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Activities and Services for Children

Activities and Services for Children

​​​​Regular programs and events for children and families are held at the Kwinana Public Library, including:​

Baby Bounce

For parents and caregivers with babies aged up to 12 months old. Baby Bounce sessions involve lots of singing, rhyming and a simple story. Please check the What's On page for current program times. 
(Previously called Baby Rhymetime)

A man reads a book to a baby.

Rhythm and Rhymes

Rhythm and Rhymes 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. Please check the What's On page for current program times. 
(Previously called Toddlertime)

A woman holds a toddler.

Storytime​

Open to all children aged between three and five. Storytime sessions involve a selection of stories, singing and a craft activity. Please check the What's On page for current program times. 

Toy Library

Kwinana Public Library members may borrow up to three toys at a time from the Toy Library. A variety of toys including of costumes, construction toys, puppets, musical instruments and sporting equipment are available to support children to learn, explore and spark their imagination.

The Toy Library is currently open at the following times:

Monday: 10.30am to 11.30am 

Tuesday: 10.30am to 11.30am

Wednesday: 3pm to 4pm

Thursday: 3pm to 4pm

Friday: 11am to 12pm

Saturday: 10.30am to 11.30am

The Toy Library at Kwinana Public Library.

eResources for Children

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Hoopla

Hoopla Digital offers a Kids Mode to safely browse ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and television series.

LOTE4Kids

Help your kids learn a language and engage with reading. Choose from thousands of picture books in 50+ languages.
Every book is fully animated, with English or LOTE subtitles and fully-voiced narration. New books and languages are added every week!

OverDrive Kids' eReading Room

An ebook collection especially for children.​

World eBooks

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

Online Learning

Busythings​

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.

Dr Sarah and the Village of Mystery

In this retro-style game players navigate exciting challenges within the Village of Mystery. It's an addictive adventure that combines problem solving, sentence building and story-telling. Players create their own story which can be read or listened to as they progress. Dr. Sarah is a fun way to help kids develop skills in literacy, problem solving,  story-telling and STEM.

Studiosity

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.​

Magazines

Good Reading for Young Adults

This is an exciting online magazine for Young Adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team. It’s a special place for you to express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. Be part of this fun online resource by submitting reviews of newly published YA books, book trailers, poems, short stories, music lyrics, videos and art work. Experience the thrill of being published! ​

Good Reading for Kids

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.​

Film and Video

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.

Kanopy Kids

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.

Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program​

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. Your Community Child Health Nurse can give you a free Better Beginnings reading pack when you visit with your baby for their eight week health check.

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 to pick up from the Kwinana Public Library.

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