Your local library isn’t just the place to pick out the latest book release or borrow an old favourite – they also host tonnes of exciting, family-friendly, and often free activities to try with your kids!

Brisbane Libraries (Recurring Events)

Babies, Books and Rhymes // view sessions here
Meet other parents and babies for a fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn songs and action rhymes to nurture your baby’s pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Ideal for babies aged up to one year, this free workshop takes place regularly in several libraries across Brisbane.

Toddler Time // view sessions here
Meet other parents and toddlers for a fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs which will help your child’s pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills. Ideal for toddlers aged 1-2 years.

Children’s Storytime // view sessions here
Experience the magic of storytime with your child at the library! This interactive session includes stories, songs and mark making activities for young children, and is ideal for children aged 2-5 years. Plus, it’s free!

CreateIt // view sessions here
Drop into the library to spark your child’s imagination through learning by making. Participate in hands-on activities that explore science, technology, reading and art. Ideal for children aged 5-12 years.

Maker Space // view sessions here
Stop by the library for free children’s craft activities. Ideal for children aged 4-11 years and their carers, and bookings are essential. Alternatively, you can come along to Maker Space on Saturdays to get creative with free arts and crafts activities, targeted towards children 3-8 years old – bookings are not required.

Technology for Kids // view sessions here
There are so many fun, kid-friendly tech sessions on in libraries across Brisbane. From code clubs to robo races, and plenty of chances to get hands-on experimenting with cool technology and equipment, you’ll be hard pressed trying to squeeze it all in!

Gold Coast Libraries (Recurring Events)

Baby Rhyme Time // view sessions here
Parents and babies aged zero to two years are invited to share in a fun and interactive time rhyming, singing and talking with your baby. It’s never too early to start reading to your baby – books are a great way to entertain and build a relationship with your child in the first months of life.

Storytime // view sessions here
These interactive sessions are designed to develop a love of books and reading in children. They are a wonderful, safe and welcoming environment for children to learn to interact with other children and develop important social skills and self-regulation. They are a perfect activity for you both to enjoy quality time together.

Toddler Time // view sessions here
For toddlers who like to move! Get up and dance in this interactive session which is all about new words, fun body movements and games for your growing child. Use these sessions to take time out of your busy week to stop and enjoy fun quality time with your child. For parents and children two to four years.

STEAM Programs // view sessions here
Explore the worlds of coding, robotics, science, makerspaces, digital art and more at your local library, where regular STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs are giving kids the change to engage with new technologies, get creative and innovative, and learn about interesting topics from the vast realm of science. With programs ranging from drop in Lego sessions, Minecraft, and coding clubs through to an after-hours lecture series, there is certainly something for everyone.

March Program: ‘Getting Ahead’ // view sessions here
This adult-focused series of free workshops and hands-on activities will help you get ahead in both your professional and personal life, covering areas like goal setting, resume advice, money management and so much more.

Byron Bay Libraries (Recurring Events)

Storytime // view sessions here
These free, ‘just show up’ style story time sessions are the perfect way to bond with your bub, fostering a love of reading at the same time. They are available at most libraries in the Byron Bay area.

Baby Bounce // view sessions here
These 20 to 30-minute sessions are designed to introduce your baby, and reintroduce you, to the joy of sharing the rhythm and rhyme of nursery rhymes, finger plays, poems and songs with your baby. Each session involves singing, clapping, musical instruments, rhymes and lots and lots of fun with your baby.

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