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We offer a range of specially designed programs for children of all ages at each of our libraries during school term. We also offer a dedicated School Holiday Program.

These sessions are offered on a first come first served basis. Please arrive early to secure a space. If a session is at capacity, we ask that members arrive earlier at the next available session. Please ensure that you maintain physical distancing when attending each session.

Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are also available on the Kids Space page.

Book Babies (0-18 months)

Explore a featured book one-to-one with your baby (aged 0 to 18 months). This free program focuses on early literacy and will include stories, rhymes, songs and finger-play.

Spaces are limited. If a session is at capacity, we ask that members arrive earlier at the next available session.

Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are also available on the Kids Space page.

This program is run weekly during school term only

  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay - Monday 2:30pm

Cost: Free.

You must be a current Woollahra Libraries member to attend. (Not a member? Join online for free).

Rhyme Time for babies and toddlers (0-2 years)

Enjoy rhymes, singing, board books and musical instruments with your child (aged 0-2 years). This free, fun and interactive program encourages parents and carers to become fully involved with their babies and toddlers by associating books and songs with parental time and attention.

Rhyme Time Spaces are limited to assist in managing attendance and to keep within physical distancing requirements. If a session is at capacity, we ask that members arrive earlier at the next available session.

Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are also available on the Kids Space page.

This program is run weekly during school term only

  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay - Monday 10:00am and 11:00am, Tuesday 3:30pm
  • Watsons Bay Library - Thursday 10:00am and 10:30am
  • Paddington Library - Thursday 10:30am and 11:15am
  • Cost: Free.

You must be a current Woollahra Libraries member. (Not a member? Join online for free).

Story Time for preschoolers (3-5 years)

Explore a theme which incorporates songs, rhymes and a craft activity with your child (aged 3-5 years). This free program helps to promote reading readiness and is a great opportunity for preschool children and their parent or carers to share the joy of literature, language rhythm and rhyme.

Story Time Spaces are limited to assist in managing attendance and to keep within physical distancing requirements. If a session is at capacity, we ask that members arrive earlier at the next available session.

Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are also available on the Kids Space page.

This program is run weekly during school term only.

  • Paddington Library - Sunday 10:30am & Monday 10:30am
  • Watsons Bay Library - Tuesday 10:30am
  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay - Wednesday 10:30am & second Saturday of the month 10:30am

Please note: You must be a current Woollahra Libraries member. (Not a member? Join online for free).

Coding with Cubetto (4-6 years)

Learn basic screenless coding and problem solving skills using our friendly looking wooden Robot, called Cubetto.

Coding with Cubetto is currently suspended until further notice. Other in-person events and programs are being gradually introduced and bookings are essential to assist in managing attendance and to keep in line with the 2 square metre guideline.

This program is run monthly during school term only.

  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay - last Thursday of the month, 4.00pm (Beehive area)

Cost: Free. This is a drop in session, no bookings required.

Mini Makers Club (for school aged children)

Mini Makers Club is a fun filled program for school-age children held once a month at each Woollahra Libraries service point.

Bookings are essential to assist in managing attendance and to keep in line with the 2 square metre guideline.

Please note: Numbers are limited and bookings in advance are essential.The booking page will be made available one week in advance, and you must be a current Woollahra Libraries member. (Not a member? Join online for free).

This program is run monthly during school term only. 

  • Watsons Bay Library - first Wednesday of alternate months 4.00pm**
  • Paddington Library - third Tuesday alternate months 4.00pm**
  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay - third Thursday of the month 4.00pm

**Mini Makers sessions at Watsons Bay Library and Paddington Library alternate monthly, please check the council events page for set dates and bookings.

Each session is designed to provide a fun way to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, and runs for just under an hour. Bookings are required to attend and spaces are limited.

School Holiday Activities

Each school holidays we hold exciting and fun activities for primary aged children, with details released a month before school holidays commence on our School Holidays page.

Slippery Slide Times

During Term Time

Please note, times are subject to change at library staff discretion, and/or due to the running of children’s events.

Monday: 10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm
Tuesday:10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 11am and 3pm - 4pm

Upcoming events

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at our Rhyme Time program!

    Monday 30 January 2023, 10:00am-10:30am (Every week on Monday, until 3 Apr. 2023)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Story Time

    Explore a theme which incorporates songs, stories, rhymes and a craft activity with your child.

    Monday 30 January 2023, 10:30am-11:30am (Every week on Monday, until 3 Apr. 2023)

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at our Rhyme Time program!

