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Want to keep up to date with what's happening at our libraries? Read our monthly E-Newsletter.

Pop Up Libraries

Our Pop Up Libraries are coming your way!
Discover how we can enrich your life - come and see our staff outside the libraries, ask questions, bring your iPad for a demonstration of eBook and eMovies downloads. Or just come and have a chat.

Where:

Easter Fair - Secret Harbour Primary School Oval, Maratea Pde, Secret Harbour,
Sunday 7 April, 11am–3pm

Easter Fair - Singleton Community and Sports Centre, 24 Cavender St, Singleton,
Saturday 13 April, 10am–12pm 


Have a Go Day - Aqua Jetty, 87 Warnbro Sound Avenue, Warnbro,
Wednesday 17 April, 10am–2pm

​Toy Library

The newly opened City of Rockingham Toy Library operates from the Rockingham Central Library on Dixon Road. Items from Toy Collection are available to all current and new library members to borrow free of charge.

Opening hours:  

  • Tuesday and Thursday 11am–4pm
  • Saturday 9am–12pm

Toys can be returned at any time during general library opening hours at Rockingham Central Library and loans will only be available during the above Toy Library hours.

Housebound Library Service

Residents who are physically unable to visit their local library, either temporarily or permanently, are able to apply to have library items delivered to their house. The service is also available to live-in carers and to people whose partner, relative or friend who would normally drive them to the library is away on holiday or unavailable.

The service makes deliveries to each reader once a month, with members permitted to borrow up to 20 items at one time. We provide a wide range of books in normal print and large print, audio books, magazines and DVDs, as well as free downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks. 

Residents who would like to join the service are encouraged to submit an application form at any of the City’s libraries. ​ Visit our Memberships page to download the application form.

IT20 Program

Are you interested in learning a bit more about technology but aren't quite sure where to start?
The City of Rockingham Libraries are introducing an exciting new IT20 Program – short, one-on-one 20 minute sessions at all four Libraries. For more information and bookings please visit your local library.

Name Type Size and format
IT20 Program Form PDF 1.4 MB

Kanopy Kids

Screenshot of Kanopy Kids' website home page showing a variety of ebooks available.


Check out our brand new video Streaming collection, Kanopy Kids highlighting films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. New titles are added weekly..  

Current events

What's happening at your local library? For more activities, visit the City's What's On events calendar or read our monthly E-Newsletter.

Event Date Venue Format Size and Type
2019 Summer Program Various Various Flyer PDF 12.8 MB
School Holiday Activities April Various Flyer PDF 1.5 MB
IT20 Program Various Various Flyer PDF 1.4 MB
New Year New You Various Various  Flyer PDF 2.2 MB
Wicked Various Various Flyer PDF 826 kb
Dementia Awareness  2 April  Safety Bay Library Flyer PDF 1 MB
3D Printing Workshop 2 April Safety Bay Library Flyer PDF 1.2 MB
Matinee Movie Series Various Mary Davies Library Flyer PDF 928 kb
Lego Club Various Mary Davies Library Flyer PDF 361 kb
STEAM Lab Various Warnbro Library Flyer PDF 1.4 MB
Book Clubs Various Various Flyer PDF 2.2 MB
Bookstars Club Various Various Flyer PDF 495 kb
Base Camp Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 557 kb 
Coder-Dojo Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 1 MB
Coder-Dojo Various Safety Bay Library Flyer PDF 631 kb
Connect and Create Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 959 kb
English Conversation Group Various Mary Davies Library  Flyer PDF 279 kb
English Conversation Group Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 628 kb
Wicked Wednesdays Various Rockingham Central Library Flyer PDF 4.9 MB

Ongoing events

Toddler Movie

Come along to the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre and enjoy a movie toddlers will love and time-out for parents.

Toddler Movie sessions will be held on Fridays 9.30am–11am on the following dates:
2 March 2019
24 May 2019
28 June 2019

Adults and children four years and under welcome, morning tea will be provided. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Contact us via email on mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au or phone 9591 0800.

Lego Club at Mary Davies Library

Lego

Playing with Lego is great for encouraging creativity, developing fine motor skills and promoting team work. Children aged 12 and under can join us for free Lego play sessions.  

Lego Club will be held on Fridays 3.30pm4.30pm on the following dates: 
1 March 2019
15 March 2019
5 April 2019

Please note that adults must stay with children aged 6 years and under.
Call us on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au to book your place.

Duplo

Children aged 5 years and under are invited to join us for free Duplo play sessions.
Please note that adults must stay for the session. 

Duplo Club will be held on Fridays 10am11am on the following dates: 
1 March 2019
15 March 2019
5 April 2019

Call us on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au to book your place.

Storytimes (suitable for children aged 2-5 years)

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre - Saturday 10am (9591 0800)
  • Rockingham Central Library - Thursday 10am (9528 8683)
  • Safety Bay Library - Tuesday 10.30am (9528 8611)
  • Warnbro Community Library - Tuesday and Friday 10.30am (9528 8577)

Rhyme Time (suitable for 0-2 years)

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre - Monday 10.30am (9591 0800)
  • Rockingham Central Library - Tuesday 11am (9528 8683)
  • Safety Bay Library - Wednesday 9.30am  (9528 8611)
  • Warnbro Community Library - Thursday 9.30am (9528 8577
  • Secret Harbour - Tuesday 9.30am (school term only) Secret Harbour Community Centre, 4 Oasis Drive, Secret Harbour

Toddler Time (suitable for 12 months - 2 ½ years)

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre - Monday 9.30am (9591 0800)
  • Rockingham Central Library - Tuesday 10am (9528 8683)
  • Safety Bay Library - Monday 9.30am (9528 8611)
  • Warnbro Community Library - Thursday 10.30am (9528 8577
  • Secret Harbour - Tuesday 10.30am (school term only) Secret Harbour Community Centre, 4 Oasis Drive, Secret Harbour

Sing with Me

The State Library’s literacy program, Better Beginnings, has been successfully catering to babies and pre-schoolers for several years. Now, two year olds will be able to join in the fun with their own specially created Sing With Me pack. City of Rockingham Libraries are excited to offer the new bags that focus on sharing well-known nursery rhymes to develop an early love of literacy.

Each pack comes in a bright orange backpack and includes a Sing With Me booklet, a music CD, fridge magnets, and ‘Knick Knack Bushwack’, a beautiful book by Mandy Foot. Made possible with the support of Rio Tinto, the program promotes the key message that parents are their children’s first teacher, and encourages parents and carers to read and sing to their children every day.

Other events

  • Bookstars Club
  • Book clubs
  • Visiting authors
  • Workshops
  • Displays