Library Activities for Children

Children's Activities at City of Melville Libraries

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time Sessions

It's never too early to start reading and sharing a love of books. Come along to our sessions and share the delight of stories, songs and picture books.

Baby Rhyme Time features interactive stories, songs and rhymes and is for children aged three and under, their parents, carers and friends.

Storytime features stories, rhyme and creative play and is for children aged three to five, their parents, carers and friends. We will not be including craft activities at this time but will have a craft to be taken home.

No bookings required.

Sessions run during school terms.

For session times and venues check our online calendar.

Baby Rhyme Time Online

Join your favourite City of Melville Library presenters for Baby Rhyme Time whenever it suits you! Our online sessions are full of the songs and rhymes that your kids love.

You can find all of our online Baby Rhyme Time sessions on YouTube.

LibraryCraft

LibraryCraft is a free Minecraft Server for 7 to 17 year olds in WA. 

If you play on PC, Mac or Linux using Minecraft Java Edition you’ll be able to connect. 

There are survival worlds, creative worlds, three PVP combat worlds, and a central lobby world that connects them all - plus mini games, monthly build competitions and prizes.

For more information and to join visit www.librarycraft.net.

Learn English Through Storytime (LETS)

LETS is an eight week course designed to help families improve and practice English in a fun educational environment. The workshops include songs, rhymes and stories plus interactive activities. Sessions are for children aged 3-4 years to participate in together with their parents/carers.

Registration Essential

To complete a registration form, please speak to staff at Bull Creek Library. Your name will be added to a waiting list and we will contact you to confirm your place.

Dates: Every Thursday, 22 July to 9 September 2021
Venue: Bull Creek Library
Ages: 3-4 year olds and their parents or carers.

For more information, phone library staff on 08 9364 0150.

Better Beginnings

Sharing a love of reading, rhymes, singing and talking with your baby is one of the best things you can do to give your baby a head start in life and at school.

The City of Melville Better Beginnings (BB) program offers a range of activities including:

  • New parent information sessions on the importance of reading to your baby.
  • Baby Rhyme Time and Storytime sessions
  • A range of books, rhymes and songs to share with your baby.
  • Special parenting collections to assist you in learning about your growing baby, toddler or child.
  • Helping you choose the right books for yourself and your baby.

Parents with newborn babies or two-year olds can collect a free Better Beginnings reading kit from their Community Child Health Nurse.

The Better Beginnings free reading kit includes:

  • A free gift board book for your baby from your local council.
  • A nursery rhyme frieze and a BB poster.
  • A list of first books for babies and toddlers.
  • A brochure with tips for enjoying reading with your baby.
  • Information about City of Melville Library activities and an enrolment form.

The Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program is delivered through public libraries throughout the state and aims to support parents as their child's first teacher.

Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program is coordinated by the State Library of WA and partially funded by Rio Tinto WA Future Fund.

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