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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 autumn calendar of events

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

Children's Programs and Events

Rhyme Time and Toddler Time 

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. 

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.

ProgramDayTimeLocationBookings
Baby RhymetimeFridays 9.45amBayswater LibraryNo
Baby RhymetimeTuesdays 9.45amMorley LibraryNo
Baby RhymetimeMondays 9.00am and 9.45amMaylands LibraryNo
Toddler TimeThursdays9.45amMaylands LibraryNo

Story Time 

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 10.30amMaylands LibraryNo
StorytimeWednesdays 10.30amMorley LibraryNo

*Please note, Pop-Up Storytime at Hawaiian's Noranda is postponed until further notice.*

Mike's Nutrition Mission (Ages 2-8)

Candice the Caterpillar joins Bobby the Broccoli and Mike on a journey to understand the impact unhealthy eating has had on her. Bobby and Mike will undertake the task of helping Candice to return to her old self by returning to healthier eating habits. No bookings necessary. 

DateTimeLocationBookings
Monday 23 May10.30amBayswater LibraryNo
Tuesday 14 June10.30amMaylands LibraryNo

POSTPONED - 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

Participants must be able to attend all 7 sessions in the term. 

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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   

Upcoming workhsops

WorkshopLibraryDayTimeDates
Circle of Security Parenting - DadsOnline via a video conferencing platformWednesdays7pm-9pm23 March - 11 May
Circle of Security Parenting - CouplesOnline via a video conferencing platformTuesdays7pm-9pm29 March - 17 May
Tuning into Kids Maylands Library (creche facilities available at The RISE)Wednesdays9.30am-11.30am25 May - 29 June 2022

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.

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 2

LibraryDayTimeDateBookings
MaylandsMonday4pm-5pm2 MayNo
   16 MayNo
   30 MayNo
   13 JuneNo
   27 June - Special guest author Deb FitzpatrickNo

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
BayswaterWednesdays4pm-5pm11 MayBoard games and LegoNo
   18 MayMystery Make ItNo
   25 MayCeramicsNo
   1 JuneLego freeplayNo
   8 JuneMystery Make ItNo
   15 JuneLego freeplayNo
   22 JuneMystery Make ItNo
MaylandsTuesdays4pm-5pm10 MayLego freeplayNo
   17 MayA-tishoo!No
   24 MayFamily treeNo
   31 MayLego freeplayNo
   7 JuneBeady bearsNo
   14 JuneMystery Make ItNo
   21 JuneLego freeplayNo
   28 JuneMarshmallow challengeNo
MorleyFriday4pm-5pm6 MayPipecleaner flower bouquetNo
   13 MayCardboard paintingsNo
   20 MayTiny animal housesNo
   27 MayLego housesNo
   3 June Mini marshmallow paintingsNo
   10 JuneSphero robotsNo
   17 JuneTwig decorationsNo
   24 JuneDIY perfumesNo

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/
 

School Holiday Activities and Special Events

Bookings for school holiday events will open 1 week prior to the event. 

EventDescriptionDateTimeLibraryBookings
National Simultaneous Storytime in the Park (Ages 0-5)Join the nation in reading this year’s National Simulatanous Storytime book, Family tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh. Relax in the park while you listen to the story and then stay for crafts in the library and fun activities in the park!Wednesday, 25 May10.30am-12pmBayswaterBook now
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