    Monday 30 January 2023, 11:00am-11:30am (Every week on Monday, until 3 Apr. 2023)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Book Babies

    Join us every Monday during the school term to explore a featured book one-on-one with your baby.

    Monday 30 January 2023, 2:30pm-3:30pm (Every week on Monday, until 3 Apr. 2023)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Uniting Heart and Soul Double Bay invites you for coffee with other parents/care givers/ grand parents and watch the children play.

    Tuesday 31 January 2023, 9:30am-11:30am (Every week on Tuesday, until 4 Apr. 2023)

    Chapel Court 'The Oasis', 15 Cross Street, Double Bay

  • Story Time

    Explore a theme which incorporates songs, stories, rhymes and a craft activity with your child.

    Tuesday 31 January 2023, 10:30am-11:30am (Every week on Tuesday, until 4 Apr. 2023)

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at our Rhyme Time program!

    Tuesday 31 January 2023, 3:30pm-4:00pm (Every week on Tuesday, until 4 Apr. 2023)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Code Club

    Come join our after school Code Club. Explore a range of coding challenges with the support of our volunteer industry expert. Register to join each weekly challenge throughout school term times.

    Tuesday 31 January 2023, 5:30pm-6:30pm (Every week on Tuesday, until 4 Apr. 2023)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Story Time

    Explore a theme which incorporates songs, stories, rhymes and a craft activity with your child.

    Wednesday 1 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am (Every week on Wednesday, until 5 Apr. 2023)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Dual Language Storytime

    Help us celebrate Lunar New Year with some fun stories and craft. Listen to some wonderful stories read by our team, learn some familiar songs in Mandarin as well as English.

    Wednesday 1 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Parachute STEM Challenge

    What goes up must come down! Find out how parachutes work to make landing safely easier. Learn, construct and test your own designs.

    Wednesday 1 February 2023, 4:00pm-4:45pm ()

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at our Rhyme Time program!

    Thursday 2 February 2023, 10:00am-10:30am (Every week on Thursday, until 6 Apr. 2023)

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at our Rhyme Time program!

    Thursday 2 February 2023, 10:30am-11:00am (Every week on Thursday, until 6 Apr. 2023)

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at our Rhyme Time program!

    Thursday 2 February 2023, 10:30am-11:00am (Every week on Thursday, until 6 Apr. 2023)

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at our Rhyme Time program!

    Thursday 2 February 2023, 11:15pm-11:45pm (Every week on Thursday, until 6 Apr. 2023)

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Playgroup for 0-5 year olds with parents and caregivers, encouraging socialisation through play.

    Friday 3 February 2023, 9:30am-11:30am (Every week on Friday, until 31 Mar. 2023)

    Uniting Heart and Soul, 53a Ocean Street, Woollahra

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Sunday 5 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Monday 6 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Playgroup for 0-5 year olds with parents and caregivers, encouraging socialisation through play.

    Tuesday 7 February 2023, 9:30am-11:30am (Every week on Tuesday, until 31 Mar. 2023)

    Uniting Heart and Soul, 53a Ocean Street, Woollahra

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Tuesday 7 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • Seniors Festival: Grandparents Story Time

    Bring your grandparents to Story Time! We'll read about the wonderful things they do or share with us, followed by a hands on craft activity for young and old.

    Wednesday 8 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Lunar New Year Saturday Story Time

    Help us welcome the Lunar New Year with our special guest Storyteller Kiran Shah. Learn about the animals of the Chinese zodiac and celebrate the year of the rabbit with some fun stories and craft!

    Saturday 11 February 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Parachute STEM Challenge

    What goes up must come down! Find out how parachutes work to make landing safely easier. Learn, construct and test your own designs.

    Tuesday 21 February 2023, 4:00pm-4:45pm ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Coding with Edison

    Join us as we introduce you to the world of coding using Edison robots in this 6 week course for beginner/intermediate coders ages 8 to 12.

    Wednesday 22 February 2023, 5:30pm-6:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Parachute STEM Challenge

    What goes up must come down! Find out how parachutes work to make landing safely easier. Learn, construct and test your own designs.

    Thursday 23 February 2023, 4:00pm-4:45pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Storytime with Joyce Maynge

    Join us for a special drag story time and craft session to celebrate World Pride Month with special guest and children's storyteller, Joyce Maynge!

    Wednesday 1 March 2023, 10:30am-11:30am ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Mini Makers Tangram

    Discover the possibilities of Tangrams - a set of 7 different sized polygon shapes that can be placed in endless positions to create geometric images and patterns.

    Wednesday 1 March 2023, 4:00pm-5:00pm ()

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

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