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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.

Please note, we are not holding in-person events in our libraries until further notice. See our events page for information on our online events. Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are 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.

Please note, we are not holding in-person events in our libraries until further notice. See our events page for information on our online events. Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are 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.

^^ Please note: Numbers are limited to 15 on a first-come, first-served basis for library members (Not a member? Join online for free). Tickets will be made available at the door 1 hour prior to the session.

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.

Please note, we are not holding in-person events in our libraries until further notice. See our events page for information on our online events. Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are available on the Kids Space page.

This program is run weekly during school term only

  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay - Tuesday 2:30pm and 3:30pm, and Wednesday 10:30am ^^
  • Watsons Bay Library - Thursday 10:00am and 10:30am **
  • Paddington Library - Thursday 10:30am and 3:30pm ^^

Cost: Free.

^^ Please note: Numbers are limited to 30 per session on a first-served basis for library members (Not a member? Join online for free). Tickets will be available at the door 1 hour prior to the session. Each child may only attend one session per day.

** Please note: Numbers are limited to 25 per session on a first-served basis for library members (Not a member? Join online for free). Tickets will be made available at the door 1 hour prior to the session. Each child may only attend one session per day.

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.

Please note, we are not holding in-person events in our libraries until further notice. See our events page for information on our online events. Digital Story Time and Rhyme Time videos are available on the Kids Space page.

This program is run weekly during school term only.

  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay - Monday 10:30am
  • Watsons Bay Library - Tuesday 10:30am
  • Paddington Library - Friday 10:30am

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

Saturday Story Time (3-5 years)

Our weekend program, is held monthly at 10:30am on the second Saturday of each month at Woollahra Library at Double Bay.

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

Sunday Story Time (3-5 years)

Our weekend program is also held monthly at 10:30am on the last Sunday of each month at Paddington Library.

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

Outreach Programs

Rhyme Time is held monthly at 10:30am on the first Tuesday of each month, at Holdsworth Community Centre in Woollahra.

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

Coding with Cubetto (4-6 years)

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

Please note, we are not holding in-person events in our libraries until further notice. See our events page for information on our online events.

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.

Please note, we are not holding in-person events in our libraries until further notice. See our events page for information on our online events.

This program is run monthly during school term only. 

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

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.

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

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions the Slippery Slide is currently unavailable.

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 - 10.20am and 3pm - 4pm
Tuesday:10am - 11am
Wednesday:10am - 10.20am 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

  • Book Week Reviews 2

    Are you a keen reader? A budding writer or reporter looking to put your words to good use? Woollahra Libraries are seeking young local writers, readers and reporters to contribute to our book reviews on our library website and social media platforms.

    Friday 25 September 2020, 9:00am-9:00am (Every day, until 16 Oct. 2020)

    Online Event

  • Wind Chime Craft

    Make a wind chime these school holidays! Craft packs can be reserved online to then collect from the Library.

    Monday 28 September 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm (Every day, until 9 Oct. 2020)

    Online Event

  • Bat vs Poss

    Join us online and meet the creators of the delightful shortlisted picture book Bat vs Poss, a wonderful tale about sharing and making friends. In this workshop you will learn how to write in rhyme with author Alexa Moses and how to draw Squabbles the bat with illustrator Anil Tortop.

    Wednesday 21 October 2020, 4:00pm-5:00pm ()

    Online Event

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