The information on this page may not be correct during this unprecedented health event. Essential services are still being provided to the community, however many Council services and programs have been placed on hold while facilities and some open spaces are closed.
Our COVID-19 information area details all impacts to Council services, facilities and programs as well as the local response to coronavirus.
Pre-school Age Programs
Babytime is a special program of songs, rhymes and simple stories for infants aged from 0 to 24 months. It provides a fun session of songs, rhymes and a chance to read with your baby.
Toddlertime aims to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills for children aged 2-3 years as well as help parents better engage with their children through songs, stories and activities.
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Storytime encourages a love of reading and creativity for preschool children aged 3-5 years using stories, songs and a fun craft activity.
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Every Monday and Wednesday at 10.45am our Children’s and Youth team will be live online via Zoom to share stories, songs and activities.
Story Box Library
Enjoy your Favourite stories read by a diverse range of storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures.
Login by selecting Central Coast Library Service and entering your library card number. Not a member? Join online for instant access Story Box Library.
Pre-recorded Storytime Sessions on YouTube
Discover a range of recorded Storytime sessions on the Council’s Coast Connect YouTube channel for you to enjoy with your child whilst staying home. Best of all, if they really love a story, you can replay it as much as you like. Discover a wide range of diverse stories from our Children’s and Youth Library team as well as Council’s Environmental Education and Community Education teams. You can also view filmed events and programs ranging from magic shows and animal encounters through to STEAM challenges.
Visit our eLibrary to access online fun for children including - Parker Platypus stories, MIT Scratch Coding, as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks for children.
Children @ your library Facebook Group
Join our private Children @ your library Facebook group and stay up-to-date with the latest events and information. Agree to our group rules to access this popular group focussing on children’s resources, events and activities.
Join us for some chats about what you are reading, watching or listening to. This Bookclub, especially for primary school aged children, usually meets at Erina Library but has moved online whilst the libraries are closed due to lockdown.
If you would like to join in please email email@example.com and we will send you the Zoom link and meeting details.
To find out what’s coming up on the library calendar visit our What’s On page.