclaimer: Students must have a library card, must be of a suitable age and have basic computer skills. Students that are not of the appropriate age or computer skill level may be asked to discontinue the sessions. Participants should commit to attending all term, non attendance will result in forfeit of ticket.

Suitable for 08-11 years.

Tuesdays @ Casula Library
3.30pm - 4.15pm

Starts Tuesday 06 February
Runs throughout school term
Bookings required for Code Club @ Casula

Code Club @ Green Valley Library

Join us for an interactive and fun-filled term as we explore the user-friendly programming language, Scratch.

Use our laptops with your library card or bring your own laptop. Don’t forget your USB to save the progress of your work!

Disclaimer: Students must have a library card, must be of a suitable age and have basic computer skills. Students that are not of the appropriate age or computer skill level may be asked to discontinue the sessions. Participants should commit to attending all term, non attendance will result in forfeit of ticket.

Suitable for 08-11 years.

Wednesdays @ Green Valley Library
3.45pm - 4.30pm

Starts Wednesday 07 February
Runs throughout school term
Bookings required for Code Club @ Green Valley

Introduction to Microbits and Robotics @ Carnes Hill Library

Learn to make with Microbits! Code microcontrollers to create interesting and exciting projects at Casula Library. Design and create fun projects using Microbits.

Disclaimer: Students must have a library card, must be of a suitable age and have basic computer skills. Students that are not of the appropriate age or computer skill level may be asked to discontinue the sessions. Participants should commit to attending all term, non attendance will result in forfeit of ticket.

Suitable for 08-11 years.

Thursdays @ Liverpool Civic Place Library
3.45pm - 4.30pm

Starts Thursday 08 February
Runs throughout school term
Bookings required for Microbits and Robotics @ Carnes Hill

PRESCHOOLS

Resonances Gallery Museum Visit

Find and match social and cultural objects from 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 question-and-answer session, a story, and craft activities.

Teddy Bears Visit to Collingwood House

Bring your students and their Teddy Bears for a guided tour of Historic Collingwood House, learn about the history of the house and play some old-fashioned games, craft activities or listen to a story. >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. A series of unfortunate events, has left her with no staff, and the Master and Mistress are due home any day now. There are chores to be done and no one to do them. Travel back in time to the 1820's and 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

Step back in time at 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 its history. However, some mistakes have been made by our mixed-up, muddled-up curator and the students help to find objects that do not fit and correct the mistakes made by the mixed-up, muddled-up curator.

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.

Historic Liverpool Project Based Learning Program

What is the pre-colonial history of Liverpool? Who was Governor Macquarie and why is he important to the history Liverpool’s? What remains of the original convict designed and built buildings in Liverpool? These are just some of the questions your students may choose to answer through our Historic Liverpool 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

Visit our What's On page to find information on current and upcoming kids events and workshops.