We are welcoming families back to live Rhymetime, Toddler Time and Storytime sessions in the libraries.
To keep everyone safe, our children’s programs will look a little bit different for a while.
- Physical distance of at least 1.5m between family groups will need to be maintained.
- Activity spaces will have limited capacity so come early to avoid missing out on a place.
- In the event that the first session fills up, additional sessions will be run afterward to accommodate families that missed out.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided at each session and if cushions are used they will be disinfected between sessions.
- Craft after Storytime will return from Term 2. Each family will be given their own materials to stay COVID safe.
- As always, if you or your child is feeling unwell please stay at home.
Rhyme Time and Toddler Time
Rhymetime sessions are designed for babies aged 0 to 24 months. This is a time for carers and children to enjoy rhymes, songs and stories together.
Toddler Time sessions are aimed at children aged 18 to 36 months. This active session includes stories, songs and rhymes to develop early literacy, communication and social skills for children to enjoy with their carers.
|Baby Rhymetime||Fridays ||9.45am||Bayswater Library||No|
|Baby Rhymetime||Tuesdays ||9.45am||Morley Library||No|
|Baby Rhymetime||Mondays ||9.00am and 9.45am||Maylands Library||No|
|Toddler Time||Thursdays||9.45am||Maylands Library||No|
Rhyme Time on Facebook
Story Time sessions are designed for children aged 2 to 5 years. Children and carers can enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple take home craft activity that will continue the learning at home.
|Storytime||Mondays and Fridays ||10.30am||Bayswater Library||No|
|Storytime||Tuesdays ||10.30am||Maylands Library||No|
|Storytime||Wednesdays ||10.30am||Morley Library||No|
|Pop-up Storytime||Every Monday during school terms ||9.30am||Hawaiians Noranda Shopping Centre||No|
Learning English Through Storytime (LETS)- Ages 3-5
Learning English Through Storytime (LETS) assists families to improve their English.
- Includes songs, rhymes, stories and activities.
- Helps develop confidence and school readiness
- Its for ages 3 to 5 years and a parent or carer
- Parents and children participate together
Participants must be able to attend all 5 sessions in the term. Book now
|Friday, 30 April||9.30am-10.30am||Morley Library||Health|
|Friday, 07 May||9.30am-10.30am||Morley Library||Counting|
|Friday, 14 May||9.30am-10.30am||Morley Library||Animals|
|Friday, 21 May||9.30am-10.30am||Morley Library||Clothing|
|Friday, 28 May||9.30am-10.30am||Morley Library||Bedtime|
Make it Club
Make It Club is a place where you can learn and make something new every week. It might be craft, Lego or a science experiment.
No bookings required unless stated. Make It Club runs during the school Term.
|Bayswater||Wednesdays||4pm - 5pm||21 April||Lego Challenge||No|
| || || ||28 April ||Paper Plane||No|
| || || ||05 May||Mother's Day Craft||No|
| || || ||12 May ||Lego Challenge||No|
| || || ||19 May||Science Alive||Book now|
| || || ||26 May ||Lego Challenge||No|
|Maylands||Tuesdays ||4pm - 5pm||20 April||Lego Free Play||No|
| || || ||04 May||Mother's Day Craft||No|
| || || ||11 May||Young Engineers Lego||Book now|
| || || ||18 May||Cosmic Adventures of Alice & Bob||Book now|
| || || ||25 May||Lego Free Play||No|
|Morley||Fridays||4pm-5pm||23 April||ANZAC Day Poppies||No|
| || || ||30 April||Sphero Robots||No|
| || || ||07 May||Mother's Day Craft||No|
| || || ||14 May||Lego Towers||No|
| || || ||21 May||Galaxy Glitter Jars||No|
| || || ||28 May ||Bee Bot Robots||No|
Do you love playing Minecraft? The City of Bayswater Libraries have joined with Fremantle Library and other local governments to bring you LibraryCraft. LibraryCraft is a Minecraft server with multiple worlds for WA players aged between 7–17 years old. This creative world will keep young people busy and their minds active, with exciting challenges and monthly competitions to win. Moderators are also available to help players if they are lost or stuck and ensure player safety online. To join visit https://librarycraft.net/
School Holiday Activities and Special Events
School holiday bookings will open 2 weeks before the event. Due to physical distancing requirements numbers are strictly limited. Please book a ticket for the accompanying adult as well as each child. If you or your child are unwell please stay at home.
