Library Activities for Children

Children's Activities at City of Melville Libraries

Passport to the World Competition

We have your Passport to the World! 

Your passport will lead you on a journey of discovery to different worlds through books.

Collect your passport from AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Bull Creek Library, Civic Square Library, or Willagee Library to start your adventure today!

When you have completed your Passport, bring it to your library to receive an entry form to go in the draw to win:
First prize: 1x $50.00 Dymocks Voucher
Runner up prize: one of 5x $20.00 Dymocks vouchers

Competition starts Monday, 4 October 2021 and finishes Friday, 17 December 2021.

Our Passport to the World competition is subject to Terms and Conditions.

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.

Chinese Language Rhyme Time

Come along to enjoy Rhyme Time in Chinese language thanks to the Australian Asian Children Education and Development Association.

These sessions are filled with stories and rhymes in Chinese language but presented in English. 

Everyone is welcome – no bookings required.

Dates: Every second Friday during school term. Find the next session
Time: 9.30am - 10.00am 
Venue: AH Bracks Library + Creative Space
Ages: 2-5 year olds and their parents or carers.
 

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.

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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