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Toy library

The Toy library is a great collection of toys, jigsaws and games for younger children, and includes some educational toys for older children too. Toy library membership is $34.00 (incl. GST) per family per annum, which allows each child in the family to borrow up to two toys at a time for a period of four weeks. Toy library membership is open to grandparents as well. You must be a member of Kiama Library to join the toy library.

 

Story Box

Storybox-341x250Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday Australian storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians and actors - with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles. 

Story Box Library is free for Kiama Library members.

Log on  to StoryBox with your library card.

 

eBooks and eAudio

borrow-box-newRBdigital.jpgAccess our extensive collection of eBooks and eAudio books for kids anytime, anywhere through BorrowBox, RB Digital and indyreads. See our eLibrary for more information on how to get started. 

 

Britannica Library

Britannnica Kids.JPGBritannica Library Kids is developed specifically for children, enabling them to access age-appropriate content at their reading level (includes a read-aloud features ideal for struggling readers).

Students will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments and work on special projects. Browse by subject or biography, compare countries, search the atlas or dictionary, and access thousands of images, videos and audio clips. The world is your oyster. 

Log on to Britannica Library with your Kiama Library card.

 

Little Bang Discovery On Demand

Little Bang On Demand logo in green speech bubbleConduct experiments at home with your young scientist through Little Bang Discovery On Demand.

Over four fun-filled sessions, this hands-on program designed for kids aged 3-8 will allow children and their accompanying parents to combine everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods. 

 

Birdie stories for children coping with natural disasters

Book cover with illustration of fire in left foreground, a pink bird on the right and purple background. These Birdie eBooks, produced by Children’s Health Queensland, are a great way to help young kids process and recover from their experiences of bushfire and other natural disasters.

 

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

Premiers reading challenge logo.JPGThe reading challenge aims to foster a love of reading in students across a diverse range of quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. Many of the Premier's Reading Challenge books are available at the library. 

The PRC booklists are now available online.