Storytime

Wednesdays at 10.30am

Staff member holding picture book called Rodney loses it

 

Storytime is designed for pre-school aged children to develop skills for school readiness.

Children focus on literacy and language development through shared reading, finger plays and movement songs. Caregivers are invited to join in with the actions and songs.

The program includes activities focused on language, counting and play, concluding with a craft session that enables children to practice skills such as supervised cutting, and colouring, designed to aid in developing critical thinking, creativity and motor skills.

We recommend you finish your visit to the library by choosing and borrowing a book to read together at home with your free library membership.

As a courtesy we ask for mobile phones to remain silent during programs and to refrain from eating during all programs for allergy, safety, and hygiene reasons; this will also ensure children are able to participate and concentrate during the program.

This free program is held during school terms and no bookings are required.

 

Coming up in storytime

On Wednesday 24th July the storytime theme is rain.
We will be reading Rainy day and The very grumpy day, with rain inspired finger plays.
At the end of storytime we invite you stay and join in the craft and activity!
We will be making shaving cream art and a rain cloud in a jar.

Themes

Wednesday 31st July the storytime theme is dinosaurs.

Wednesday 7th August the storytime theme is bugs.

Wednesday 14th August the storytime theme is Moon and stars.

During the week of Monday 19th August - Friday 23rd August we are celebrating Children's book week.
This year the theme is Reading is my secret power, everyone is invited to come to the library dressed as their favourite literary character!
We are performing a dramatised renactment of Rainbow bear by Stephen Michael King during storytime on Wednesday, and additionally on Monday 19th at 10.30am.