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.
|Mondays ||9am and 9.45am||Maylands Library||No|
|Tuesdays ||9.45am||Morley Library||No|
|Fridays ||9.45am||Bayswater Library||No|
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.
|Storytime||Mondays and Fridays ||10.30am||Bayswater Library||No|
|Storytime||Tuesdays and Thursdays||10.30am||Maylands Library||No|
|Storytime||Wednesdays ||10.30am||Morley Library||No|
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.
|Term 1 - Tuesdays from 14 February to 28 March 2023.||9.15am-10.15am||Maylands||Book 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
|Returning in Term 2 2023|| || || |
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.
| || || ||15 February||Bookmarks||No|
| || || ||22 February||Lego||No|
| || || ||1 March||Wind chimes||No|
| || || ||8 March||Lego||No|
| || || ||15 March||Serpent||No|
| || || ||22 March||Harmony Week - Origami with Sanny Ang||Yes - Bookings open 22 February|
| || || ||29 March||Lego||No|
| || || ||5 April||Easter crafts||No|
| || || ||14 February||Valentines craft||No|
| || || ||21 February||Lego||No|
| || || ||28 February||Bee Bots||No|
| || || ||7 March||Origami pets||No|
| || || ||14 March||Book bingo||No|
| || || ||21 March||Harmony Week craft||No|
| || || ||28 March||Lego||No|
| || || ||4 April||Easter crafts||No|
|Morley||Fridays||4–5pm||10 February||Coffee ground fossils||No|
| || || ||17 February||Make your own comic strips||No|
| || || ||24 February||Straw bridge competition||No|
| || || ||3 March||Nature sensory bag||No|
| || || ||10 March||Chatterbox||No|
| || || ||17 March||Dreamcatchers||No|
| || || ||24 March||Harmony Week - Sushi making||Yes - Bookings open 24 February|
| || || ||31 March||Easter egg slime||No|
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.
| || || ||20 February||No|
| || || ||13 March||No|
| || || ||3 April||No|
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
| || || ||23 February||No|
| || || ||9 March||No|
| || || ||23 March||No|
| || || ||6 April||No|
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.
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/
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