Children Programs and Events

Our libraries have a variety of literacy programs for preschool children of all ages that run during school term only. Find your preferred program and location below. Bookings are not required.

Please note at all children under 12 years of age must be supervised during these events.

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Pre-school Age Programs

Babytime

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.   

Library

Day

Time

Erina LibraryWednesday9.45am
Gosford LibraryWednesday9.45am
Kariong LibraryTuesday9.45am
Kincumber LibraryThursday9.45am
Toukley LibraryWednesday9.30am
Tuggerah LibraryThursday10.00am

Toddlertime

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.

Library

Day

Time

Gosford LibraryTuesday9.45am
Lake Haven LibraryWednesday10.00am
Tuggerah LibraryFriday10.00am

Storytime

Storytime encourages a love of reading and creativity for preschool children aged 3-5 years using stories, songs and a fun craft activity.

Library

Day

Time

Bateau Bay Library

Wednesday

11:00am

Erina Library

Tuesday

10.45am

Gosford Library

Wednesday

10:45am

Kariong Library

Tuesday

10.45am

Kincumber Library

Wednesday & Thursday

10:30am

Lake Haven Library

Wednesday

11:00am

Toukley Library

Tuesday

11:00am

Tuggerah Library

Thursday

11:00am

Umina Library

Tuesday

10.45am

Woy Woy Library

Wednesday

10:45am

Craft activities for preschoolers

Toddler Craft Club

Toddler Craft Club is an opportunity for toddlers and their parents to enjoy some simple, fun craft activities at the library. Have fun whilst helping to develop your child’s imagination, creativity and fine motor skills. Bring a smock or old clothes as we will get messy! No bookings required.

Tuggerah Library
Third Wednesday of the month, 11-11.45am
Enquiries: 4350 1560

Creative construction programs

LEGO Club

Let your imagination go wild with Lego in the library! Our collection of LEGO will be available for you to build anything you like or work on a theme as a group. Build solo or with friends.
Lego is great for developing hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, expressive language and problem solving skills. 
For primary school aged children. Contact your preferred branch for details.

Gosford Library
Meets each Friday afternoon, 3.15-4.15pm
Enquiries: 4304 7500

Kincumber Library
Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 3.15-4.15pm
Bookings and Enquiries: 4304 7641

Lake Haven Library
Meets each Tuesday during school term, 3.15-4.15pm
Bookings and Enquiries: 4350 1570

DUPLO Club

Playing with Duplo is not only fun - it's a chance for your little one to practice problem solving, fine motor skills and develop their descriptive vocabulary. We will supply the Duplo for your child to explore their creativity. For preschool aged children.

Gosford Library
Meets each Tuesday, 10.15am
Enquiries: 4304 7500

Online activities, Events and Resources

Story Box Library

Storytime? Anytime!

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.

Online Fun

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.

Bookblasts

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 children&youth@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au and we will send you the Zoom link and meeting details.

Events

To find out what’s coming up on the library calendar visit our What’s On page.

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Last updated : Tue 31 May 2022