Kids

Your library has much more than just books! Find out about borrowing DVDs, CDs, and online resources. Come and enjoy our wide range of collections, programs and services.

We have something for kids of all ages at Waverley Library!

Services

We have an impressive kid-friendly space at Waverley Library, where your little (and bigger) ones can read and discover books or play with our library toys and Lego.

There are screen-free spaces perfect for a shared story and discovery through play, or if you are looking for something a little more technological, why not check out our storytime pods or internet access computers especially available for kid use.

Our storytime pods include a range of read-a-loud stories, as well as games, coding and puzzles for 2-7yr olds. The internet access computers are specifically for children and have all the access and software they could need for online gaming, as well as getting onto Mathletics or completing a PowerPoint presentation.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building as well as a kid friendly study space. No one is being shushed here - we encourage play, fun, collaboration and a warm and welcoming space for parents and children alike.

Programs

There is a HUGE range of programming on offer at the Library, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Our regular free programming during school term includes: Book Babies on Mondays for 0-2yr olds, Rocking Rhymetime on Thursdays for 2-3yr olds and Tales for Tykes on Tuesdays for 3-5yr olds.

We offer a selection of afterschool programming for 5+yrs each term, and of course we couldn’t forget about our School Holiday Programs, festival days and special one-off events.

For more information about our regular storytimes, and to see what is on offer right now please visit our What’s On page.

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Collections

We offer a huge selection of free resources for kids to browse and borrow. Be sure to check out our beautiful board books and picture books, early readers, chapter books and junior graphic novels. With a range of classics to bestsellers for all ages, we are sure to have something you’ll love.

Looking for a DVD, CD or audio book? We have these too. Take a look on our [collections] page for more information about what we have on offer.

Let’s not forget about our amazing free eResources! Using the Overdrive Libby app, you can download kids’ ebooks and e-audio books from home to read on a tablet or e-reader.

If you are finding it difficult to understand your child’s literacy development, why not check out Ziptales, a great service created by teachers to develop and sustain a love of reading in children.

Need help with your homework? We’ve got you covered with a diverse selection of junior non-fiction titles, online databases, and even the free online tutoring service Studiosity that you can access from home.

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