Children Programs and Events

COVID19

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.

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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
Kincumber LibraryThursday9.45am
Toukley LibraryTuesday9.45am

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

Lake Haven LibraryWednesday9.45am
Tuggerah LibraryFriday10:45am

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

10:45am

Lake Haven Library

Wednesday

11:00am

Toukley Library

Tuesday

11:00am

Tuggerah Library

Thursday

10:45am

Umina Library

Tuesday

10.45am

Woy Woy Library

Wednesday

10:45am

Online activities, Events and Resources

Storytime Online

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.

Book online and we will send you the Zoom link to join. Alternatively send an email to children&youth@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au and we will send you the link.

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 7 Sep 2021