Regular programs and events for children and families are held at the Kwinana Public Library, including:
For parents and caregivers with babies aged up to 12 months old. Baby Rhymetime sessions involve lots of singing, rhyming and a simple story.
Toddlertime sessions are designed for active children aged one to two years old and include parachute play, short stories, songs, musical instruments, and lots of movement.
Open to all children aged between two and five. Storytime sessions involve a selection of stories, singing and a craft activity.
The Kwinana Library operates a Toy Library for Library members. Membership is free, and members may borrow up to three items at a time. A variety of toys are available including a range of costumes, construction toys, puzzles, games, musical instruments and sporting equipment, allowing children to develop their skills, learn, create and be entertained.
The Toy Library is currently open at the following times:
Tuesday: 10.30am to 12pm
Wednesday: 3pm to 4.30pm
Thursday: 3pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 10.30am to 11.30am
Saturday: 10.30am to 11.30am
A collection of illustrated titles with multimedia features covering a variety of topics for children of all ages.
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.
A fun and interactive place where primary school students can express their ideas and thoughts and share their creativity through words, art, film or music.
Studiosity Australian online study help service which connects you to real Subject Specialists for assistance with homework, assignments, exam preparation and study questions. Aimed at students in years 3 to 12, the service provides real-time, interactive help with mathematics, various science subjects, and English. Advice on research and study skills is also available. All learning sessions are monitored to maintain quality control and service provision. Subject specialists are also experienced in helping people learn English as a second language (ESL). The Studiosity service is available Sunday to Friday from 1pm to 10pm.
Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy Kids categories include TV series, learning languages, animated storybooks, anime favourites, classic films, and movies for the whole family.
OverDrive Kids' eReading Room
An e-book collection especially for the children.
The Kwinana Public Library is a proud participant in the Better Beginnings program.
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 four-years-old and their families. Better Beginnings is a state-wide program provided through a partnership between Rio Tinto, the WA Future Fund, Local Governments throughout Western Australia and the State Government.
Yellow Bag: Every baby in Western Australia receives a free Better Beginnings reading pack with a specially designed board book, Baby Ways. Reading to babies from birth is one of the best things you can do to build their early language skills and gives them an early love of books that will support their future success as readers. Pick these up from your community nurse.
Orange Bag: Designed for two-year-olds, the Better Beginnings Sing With Me reading pack provides parents with lots of resources to sing and read aloud with their children. These bags are available from Kwinana Library.
Little Big Book Club
The Little Big Book Club Inc. is a not-for-profit arts organisation committed to the promotion of reading, literature and Australian authors and illustrators.
Reading Time covers children's book news and reviews from the Children's Book Council of Australia.