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Children

Mosman Library Service has a great range of resources for children of all ages and reading levels.

All Babytimes and Pre-schoolers Storytimes are held during School Terms Only

For Babies – Babytime

A lap sit rhyme and story session for babies aged 0–1 years.

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  • When – Every second Wednesday (during the school terms).
  • Time – 11–11.20am and 2.30–2.50pm (two separate sessions per fortnight).
  • Dates for 2017 – 6 Dec
  • Dates for 2018 – 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 28 Feb, 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr, 2 May, 16 May, 30 May, 13 Jun, 27 Jun, 25 July, 8 Aug, 22 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 12 Dec.

Bright Beginnings @ Barry O’Keefe Library

It’s never too early for your baby to have their very own library card!
Bright Beginnings is a great incentive to borrow books for your baby to enjoy. Simply join up bub, borrow items on the card, and on your third visit to the library you’ll receive a free Bright Beginnings Kit filled with all sorts of goodies for you and your baby. .
Enquire at the Lending desk to receive your registration card.

For Pre-schoolers (Storytime)

Encourage a love of stories, books and libraries!

  • Storytime at Barry O’Keefe Library is held during the school term
  • Tuesdays at 10:30am for Toddlers (2-3 years)
  • Thursdays at 10:30am for Preschoolers (3-5 years)

For School Aged Children

Thursday Kids

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A program for school children aged 5–12 years old focusing on art and craft.

Dates for 2017

November: Thursday Kids, 4 – 4.45pm

  • 30 Nov: Treasure Trove Launch Party

December: Thursday Kids, 4 – 4.45pm

  • 7 Dec: Christmas Craft
  • 14 Dec: Wishing Tree

Dates for 2018

February: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 1 Feb: Free Craft
  • 8 Feb: Treasure Trove Party
  • 15 Feb: Library Lovers’ Day
  • 22 Feb: Masks

March: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 1 Mar: World Book Day
  • 8 Mar: French Knitting Machine
  • 15 Mar: St Patrick’s Day
  • 22 Mar: Harmony Day
  • 29 Mar: Easter Craft

April: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 5 Apr: Watercolour Drawings
  • 12 Apr: Cardboard Puppet Dolls

May: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 3 May: Funny Face Flip Book
  • 10 May: Mother’s Day
  • 17 May: Peg Dolls
  • 24 May: Library and Information Week
  • 31 May: World Turtle Day

June: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 7 Jun: World Environment Day
  • 14 Jun: Queen’s Birthday
  • 21 Jun: Design Your Own Cardboard Glasses
  • 28 Jun: Paper Mache Eye Masks

July: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 5 Jul: Colour Your Own Boomerang
  • 26 Jul: Make Your Own Tree

August: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 2 Aug: Beading Bracelets
  • 9 Aug: Paper Aeroplanes
  • 16 Aug: National Science Week
  • 23 Aug: Book Week
  • 30 Aug: Father’s Day

September: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 6 Sep: Puppet Theatre
  • 13 Sep: Clay Modelling
  • 20 Sep: Stained Glass Frames
  • 27 Sep: Pipe Cleaner Animals

October: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 18 Oct: National Water Week
  • 25 Oct: Pumpkin Mask

November: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 1 Nov: Design Your Own Magnets
  • 8 Nov: Origami Animals
  • 15 Nov: Oil Pastels
  • 22 Nov: Christmas Card
  • 29 Nov: Treasure Trove Launch Party

December: Thursday Kids, 4pm

  • 6 Dec: Patty Cake Angels
  • 13 Dec: Wishing Tree

Friday Fun @ the Library

Friday Fun is a free after school program for school children aged 9 to 12 years. On the first Friday of every month from 4-4.45pm, during the school term children take part in various fun activities.

Dates for 2017 – 1 Dec Lego

School Holiday and Special Events

We run school holiday events and special events just for parents. Use this link to find out what is happening here at the Library.

Children's Library Summer School Holiday Events

Treasure Trove Summer Reading Program

Mosman Library will be holding its annual Treasure Trove Summer Holiday Reading program for children commencing on Thursday 29 November 4pm 2017 and running until the end of January 2018.

This program is designed to encourage children to continue reading through the Summer Holidays by giving those participating prizes as incentives.

For more information contact the Children’s Librarian Simin Reyhanian on 9978 4092.


h3. Children’s Book Week

To celebrate Children’s Book Week we will be holding three competitions for children based around the 2017 theme of ‘Escape to Everywhere’.

For 1-5 year olds there is a colouring in sheet to complete. Children aged 6-9 are asked to enter acrostic poems using the word ‘ESCAPE’. And 10-12 year olds can write a narrative using the theme as their inspiration. Entries should be no larger than one A3 page.

Entry forms are to be completed and returned to the Library by Friday 11 August. Entries will be displayed in the Library during Book Week, and can be collected after Monday 11 September. Competition winners will be announced on Thursday 24 August at 4pm.


Online Resources for Children

Mosman Library Service has a great range of children’s ebooks, educational games and online encyclopaedias. You will need your library card to access these resources.

eBooks

A large collection of non-fiction eBooks for primary aged children, perfect for homework and school projects.

World Book Online

World Book Online is a one stop shop for all your child’s school project needs. Log in with your Mosman Library Service membership card to discover a boundless world of learning including ebooks, encyclopaedias and interactive games and activities.

World Book eBooks

World ebook

A comprehensive collection of non-fiction e-books covering a range of topics including animals, science, history, geography and the arts.

World Book Online for Kids

World Book Online for Kids

A general reference encyclopaedia especially for primary school kids including easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of interactive tools, and activities.

Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning

A selection of interactive and educational games aimed at supporting your child’s learning. Your child can enjoy reading games, quizzes, videos, sing-a-longs and lots more fantastic educational activities.

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a special initiative of the Premier of NSW, presented by the NSW Department of Education and Training, to foster a love of literature and to encourage children to read widely for leisure and for pleasure.

Premier's Challenge Booklists

For more information, visit the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge