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Storytimes and Programs for Children

children-storytime-lrg2The Leichhardt and Balmain Libraries offer a number of regular activities and programmes for children from babies to primary school.  Come along and join in the fun!

As the Children's programmes are short in duration, rather than disrupt the programme and as a mark of respect for others, we ask that you please do not enter once a session has commenced.

Rhyme Time

For ages 0 - 2
Rhyme Time is an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce babies to the fun and enjoyment of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and simple percussion instruments. The sessions are lively, interactive and stimulating for both the babies and the parents.
Bookings are required as places limited to 20 children per session. 

Leichhardt Library - Book online here or call 9392 5966
Monday 9.30am & 11am
Wednesday 9.30am
Thursday 9.30am
Saturday 10am

Balmain Library - Book online here or call 9392 5938
Monday 11am
Tuesday 11am
Wednesday 11am
Saturday 10am

Rhyme Time Rhymes and Songs (PDF 301.3KB) 

Wiggle and Jiggle

For ages 2 - 3
A step to the left! An active session that involves children aged 2-3 years old actively participating in nursery rhymes and songs.
Bookings are required as places are limited to 20 children per session.

Leichhardt Library - Book online here or call 9392 5966
Tuesday 9.30am & 11am
Thursday 11am
Saturday 11am

Balmain Library - Book online here or call 9392 5938
Monday 9.30am
Tuesday 9.30am
Wednesday 9.30am
Thursday 9.30am
Saturday 11am

Wiggle and Jiggle Rhymes and Songs (PDF 297.9KB)

Pre-school Storytime

For ages 3 - 5
Stories, songs, films and craft activities. Come along and join in the fun with your children, meet new people and introduce your child to books.

Leichhardt Library - Book online here or call 9392 5966
Wednesday 11am

Balmain Library - Book online here or call 9392 5938
Thursday 11am


Read to Me

For school aged children
Join us at the library for a weekly one on one reading programme. Read to Me is designed to share the magic of reading and encourage literacy in school aged children.

Leichhardt Library - Bookings essential - 9392 5966
Tuesdays 3:20pm - 5:00pm

Balmain Library - Bookings essential - 9392 5938
Tuesdays 3:20pm - 5:00pm

Please note that children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to all children's activities in the library.