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Activities for ages 0-12
Kid's Activities

 

Wollongong City Libraries run a variety of programs to introduce your child to the world of literature and reading. These programs cater for babies to school aged children. 

We have a variety of items including books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. If you need locating particular items our staff are more than happy to assist you.Our staff are always happy to help you find what you're looking for.

We provide a welcoming environment for families by providing attractive children's areas that are equipped with child size furniture, puzzles and board games. Children from as young as one day old can join our library service.

Please note that many of the kids programs are only run within school terms. Please see the programs description for more details.

  

  

For Babies

 

Born to Read

A literacy program designed for you and your 0 to 12 month old baby. Both you and your baby will be exposed to language, books, and play activities.

In order to allow for the most positive interaction between you and your child, it is best to have one adult per child. Exceptions are made for twins and triplets. No older siblings, please. Born to Read runs during school terms. Call your preferred branch for more information.

 

WHERE WHEN BOOKINGS
Corrimal Library ​Tuesday 11am Drop-in
Dapto Library ​Thursday 11am Call 4227 8555 for bookings
Helensburgh Library ​Sessions vary ​Call 4294 2185 for bookings
​Thirroul Library ​​Friday 11am Drop-in
​Warrawong Library ​Monday 11am ​Call 4227 8133 for bookings
​Warrawong Library ​Friday 11am ​Call 4227 8133 for bookings

 

For Toddlers

Wriggle and Jiggle

This program provides 30 minutes of fun with rhymes, songs, stories, and movement and is designed especially for children aged from 0 to 2 years. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities. It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

 

WHERE ​WHEN
​Corrimal Library ​Wednesday 11am
​Dapto Library ​Wednesday 10.30am
​Thirroul Library ​Tuesday 10am
​Unanderra Library ​2nd & 4th Friday of the month 10.30am
​Wollongong Library ​Wednesday10am
 

 

Toddlertime

This program provides 30 minutes of fun and stories, songs, finger play, movement and rhymes especially for children aged  from 2 to 3 years. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities. Toddlertime runs during every school term. No bookings required.

 

WHERE ​WHEN
​Corrimal Library ​Monday 11am
​Dapto Library ​Tuesday 10.30am
​Thirroul Library ​Thursday 10am
​Unanderra Library ​3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30am
​Warrawong Library ​Wednesday 10.30am
​Wollongong Library ​Thursday 10am
  

 

Visit our Events Calendar for dates and times for upcoming sessions.

For Preschool Age Children

 

Drop-in Duplo

Come along and join our new DUPLO drop-in sessions. Duplo is a fun preschool activity that encourages new abilities by educating, entertaining and engaging little ones through play. For ages 3+. No bookings required.

 

WHERE ​WHEN
Corrimal Library ​Friday 9.30am
Dapto ibrary Monday 9.30am
​Wollongong Library ​Monday 9.30am
  

 

Storytime

This program includes stories, sing-a-longs, finger rhymes and craft activities, and are lots of fun for you and your preschool aged children (3-5 years). It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

 

WHERE WHEN
Corrimal Libary Thursday 11am
Dapto Library Friday 10.30am
Helensburgh Library 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 10.30am
​Thirroul Library Friday 10am
Warrawong Library Tuesday 11am
Wollongong Library Thursday 10am

 

Storytimes in the Plaza

Come and entertain your little one’s imagination as Librarians from Warrawong Library and Paint the Gong REaD volunteers present fun and interactive free Storytime sessions at Warrawong Plaza. Find them in the Pirate Cove playworld near the Food Court on Level 1.
 
WHEN ​WHERE
​Second Thursday of the month 10.30am ​Warrawong Plaza
 

100 Stories Before School

A 30 minute preschool storytime based on the 100 stories children should read before they start school. It includes books, stories, rhymes and music and runs during school term. Call Corimal Library on 4227 8179 for dates.
 
Day ​Location
​Last Friday of the month 10am ​Corrimal Library

 

Visit our Events Calendar for dates and times for upcoming sessions.

After School Programs

 

STEAM Punks Club (5 - 7 years)

STEAM Punks Club ages 5-7

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math - we meet to build, make, play, experiment and game. Parent/ carer participation encouraged. No bookings required.

 

WHERE ​WHEN
Helensburgh Library ​First Tuesday of the month 3.30pm

Wollongong Library

First Thursday of the month 4pm

Kidz Connect (5-12 years)

Do you like... creating stuff? making friends? playing games?. Then this is the club for you. Bookings required for Wollongong, Dapto and Corrimal libraries, via Eventbrite.

 
WHERE WHEN
Corrimal Library

Tuesday 4pm
Sessions vary
Call 4227 8179 for more information

​Warrawong Library Wednesday 3.30pm
​Wollongong Library 2nd Friday of the month 4pm
 
 LEGO Club (5-12 years)
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For those who love building, and thrive on a challenge!
Think you can build the highest tower? A dinosaur made entirely out of orange bricks? Or maybe an unbeatable maze? Challenge yourself at LEGO Club if you dare.

WHERE WHERE
Dapto Library ​2nd & 4th Monday of the month 4pm
​Thirroul Library ​2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 4pm

R.A.G.E [Reading Arts Gaming Entertainment] (8-12 years)



An informal get together to share books, games, music, movies, magazines, audio books, apps, craft and food! You will need to bring your imagination and a willingness to participate. It runs during every school term at the following locations:

 

WHERE WHEN
Thirroul Library ​1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 3.30pm
​Warrawong Library ​Last Thursday of the month 3.30pm
Wollongong Library 3rd Thursday of the month 4pm

 

Check the calendar for exact dates   

 

Code Club  (8+ years)




Learn how to collaborate, create, communicate and problem solve! Code Club is project based learning for kids aged 8+ years. Join us to met like-minded people, make new friends and code awesome things together!
Bookings essential. For more information please contact Thirroul Library on (02) 4227 8191 or book online via Eventbrite
 
WHERE WHEN

​Thirroul Library

1st Monday of the month 3.30pm
 
 
 

 

For Families
 
 
Family Friendly Fridays
 

 

Did you know that you can find Lego and board games at the library? No? What about a great selection of family friendly movies? Decorating cupcakes, trivia nights, breakouts – we have it all!
 
Family Friendly Fridays are all about families enjoying and discovering our space and collections – Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!
Bookings will be live 6 weeks prior to each event.
For more information please contact Dapto Library on (02) 4227 8555 or book online via Eventbrite
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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