Make It! Sand Art (Ages 4-12)
|Create a masterpiece using a stunning range of coloured and glitter sand. || ||Wednesday, 7 April||9.30am-10.30am||Bayswater||Join Waitlist|
|Chinese Calligraphy (Ages 5 -12)||Join Jasmin as she takes you through some traditional Chinese calligraphy techniques. || ||Thursday, 8 April||2.00pm-3.00pm||Maylands||Book here|
|Stretchy Stories (Ages 6-12)||Join artist Sam Hughes to make an incredible stretching book from a single piece of paper - it even has pockets to hide characters inside. || ||Friday, 9 April||2.00pm-3.0pm||Morley||Join Waitlist|
|Cartooning Workshop (Ages 6-12)||Learn how to create your very own quirky cartoon characters with award-winning cartoonist Chanthira. No prior drawing skills required.|
| ||Tuesday, 13 April ||2.00pm-3.00pm||Maylands||Join Waitlist|
|Youth Week Event - Kitten Yoga (Ages 12-18)||Join us for this special Youth Week event. Yoga instructor Sam will take you through a gentle session with special guest kittens from the Cat Haven. |
All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.
| ||Tuesday, 13 April||4.00pm-5.30pm||Morley||Book here|
|Needle Felting (Ages 6-12)||Join Louise Snook as she shows you how to turn wool into amazing sculptures or pictures.|| ||Wednesday, 14 April||2.30pm-3.30pm||Bayswater||Book here|
|Autumn Crowns (Ages 6-12)||Make your own beautiful crown or wreath with foraged leaves and flowers from the Perth Hills.|| ||Friday, 16 April||10.00am-11.00am||Morley||Book here|
|National Simultaneous Storytime in the Park||Come to the Bert Wright Park for a reading of this year's National Simultaneous Storytime book 'Give me some space!' by Philip Bunting. Stay for face painters, bubbles and a special craft. || ||Wednesday, 19 May||10.30am-11.30am||Bayswater||Book here|
Some of our events are now recommencing.
To keep everyone safe, our programs will look a little bit different for a while.
- Physical distance of at least 1.5m between family groups will need to be maintained.
- Activity spaces will have limited capacity so please book to avoid missing out on a place.
- As always, if you are feeling unwell please stay at home.
|Our Home in Space||This special Library and Information Week event forms part of our informative but fun "Adventures in Time and Space" program. This talk, facilitated by a Perth Observatory volunteer will cover our earth to our solar system and everything else in between. There will also be a Q & A session so bring along your questions. ||Wednesday, 19 May||2.00pm-3.00pm||Morley Library||Book now|
|An Adventure in Time with our Australian fauna||This special Library and Information Week event forms part of our informative but fun "Adventures in Time and Space" program. This session celebrates our diverse fauna and will explain how these animals have survived through time. Meet one of West Oz Wildlife's beautiful koalas and a range of pythons and lizards. Learn about what makes them unique and the struggles they are facing in the wild today. If you dare you can cuddle a snake!||Thursday, 20 May||10.00am-12.00pm||Bayswater Library||Book now|
Join other keen readers to discuss the selected book of the month. A small fee for hiring books may apply.
|First Tuesday of the month||6pm - 7pm||Maylands|
|Third Wednesday of the month||6pm - 7pm||Bayswater|
|Third Friday of the month||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Morley |
|Digital Assistants and the Smart Home|
This session will explain smart home capabilities, entertainment options, lighting, security and more. Feel free to bring along your own device.
Facilitated by Tim Coghill and Josh Reeves from Technologlically Speaking.
|Thursday, 15 April||10.00am-12.00pm||Bayswater Library||Book now|
|GPS Apps||Were you aware that a GPS system can simultaneously answer "Where am I?", "Where am I going?", "Where are you?", "What's the best way to get there?" and "When will I get there?". Join us for this interactive workshop that will explain all about GPS mapping and tracking applications including Apple, Google, Waze, Transperth and more. |
Feel free to bring along your own device.
Facilitated by Tony Maccione from MagooiT
|Wednesday, 12 May||3.00pm-5.00pm||Bayswater Library||Book now|
English Conversation Group
English 'chat' sessions aimed at migrants, but suitable for anyone interested in gaining confidence speaking English.
|Wednesdays||9.30am - 11.30am||Morley|
|Fridays||9.30am - 11.30am||Maylands |
Noongar Language and Cultural Session
A Noongar cultural and language workshop focusing on the Djiran(April-May) season - includes an art activity.
This Noongar cultural and language workshop is suitable for the absolute beginner through to anyone wishing to practice and/or polish up their Noongar skills.
Facilitated by local Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer and Noongar language teacher Carol Foley. Open to all adults and children aged over 12.
|Saturday, 17 April||10am - 11am||Maylands||Book now|
Suitable for the beginner to experienced writer. Facilitated by author Bruce Russell.
|First Thursday of the month||5.15pm - 6.45pm||Maylands||Book now|
Aimed at players of all abilities. Bring your own ukulele, or borrow one for those who want to learn but don't own and instrument. No formal tuition is provided.
|Second Thursday of the month||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Maylands|
|Fourth Thursday of the month||1.30pm - 2.30pm||Maylands|
Be Connected - eLearning Tutorials
Are you aged 50 or over and interested in learning, or improving on basic technology skills? The City of Bayswater Library Service, in partnership with Be Connected, are offering free on-line courses that will help you to improve your skills and gain confidence whilst using current technology.
|Skype||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using Skype.||Watch here|
|WhatsApp||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using WhatsApp.||Watch here|
|Zoom||Learn how to stay connected with family and friends using Zoom.||Watch here|