Library Activities for Children

Children's Activities at City of Melville Libraries

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time Sessions

We are excited to be recommencing our much loved Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time programs from Monday, 20 July 2020. The schedules are slightly different and will evolve to meet demand.

We will not be conducting craft sessions at this time but will have a craft to be taken home.

If you can’t make it to us; we will be continuing our online Storytimes and Baby Rhyme Times each Tuesday and Thursday at 9.00am.

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time Schedule (updated weekly)

Monday, 20 July 2020 - Friday, 24 July 2020

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
AH Bracks Library

Storytime
10.30am

Baby Rhyme Time
9.30am
Storytime
10.30am
Baby Rhyme Time
9.30am
 
Bull Creek LibraryStorytime
10.30am
  Baby Rhyme Time
9.30am
 
Civic Square Library

Baby Rhyme Time
9.30am

Storytime
10.30am

  Storytime
10.30am
Baby Rhyme Time
9.30am
Willagee Library Storytime
10.30am
  Baby Rhyme Time
9.30am

 

Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time Online

Join your favourite City of Melville Library presenters for our weekly Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time Online sessions.

Tune in to our Facebook page @melvillelibrariesandmuseums every Tuesday morning at 9.00am for a fun new Storytime session, or join us on Thursdays at 9.00am for a new Baby Rhyme Time session full of the songs and rhymes that your kids love.

Missed a session? Watch all the Storytime and Baby Rhyme time sessions on YouTube when it suits you!

LibraryCraft

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

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.

If you play on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Xbox or Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to connect.

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

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 (currently being held online)
  • 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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