Children Programs and Events

Central Coast Library Service offers a range of exciting programs and events especially for little ones. Babytime, Toddlertime and Storytime sessions are held weekly at various branches and literacy programs Reading Buddies and BaRK are held at select locations. For children and Youth come along to one of our exciting bookclubs and share what you are reading. Contact your local branch to make a booking or for more details.

Babytime

Babytime is a special program of songs, rhymes and simple stories for babies aged six to 24 months. Sessions are held weekly at libraries throughout the Central Coast.

Library

Day

Time

Bateau Bay Library

Friday

11am

Erina Library

Wednesday

10am

Wednesday

11am

Friday

10am

Gosford Library

Monday

9.45am

Kariong Library

Tuesday

9:45am

Kincumber Library

Friday

9.45am

Lake Haven Library

Thursday

10:00am

Toukley Library

Wednesday

9.30am

Tuggerah Library

Friday

11am

Umina Library

Monday

9.45am

Toddlertime

This exciting program is designed for toddlers, their parents and carers. It utilises a range of songs and rhymes to assist with language, literacy and numeracy skill building. Toddlertime provides the perfect introduction for our Storytime program. No bookings are required.

Library

Day

Time

Erina Library

Tuesday and Thursday

9:30am

Kincumber Library

Thursday

9:45am

Lake Haven Library

Wednesday

10am (during school terms only)

Tuggerah Library

Thursday

10:30am (during school terms only)

Umina Library

Monday

10:45am

Woy Woy Library

Tuesday

9:45am

Storytime

Storytime encourages a love of reading and fosters the development of new skills to children aged 3 to 5 years in a positive and engaging environment. We share stories, songs and a simple craft. Storytime runs all year, except over summer holiday break.

Library

Day

Time

Bateau Bay Library

Wednesday

11am

Erina Library

Tuesday and Thursday

10.30am

Gosford Library

Monday and Thursday

10.30am

Kariong Library

Tuesday

10.30am

Kincumber Library

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

10.30am

Lake Haven Library

Wednesday

11am

Mooney Mooney Community Library

Monday

10am

The Entrance Library

Thursday

11am

Toukley Library

Tuesday

11am

Tuggerah Library

Thursday

11am (during school terms only)

Umina Library

Tuesday and Thursday

10.30am

Woy Woy Library

Monday and Wednesday

10.30am

BaRK Reading Program

In your child hesitant to practice their reading with you? Maybe they would prefer to read with a specially trained, non-judgemental and adorable BaRK buddy. This unique program encourages children to practice reading to an assistance dog within select library branches. There are currently precious pups waiting to be read to. Get in touch to see if BaRK is available in your branch and book your child’s place today,

Reading Buddies Program

Reading Buddies is a literacy program for primary aged children. Volunteers listen to children practice their reading in the library after school. There are currently vacancies at some of our branches for both volunteers and students in this highly popular program. Contact your local branch to book your child’s place today.

If you would like to become a Reading Buddies volunteer and help children practice their reading contact 4350 1578. 

Book a Day Program

This program is designed to help families develop a love of reading and prepare their children for lifelong learning. When you register your child you receive:

  • a reading journal
  • a book bag
  • a set of colouring pencils
  • program information

There are fun rewards to collect along the way such as stickers, stamps, novelty items and books. Give your child a head start and register them at your  local library and start reading a book a day today!

Online fun for kids

Coding, eBooks and maths help.

Story Box Library
A new online storytime resource showcasing the best Australian children's stories.

MIT Scratch Coding
Create stories, games, and animations with this free project from the MIT Media Lab.

Primary Book Clubs

Bookblasts: Meet up at Erina Library from 4pm on the third Thursday of the month to discuss books you have been reading. For primary school aged children.

Umina Primary Book Club: Meet up at Umina Library from 3.30pm on the second Monday of the month to discuss books you have been reading. For primary school-aged children.

For other events for children, visit our What's On Calendar

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Last updated : Tue 3 Dec 2019