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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.

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

  • Libraries in the Park

    Join us for fun and free creative crafts, storytime delights, books, entertainment and so much more with our library friends and the spark truck.

    Saturday 8 October 2022, 10:00am-3:00pm ()

    Centennial Park, near the Greenhouse Cafe

  • saturdaystorytime16

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

    Tuesday 11 October 2022, 10:30am-11:30am (Every week on Tuesday, until 13 Dec. 2022)

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Road, Watsons 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 11 October 2022, 5:30pm-6:30pm (Every week on Tuesday, until 25 Oct. 2022)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at each of our Woollahra Library locations.

    Thursday 13 October 2022, 10:00am-10:30am (Every week on Thursday, until 15 Dec. 2022)

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay

  • Rhyme Time

    Enjoy rhymes, singing and dancing with your child at each of our Woollahra Library locations.

    Thursday 13 October 2022, 10:30am-11:00am (Every week on Thursday, until 15 Dec. 2022)

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay

  • Mini Makers: The Domino Effect

    Join in the fun with aligning small dominos throughout our library spaces to experience the knock on effect. Experiment with materials provided, creating interesting transitions and block placements.

    Tuesday 18 October 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • Mini Makers: The Domino Effect

    Join in the fun with aligning small dominos throughout our library spaces to experience the knock on effect. Experiment with materials provided, creating interesting transitions and block placements.

    Thursday 20 October 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm ()

    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 1 November 2022, 5:30pm-6:30pm (Every week on Tuesday, until 29 Nov. 2022)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Mini Makers: The Domino Effect

    Join in the fun with aligning small dominos throughout our library spaces to experience the knock on effect. Experiment with materials provided, creating interesting transitions and block placements.

    Wednesday 2 November 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm ()

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • International Games Week

    Drop by our Woollahra Library locations to play a range of board games, card games and video games each Thursday in November.

    Thursday 3 November 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm (Every week on Thursday, until 24 Nov. 2022)

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

  • International Games Week

    Drop by our Woollahra Library locations to play a range of board games, card games and video games each Thursday in November.

    Thursday 3 November 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm (Every week on Thursday, until 24 Nov. 2022)

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

  • International Games Week

    Drop by our Woollahra Library locations to play a range of board games, card games and video games each Thursday in November.

    Thursday 3 November 2022, 3:30pm-5:00pm (Every week on Thursday, until 24 Nov. 2022)

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Mini Makers: Lava Lamp

    In this activity you can find out how to make your own Alka-SeltzerĀ® lava lamp. How will changing the temperature of the ingredients change the behaviour of the colourful blobs in your lava lamp?

    Tuesday 15 November 2022, 4:00pm-4:45pm ()

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

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