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.  

Rhymetime (Ages 0-2)

Rhymetime 

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 

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. 
All children aged 12 and under must have an accompanying parent/carer present in the library during activity sessions. 

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

Sensory Storytime - Ages 2-5 - Term 2

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 2 - Tuesdays, 23 April to 28 May10.30–11.30amMorleyBook now

Special Storytimes 

Throughout the year the libraries hold special Storytime sessions including Saturday sessions for Mother's Day and Father's Day. To view upcoming special Storytimes visit our full program here. 

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. All children aged 12 and under must have an accompanying parent/carer present in the library during activity sessions. 
 

LibraryDayTime
MaylandsTuesdays3.30-4.30pm
BayswaterWednesdays (Changing to Thursdays from Term 3)3.30-4.30pm
MorleyFridays3.30-4.30pm
   
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. 
All children aged 12 and under must have an accompanying parent/carer present in the library during activity sessions. 

LibraryDayTimeDatesBookings
MaylandsMondays4–5pmEvery week during the school term. No

Read It! Club (Year 3 - Year 6) 

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. 
All children aged 12 and under must have an accompanying parent/carer present in the library during activity sessions. 

Term 4 2023 

LibraryDayTimeDatesBookings
MaylandsThursdays4–5pmFortnightly during the school termNo
     
Bayswater Bilbies - Reading rewards club (Students from years 1 - 6)

Bayswater Bilbies (Year 1 – Year 6)

Join the hottest 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.

Youth programs

Youth Programs

Join us for a range of fun and free youth programs throughout the year. View our program for more details. 

EventDescriptionDateTimeLibraryBookings
Dungeons and Dragons 
Ages 14-24 (Maylands) 

Under the guidance of a Dungeon Master, battle orcs, charm goblins and loot treasure, all determined by the roll of a dice.

Pre-generated characters are provided, but if you want to bring your own character, please make sure they are at Level 4. Bookings essential.

Thursdays every fortnight. 

4-6pm



 
Maylands




 
View program


 
School Holidays and Special Events

School Holiday Activities and Special Events

Join us for free activities and workshops during the school holidays. We also hold special programs throughout the year including CBCA Book Week, Science Week, Harmony Week, Christmas and more! View our full program. 

All children aged 12 and under must have an accompanying parent/carer present in the library during activity sessions. 
Bookings are essentia.

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/

Beanstack

Join an online reading challenge, earn badges for completing goals, share reviews and more. Visit the site or download the Beanstack app to sign up.

Our first challenge on Beanstack is 1001 Books Before Year One.  This is a fun reading challenge designed to develop literacy and nurture a love of reading in children up to six years old by rewarding them for the amount of books read. After reading 100 books, each child will receive a library bag. For every 100 book milestone after that, children will collect a colourful iron-on patch, which they can use to decorate their library bag until reaching the 1001 book milestone. Young readers who complete the challenge will be rewarded with a book to keep.

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   

1001 Books Before Year One - New Program for Ages 0-6

Reading aloud with your child is the best way to foster a love of books and is the single most important activity to help a child get ready to learn to read. 
The 1001 Books Before Year One program helps you track the number of books your child is enjoying each day with the goal of reaching 1001 books before they begin Year One.

Every time you read a book it counts, including that book you have to read three times at bedtime! Stories that are shared at Storytime, daycare and playgroup can also be counted. You can track your reading by using the Beanstack app or using our log sheets. As you hit each milestone you will receive a reward starting with a special book bag when you reach your first 100 books. For every 100 books you read after that you will receive a special iron on patch to add to your bag. Once you reach your target of 1001 books you will be able to collect your final patch and a free book to add to your child's collection.

You can get started by signing up online using Beanstack or you can visit a City of Bayswater Library to collect your reading log. 
Visit the Beanstack website or download the app from the App Store for Apple or Google Play for Android. 

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