Library Services for Children

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

Toy Library

​Members of the Kwinana Public Library can now choose from hundreds of toys suited for different ages and interests. The Toy Library will be open during the below times;

  • Wednesdays: 9.30am to 10am
  • Fridays: 10.30am to 11am 
  • Saturdays: 10.30am to 11am​

To find out more contact the Kwinana Public Library on 9236 4300.

Baby Rhymetime​

Baby Rhymetime sessions are for parents and caregivers with babies aged up to 12 months old and involve lots of singing, rhyming, and a simple story. 

ToddlerTime

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..

Storytime​

Storytime sessions open to all children aged between two and five, and involves a selection of stories, singing, and a craft activity..

CoderDojo​

All skill levels are welcome at CoderDojo. These sessions are for children aged seven to 17. Bring your own device or use one of the computers in our IT Training Room and have fun creating coding projects and earning coloured belts as you progress.

For details about these sessions and other programs and events please see the Term Program​ or visit the City's What's On website.

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club encourages young people to choose their own adventures in summer.

The challenge runs from December to January and is open to all Australian children from birth to 16 years, with themed activity books available to download and online interactive activities. 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. Lists are then organised for three categories: Younger Readers, Picture Books and Older Readers. Young people are then asked to read books on the lists and evaluate them as  ‘terrific’, ‘good’, ‘okay’ or ‘awful’.

eResources for Children​

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 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.

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 learning 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.

An e-book collection especially for the children.​
CoderZ is an online educational environment that improves students 21st century skills, while they are having fun programming their own virtual cyber  robot. The first time you use this service, choose Join a Library, and enter your library card number to set up an account.

Early Literacy Programs​

The Kwinana Public Library is a proud participant in the Better Beginnings program.

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 four-years-old and their families. Better Beginnings is a state-wide program provided through a partnership between the Rio Tinto WA Future Fund, Local Governments throughout Western Australia and the State Government. 

The 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.​​
Page reviewed: 20 Nov 2019 9:50pm