Kids & Parents

Storytimes, activities, events and educational games for children from 0-12 years. Find out more about what the library offers for children and their parents.

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Reading Games

Have fun while developing reading, literacy and numeracy with our selection of educational online games, stories and activities.

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Storytime

Come along to storytime and hear stories read aloud, sing songs, watch a film, enjoy finger puppet play and make some craft. Storytimes are a fun way to help your child develop their early language, aural and memory skills.

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Children's Reading Guides

Find new children's authors and books to read with these resources. Search by author, book title, subject or genre.

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Premier's Reading Challenge

The NSW Premier has challenged children in Kindergarten to Year 9 to read 20-30 books between March and September each year.

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Children's Book Week

We spend a week in August celebrating children's books and Australian authors & illustrators. Our Libraries offer activities and tell stories to highlight the importance of reading to children.

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Kids Quest

Join the kids quest for after-school fun. Enjoy five weeks of stories, art, craft, games and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities.

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Lego Color Bricks by Alan Chia [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday Construction Club: Sylvania Library

Join our monthly Saturday Construction Club. Meetings will have a building challenge or game to complete individually and in groups. Have fun and meet new friends.

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Lego Color Bricks by Alan Chia [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday Construction Club: Engadine Library

Join our monthly Saturday Construction Club. Meetings will have a building challenge or game to complete individually and in groups. Have fun and meet new friends.

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Helping your school-aged child to read

Parents are the best, first teachers.

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Koori Culture for Boories (Little Kids)

Join us for a special Aboriginal storytime.

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Drone Workshop

In this intensive two-day workshop learn all about the world of drones including design ideas, first person flight perspective, using flight simulators and essential mini-quad flying skills.

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Transition to Big School

Is your child ready for kindy?

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More Information

Children & Young Adult Services
Phone 9710 0178
Email library@ssc.nsw.gov.au