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.

Share a Book with a Sharkie

Join Wade Graham, Cronulla Sharks player and member of the 2016 Premiership winning team, for a storytime with a difference! Hear Wade read books and share his amazing football story.

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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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Christmas storytime at the library

Storytime

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

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time is Sutherland Shire Libraries version of Storytime for children 18m - 3yrs. No bookings required, just come along ready to participate and have fun.

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Rhymetime

Rhymetime is our version of Storytime for babies from 0-2 years and their fun loving carers. No bookings required, just bring along your singing voice and a sense of fun.

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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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Coding for Young Kids

This workshop will introduce the basic computational thinking skills to the children through storytelling and play. Children will learn to program a friendly wooden robot, powered by a playful programming language you can touch. A fun way to learn to code without a computer!

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robot wars

Introduction to SCRATCH for Robots

In this one hour workshop children will have hands-on experience programming a robot using SCRATCH 2.0.

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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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More Information

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