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Programs and Events - Kids

The libraries run a range of free programs and events for children and young adults.

For programs and events for adults, visit Programs and Events - Adults.

view our summer calendar of events

Follow the City of Bayswater Libraries on Eventbrite to be the first to know about our events. 

Rhymetime (Ages 0-2)

Rhymetime 

Rhymetime will be taking a break from Tuesday, 20 December until Friday, 6 January 2023. Sessions will resume from the week starting Monday, 9 January 2023.

Rhymetime sessions are designed for babies up to 24 months. This is a time for carers and children to enjoy rhymes, songs and stories together. 

DayTimeLocationBookings
Mondays 9am and 9.45amMaylands LibraryNo
Tuesdays 9.45amMorley LibraryNo
Thursdays9.45amMaylands LibraryNo
Fridays 9.45amBayswater LibraryNo
Storytime (Ages 2-5)

Storytime 

Storytime will be taking a break from Tuesday, 20 December until Friday, 6 January 2023. Sessions will resume from the week starting Monday, 9 January 2023.

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. 

ProgramDayTimeLocationBookings
StorytimeMondays and Fridays 10.30amBayswater LibraryNo
StorytimeTuesdays and Thursdays10.30amMaylands LibraryNo
StorytimeWednesdays 10.30amMorley LibraryNo

Sensory Storytime - Ages 2-5

Is regular Storytime too noisy or overwhelming for your child? Do they sometimes have difficulty focusing?  Then you might like to try our new Sensory Storytime program. 

Sensory Storytime is aimed at engaging your child in activities supporting the development of social play and literacy within a small group setting. Each session focuses on a different theme with songs, activities, a reading of one story and then sensory playtime and exploration. 
Sensory Story Time may be particularly beneficial to those who are living with autism or who are living with challenges related to sensory experiences but all children are welcome.
Bookings are essential and parents/carers must participate with their child. 

DateTimeLocationBookings
Term 1 - Tuesdays from 14 February to 28 March 2023.9.15am-10.15amMaylandsBook now

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

- It's for ages 3 to 5 years and a parent or carer

- Parents and children participate together

DateTimeLocationBookings
Returning in Term 2 2023   
Make It Club - After school club (Ages 5-12)

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. 

LibraryDayTimeDateThemeBookings
BayswaterWednesdays4–5pm8 FebruaryLegoNo
   15 FebruaryBookmarksNo
   22 FebruaryLegoNo
   1 MarchWind chimesNo
   8 MarchLegoNo
   15 MarchSerpentNo
   22 MarchHarmony Week - Origami with Sanny AngYes - Bookings open 22 February
   29 MarchLegoNo
   5 AprilEaster craftsNo
MaylandsTuesdays4–5pm7 FebruaryBookmarksNo
   14 FebruaryValentines craftNo
   21 FebruaryLegoNo
   28 FebruaryBee BotsNo
   7 MarchOrigami petsNo
   14 MarchBook bingoNo
   21 MarchHarmony Week craftNo
   28 MarchLegoNo
   4 AprilEaster craftsNo
MorleyFridays4–5pm10 FebruaryCoffee ground fossilsNo
   17 FebruaryMake your own comic stripsNo
   24 FebruaryStraw bridge competitionNo
   3 MarchNature sensory bagNo
   10 MarchChatterboxNo
   17 MarchDreamcatchersNo
   24 MarchHarmony Week - Sushi makingYes - Bookings open 24 February
   31 MarchEaster egg slimeNo
Young writers and reading clubs

Write It Club (Year 2 - Year 6)

Join our young writers’ group and take part in fun sessions with games, challenges and writing prompts. There will also be special workshops throughout the year with guest authors. Every second Monday during school term. 

Term 4

LibraryDayTimeDateBookings
MaylandsMonday4–5pm6 FebruaryNo
   20 FebruaryNo
   13 MarchNo
   3 AprilNo

Read It Club (Year 3 - Year 6) - Starting in 2023

Do you love books and reading? Do you want to find a new favourite author or share a book you couldn’t put down? 
Join our new Read It! Book Club for kids in Years 3-6. You choose what you read and then let the group know what you thought of it. 

Term 1 2023

LibraryDayTimeDateBookings
MaylandsThursday4–5pm9 FebruaryNo
   23 FebruaryNo
   9 MarchNo
   23 MarchNo
   6 AprilNo
Bayswater Bilbies - Reading rewards club (Students from years 1 - 6)

Bayswater Bilbies (Year 1 - Year 6)

Join the hottest new club around, the Bayswater Bilbies! Students in Years 1-6 can become a Bayswater Bilby and will receive a special rewards card to collect stamps. You will get a special lanyard and pouch to keep your card in. As you fill out your card, you will collect prizes along the way. Once your card is complete, you will go into the draw to win a book prize or voucher. Bilbies also get invitations to special events throughout the year. It’s free to join, all you need is a library membership to get started.

School Holidays and Special Events

School Holiday Activities and Special Events
 

EventDescriptionDateTimeLibraryBookings
Summer Reading Quest Set sail on your next reading adventure and join the Summer Reading Quest! Record your reading, complete activities, earn rewards and be in the running to win some cool prizes. Collect your adventure card and reading log at the library from 1 December to get started. 1 December to 31 January   
January School HolidaysGet crafty these school holidays with a range of workshops with artists Sam Hughes and Louise Snook. You can learn different craft techniques such as needle felting and weaving to create something special to take home. Bookings are essential.    View the program
Magic the Gathering (Ages 14-24)If you are interested in the game Magic the Gathering, this is the event for you! Whether you are an expert or just learning, join AJ from Totally Board at this two-hour session with like-minded people. AJ will provide the cards; you just need to turn up.
Bookings essential. 
Tuesday 7 February4–6pmMorleyBookings open 9 January
Library Lovers Week - Pyjama Storytime

Share your love of libraries with us during Library Lovers Week at a special pyjama Storytime. Bring your teddy, wear your favourite PJs and join us for songs, rhymes, stories and craft. There will also be a colouring in competition for children running throughout the week - visit any City of Bayswater Library to get an entry form for your chance to win a book voucher. 
Bookings essential. 

Tuesday 14 February5.45–6.45pmMaylandsBookings open 14 January 
Adventure Stories with Norman Jorgensen (Ages 6-14)

Journey with Norman as he takes us to the sites of his exciting adventure books. We go to 1942 Rottnest Island, and then back to 1898 Broome and Fremantle, the Indian Ocean, Cocos and Christmas Islands. Along the way, we seek the fabulous lost treasure of the pirate, Captain William Dampier, face boy-eating sharks, storms, disease, and destruction on a grand scale, before meeting head-hunters in Sumatra, and gunrunners in the dangerous laneways of old Singapore. View some of the pirate treasures Norman has collected including a Vikings helmet, an old coin and sword. 

You will also find out some top secret details about Norman’s next books SAS Spy School and Catalina Bay. Bookings essential.

Saturday, 11 March10-11amMorleyBook now
Online Resources and Activities

LibraryCraft

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 and 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/

Parenting Workshops and Resources

Parenting Workshops

The City of Bayswater Libraries have partnered with Midvale Hub Parenting Service (MHPS) to provide venues for their free parenting workshops. MHSP run different workshops such as Circle of Security, Tuning into Teens, Protective Behaviours, 1,2,3 Magic & Emotion Coaching. Bookings are essential and participants must be able to attend all sessions. All bookings to be made through MHPS by phoning 9290 6888. For their full calendar of events visit www.midvalehub.org.au/copy-of-midvale-hub-parenting-servi   

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