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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 stock 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.

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, 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. It runs during school terms, depending on the location, the program vary in length from drop in sessions, to 6-9 week programs. Call your preferred branch for more information.


​Day Time ​Location
Monday and Friday ​Please call Library for more information Warrawong Library
Tuesday ​11:00am Corrimal Library
Wednesday​ ​9.30 - 10:30am
Term 4 only.
Contact Library to book.
​Unanderra Library
​Thursday ​​Please call Library for more information ​Dapto Library
Thursday ​10:00am & 11:00am Thirroul Library
Day to be confirmed

Run once per year
Contact Library for more information

​Helensburgh Library


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.

Day ​Time ​Location
Tuesday 10:00am Thirroul Library
Wednesday 10.30am Dapto Library
Wednesday 11:00am Corrimal Library
Wednesday 10:00am Wollongong Library
Thursday 10.30am Warrawong Library
​Second & fourth Friday of the month ​10.30am ​Unanderra Library


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


​Day ​Time ​Location
Monday                     11:00am Corrimal Library
Tuesday 10.30am Dapto Library
Wednesday 10.30am Warrawong Library
Thursday ​10:00am ​Thirroul Library
Thursday 10:00am Wollongong Library


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.


​Day ​Time ​Location
​Monday ​9.30 - 11.30am ​Wollongong Library
​Friday ​9.30am - 1:00pm ​Corrimal Library



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.


​Day ​Time ​Location
​Tuesday ​10:00am ​Wollongong Library
​Tuesday ​11:00am ​Warrawong Library
Second Wednesday of the month 10.30am Unanderra Library
​Second & fourth Wednesdays of the month ​10.30am ​Helensburgh Library
Thursday 11:00am Corrimal Library
Friday 10.30am Thirroul Library
Friday 10.30am Dapto Library


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.
Day ​Time ​Location
​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.
Day ​Time ​Location
​Last Friday of the month ​10:00am ​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.


​Day ​Time ​Location
First Tuesday of the Month ​3.30 - 4:30pm ​Helensburgh

Thursday (Fortnightly)
*there will be no STEAM Punks at Wollongong Library on 19 December

4:00 -5:00pm  Wollongong Library
​Third Monday of the Month ​4:00 - 5:00pm ​Dapto Library

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.

​Day ​Time ​Location
​First Monday of the month ​4:00 - 5:00pm ​Dapto Library
​Third Friday of the month 4:00 - 5:00pm​ Wollongong Library​
​Wednesday 3​.30 - 4:30pm​​​ ​Warrawong Library
​Special Events ​See staff for more details ​Corrimal Library
 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.

Day ​Time ​Location
​Second and fourth Wednesday of the month ​3:30 - 4:30pm ​Thirroul Library

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:


​Day ​Time ​Location
​Thursday (fortnightly) ​3.30-4.30pm ​Thirroul Library
​Thursday (fortnightly) ​4:00 -5:00pm ​Wollongong Library
​Last Thursday of the month ​3.30 - 4:30pm ​Warrawong Library


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!
For more information please contact Thirroul Library on (02) 4227 8191 or book online via Eventbrite
Day ​Time ​Location

​First Monday of the month
Bookings are essential.

​3.30 - 4.30pm ​Thirroul Library


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


Date and Time Activity ​Location
Friday 22 February, 5.30-7pm ​Family Friendly Movie Dapto Library
Friday 29 March 5.30-7pm ​Disco Dapto Library
​Friday 26 April, 5.30-7pm ​​Lego ​Dapto Library
Friday 31 May, 5.30-7pm ​Cupcake Decorating Dapto Library
​Friday 28 June, 5.30-7pm ​Interactive Movie ​Dapto Library
​Friday 26 July, 5.30-7pm ​Weird Science ​Dapto Library
​Friday 30 August, 5.30-7pm ​NRL Trivia ​Dapto Library
​Friday 27 September, 5.30-7pm ​Games Night ​Dapto Library
​Friday 25 October, 5.30-7pm ​Breakout ​Dapto Library
​Friday 22 November, 5.30-7pm ​Lego ​Dapto Library
​Friday 13 December, 5.30-7pm ​Gingerbread Houses ​Dapto Library












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