Storytime at the library

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Regular Storytime will stop week ending Friday 13 December 2019 and return week beginning Tuesday 28 January 2020

We will be holding Storytime sessions during the holidays to celebrate special events:

Lunar New Year stories and craft

Children are invited to join us at the library to celebrate Lunar New Year – The Year of the Rat.

We will be sharing stories, songs and rhymes followed by a zodiac inspired take home craft activity.

Where When Time
Lindfield Library Friday 17 January 10.30am - 11.30am book here
Gordon Library Tuesday 21 January 10.30am - 11.30am book here
Turramurra Library Wednesday 22 January 10.30am - 11.30am book here

All materials provided.

Cost: $5

Age: suitable for children aged 4+ years old – parents/ carers are required to stay.

Australia Day stories and craft

Children are invited to join us at the library to celebrate Australia Day.

We will be sharing stories, songs and rhymes followed by an Aussie inspired take home craft activity.

Where When Time
St Ives Library Wednesday 22 January 10.30am - 11.30am book here
Gordon Library Thursday 23 January 10.30am - 11.30am book here

All materials provided.

Cost: $5

Age: suitable for children aged 4+ years old – parents/ carers are required to stay.

Share the excitement and love of reading with your child and join us as we read stories, finger play, rhyme, sing and play music.

Story times for children aged 0 - 6 years are presented every week during school term.

Children are encouraged to develop confidence and self-esteem by interacting with other children and actively participating in program activities.

No need to register, just come and join in on the fun!

Rocking Rhyme Time

An inclusive small group designed for babies and toddlers with specific needs or developmental delay. Rocking Rhyme Time comprises of four weekly 30 minute sessions of social and learning time, to connect with your child and other families. Extra support is available to help you and your child participate in songs and book time - let us know how we can help you and your child.

Term 1

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 11.15am

Wednesday 26 February 2020, 11.15am 

Wednesday 4 February 2020, 11.15am

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 11.15am

Term 2

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 11.15am

Wednesday 6 May 2020, 11.15am 

Wednesday 13 May 2020, 11.15am

Wednesday 20 May 2020, 11.15am

Ku-ring-gai Library in partnership with EarlyEd Early Intervention Services.

Made possible through community Chest Grants from Turramurra and Lindfield.

Rock a bye

This introduction to early literacy encourages interaction between adult and child through activities including board books, rhymes and songs.

25-minute program is suitable for babies aged 0-18 months.

  • Tuesdays at 11.15am - Lindfield Library
  • Thursdays at 11.15am - Turramurra Library
  • Fridays at 11.15am - Gordon Library & St Ives Library

Rock 'n' Rhyme

This session includes short stories, action rhymes and songs.

30-minute program suitable for toddlers aged 18-36 months.

  • Tuesdays at 10.15am - Lindfield Library
  • Thursdays at 10.15am - Turramurra Library
  • Fridays at 10.15am - Gordon Library & St Ives Library

Rock 'n' Tales

It includes stories, songs and may include simple craft activities.

45-minute program suitable for children aged 3-5 years. Younger children are also welcome to attend.

  • Tuesdays at 10.30am - Gordon Library
  • Wednesdays at 10.30am - Turramurra Library & St Ives Library
  • Thursdays at 10.30am - Gordon Library 
  • Fridays at 10.30am - Lindfield Library

Storytime tips

  • Introduce your child to the library before attending a story time session.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Switch off your mobile or turn it on silent.
  • Keep conversation to a minimum during story time.
  • If your child becomes upset or disruptive during story time, take them outside for a moment. Come back when you're both ready.
  • Never leave your child unattended.
  • Have fun!

Story Box Library

story box logo.jpgYou can now have a special story time at home! We're very excited to announce that Library patrons can now access the Story Box Library using their Library card number. Story Box Library is an online library full of videos of Australian authors, comedians, actors, musicians, and illustrators reading Australian stories aloud. To access the service, simply visit storyboxlibrary.com.au and log in via the Public Library option. If you have any questions about Story Box Library, please ask one of the friendly librarians next time you visit us.

Contact us

For further information contact Ku-ring-gai Libraries Children's Services on 9424 0116 / 9424 0109 or email us at younglibrary@kmc.nsw.gov.au.