Children's activities and services
Storytime is a great way to introduce young children to the joy of books, language and rhyme through stories, songs, fingerplay and craft. Storytime sessions are free and are generally held during school term. There is no need to book - just turn up and join in the fun!
There are different storytime sessions for specific age groups and venues. Please see below for session times and more information.
Kiama Baby Storytime - for babies aged 0-12 months
Kiama Toddler Tales - for children aged 1-3 years
Kiama Preschool Storytime - suitable for 3-5 year-olds
Gerringong Library Storytime - suitable for preschoolers and toddlers
Paws 'n' Tales
Paws 'n' Tales is an innovative and exciting literacy initiative for children 4-8 years of age who may be experiencing reading difficulties or lack motivation … and it’s free for participants! The Paws 'n' Tales program is dedicated to helping children reach their full literacy potential, to find a love of books and a passion for reading. Literacy skills are the essential backbone of a child’s education.
Paws 'n' Tales uses registered pet therapy dogs to help children overcome barriers to their literacy development and to become excited about reading. Paws 'n' Tales volunteers and loving dogs help make reading enjoyable in a non-judgemental and friendly environment. Reading to a dog reduces stress levels, boosts confidence and empowers children to take control of their learning.
Please contact us if you know a young person who would benefit from this great program.
School holiday activities
Whether it’s LEGO-building, craft workshops, robotics or live insect demonstrations you’re interested in, there is something for everyone at the library in the school holidays. Check our What's on page for more details and to book your spot online.
Parents of newborn babies are presented with one of our baby kits on their first visit to the Early Childhood Centre at Kiama Hospital. The kit comes in a calico library bag and contains a board book, reading tips and general library information.
Make sure you collect your kit when you attend the Early Childhood Centre with your new baby.
Home library service to new parents
Our home library service is available for new parents.
If you have just welcomed the arrival of a new baby and are finding it hard to get to the library, you can join the home library service for up to six months. By joining you can access library resources and have them delivered to you.
Home Library is a free service that delivers and picks up library resources to your home on Wednesdays.
Download application form or contact us to find out more.