Children's Library

Storytime

Storytime will be held every Friday and Saturday morning from 10am to 11am. Sessions involve a selection of stories, singing, and craft.

Storytime is open to all children aged between two and five and is held during the school term.


Baby Rhymetime

A special session just for 0 to 2 year olds will be held every Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am to 9:30am. Baby Rhymetime involves lots of singing, rhyming and body movement, as well a simple story.

Toy Library


Encouraging play with toys can support children’s development and promote learning.

The Toy Library is open:
  • Tuesday: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Friday: 11am to 12noon
  • Saturday: 10:45am to 11:45am
Toys are suitable from birth up to 12 years old, with a focus on the younger age groups. Membership is $62 for the year, $41 for 6 months with $10 discount for valid concession card holders.


Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club encourages youth to choose their own adventures this Summer, beginning from Monday 1 December through to the end of January.

The Challenge is open to all Western Australian children from birth to 16 years, with themed activity books available to download and online interactive activities for ages 0-5 years, 5-12 years and 12+ years.

A number of prizes can be won by submitting a book rave, completing writing activities and more!

For further details visit the Club website or speak to one of the library staff.



WAYRBA

WAYRBA is a readers' choice award, organised on a state wide basis for young readers.

Readers are invited to nominate, through their libraries, books that they have enjoyed. These nominations are then considered by the WAYRBA committee and the three lists are drawn up.


 


 
Electronic Resources for Children



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A collection of illustrated titles with multimedia features covering a variety of topics for children of all ages. 
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Literacy Planet

A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability. Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment.

 

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Tumblebook Library

Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.

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Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
SpineOut Magazine Online

SpineOut incorporates a new and exciting online format and website delivering interactive options for its technologically savvy young adult audience.

Readers can participate in a number of competitions and quizzes while also uploading submissions and feedback using a number of formats including pdf, video, mp3, jpg images and more. Connections to social networking and other popular online venues and forums are also linked to the website.
Story Box Library

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit in an online 'reading room'. Connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing the audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.
Kids' eReading Room

An e-book collection especially for the children.



 
PK Mag

A fun and interactive place where primary school students can express thier ideas and thoughts and share their creativity through words, art, film or music.

Busythings, Literacy Planet and Tumblebooks have been provided through Better Beginnings - supporting families in sharing a love of reading.

yourtutor

yourtutor is a unique learning service that connects students via the internet to qualified, expert tutors for individual conversations about homework, assignments, exam preparation and study questions.

Visit our yourtutor webpage.

Early Literacy Programs

The Kwinana Public Library is a proud participant in the Better Beginnings and Let's Read Early literacy programs.

Let's Read

Let's Read is an exciting initiative to promote reading with young children from birth to 5 years. There is a range of components to Let's Read. These work together to support and empower parents/carers to read with their young children. Let's Read aims to give children the skills they will need to learn to read when they start school. Let's Read is designed to be owned by and delivered in the community.

Visit the Let's Read website.

Better Beginnings

Developing a library habit early in life gives children a head start! The foundations of reading need to be laid long before children reach school and research conducted in the United Kingdom has shown that introducing a young child to the library is one of the most significant things a parent can do to make a difference to their child’s later education.

To introduce young children and parents to great books and early literacy activities, the State Library of Western Australia has developed Better Beginnings, a universal family literacy program for Western Australian children aged from birth to three years and their families. In partnership with the Rio Tinto WA Future Fund and Local Governments throughout WA, the State Government Better Beginnings will be established State-wide over the next four years.

Access the Better Beginnings program now.

Little Big Book Club

The Big Book Club Inc. is a not for profit arts organisation committed to the promotion of reading, literature and Australian authors and illustrators.

Visit the Little Big Book Club now.