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.

School holiday activities at Sutherland Shire Libraries

School Holiday Activities

Looking for things to do in the School Holidays? It's a sea of stories this spring - join us for craft, stories, games, tech and more. See all the School holiday activities listed here when they open for bookings on Monday 10 September.

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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, participate in a S.T.E.A.M. activity or make some craft. Storytimes are a fun way to learn new concepts through stories and play.

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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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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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Ozobots maze, paint, craft supplies and books

Kids Quest - Sutherland

Join the kids quest for after-school fun.

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Library on the Lawn | Camellia Gardens

In this special outdoor Storytime to celebrate Children's Week, join us on the lawn near the children's playground for songs, rhymes and stories.

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FrankenReads Storytime

Join us for some family Frankenstein fun in the library.

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A baby with mother and grandfather reading a book in the library.

Grandparent's Day

Celebrate Grandparent's Day with us.

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Little Bang Discovery Club

The Little Bang Discovery Club is a four-week science program for children aged 3-5 and their parent co-learner.

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Learning Through Play

Find out how play supports child development.

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Rocking Dan Teaching Man

YouTube sensation Rocking Dan, Teaching Man is coming to Sutherland Library.

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Code Club | Term 4

At Code Club you can design and create games, program robots, learn problem solving, critical thinking and team work.

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Musical Storytime

An interactive Storytime using musical instuments, scarves and tapping sticks.

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Bilingual Chinese-English Storytime | Encore

Join us at Miranda Library for a Chinese-English language storytime for preschool children and their families.

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More Information

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