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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 winter calendar of events

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

Rhyme Time and Toddler Time (Ages 0-2)

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 (Ages 2-5)

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

Sensory Storytime - Ages 3-5

*Please note the venue for Term 4 has been changed to Morley Library.*

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 4 Thursdays, 20 October until 1 December 2022.10am-11amMorleyBook 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
Term 4 Thursdays, 20 October until 1 December 2022.10.45-11.45amMaylandsBook now
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
BayswaterWednesdays4pm-5pm21 SeptemberCloud dough and Lego free playNo
MaylandsTuesdays4pm-5pm20 SeptemberMarshmallow challengeNo
Morley
 Friday
4pm-5pm23 SeptemberLego free playNo
Write It Club - Young writers group (Students from years 2 - 6)

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 3

LibraryDayTimeDateBookings
MaylandsMonday4pm-5pm8 AugustNo
   22 August - Special guest author Cristy BurneNo
   5 SeptemberNo
   19 SeptemberNo
     
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
School Holiday FunGet close to nature with Ausark Wildlife these school holidays. Meet creepy crawlies, a galah, frogs, bobtail lizards and some snakes! Create a tile using a clay mould with artist Claire Davenhall. Younger children can enjoy the special musical shows Mike’s Nutrition Mission and Patti the Pig. 
Bookings essential for Ausark Wildlife and Tile Making sessions. 
26 September to 7 OctoberVariousVariousSee full program
Mental Health Week

Take a breath during Mental Health Week and join us for one of our wellbeing sessions. You will find something for all ages including:
•    Parents and toddler yoga (Ages 2+)
•    Special Sensory Make It Club sessions (Ages 5-12) 
•    After school yoga (Ages 5-12)
•    Cuddly Animal Café (Ages 12-17).  
•    Essential oils for mental health workshop (Adults, Young Adults)
•    Good food for good mood workshop (Adults, Young Adults)
•    Mindfulness activities (Adults, Young Adults)

8 to 15 OctoberVariousVariousSee full program
Drag Queen Storytime with Donna KebabCelebrate Pride month at a fabulous Storytime with Donna Kebab. Donna will be reading us some of her favourite stories at this family friendly, fun event.  Drag Queen Storytime is a fun, inclusive, family friendly experience for every one of all ages.Saturday, 5 November12.30pm-1.30pmMaylandsBookings open 5 October
National Recycling Week Learn how to reduce or repurpose your waste with a range of activities and events for all ages during National Recycling Week including:
•    Special Storytimes, including a Rubbish Truck Storytime at Morley Library. 
•    Enjoy upcycled crafts at our Make It Club sessions.
7 to 13 NovemberVariousVariousSee full program
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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