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Our libraries offer some great activities and programs for your kids. Find something that suits your children from below-listed activities. Bookings are required for all events. We would love to see you and your family at our libraries.

Activities and programs

Rhyme Time and Toddler Time

Reading to children from the time they are born has a positive effect on the development of language and vocabulary, as well as providing the pre-literacy skills that are essential in learning to read when a child begins school. The Rhyme Time (suitable for 0-2 years) and Toddler Time (suitable for 12 months - 2.5 years) programs are designed to encourage parents and children to enjoy the benefits of reading together.

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories are shared in a group environment. Library staff can also assist you in finding resources to suit your needs, such as board books for babies, nursery rhyme books and parenting resources. Bookings are essential.

Rhyme Time (0 - 2 years)

Register for Rhyme Time session

                          Location       Day/Date         Time
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 2 March9.30am - 10.15am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 2 March11am - 11.45am
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 3 March9.30am - 10.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 4 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 8 March10.30am - 11.15am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 9 March9.30am - 10.15am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 9 March11am - 11.45am
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 10 March9.30am - 10.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 11 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 15 March10.30am - 11.15am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 16 March9.30am - 10.15am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 17 March11am - 11.45am
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 17 March9.30am - 10.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 18 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 22 March10.30am - 11.15am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 23 March9.30am - 10.15am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 23 March11am - 11.45am
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 24 March9.30am - 10.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 25 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 29 March10.30am - 11.15am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 30 March9.30am - 10.15am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 30 March11am - 11.45am
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 31 March9.30am - 10.15am
 

 

 

Toddler Time (12 months - 2.5 years)

Register for Toddler Time session

                           Location           Day/Date        Time
Warnbro Community LibraryFriday 26 February10.30am - 11.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreSaturday 27 February9.30am - 10.15am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 2 March10am - 10.45am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 4 March10.30am - 11.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryFriday 5 March10.30am - 11.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreSaturday 6 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 8 March9.30am - 10.15am
Safety Bay LibraryMonday 8 March9.30am - 10.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 9 March10am - 10.45am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 11 March10.30am - 11.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryFriday 12 March10.30am - 11.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreSaturday 13 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 15 March9.30am - 10.15am
Safety Bay LibraryMonday 15 March9.30am - 10.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 16 March10am - 10.45am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 18 March10.30am - 11.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryFriday 19 March10.30am - 11.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreSaturday 20 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 22 March9.30am - 10.15am
Safety Bay LibraryMonday 22 March9.30am - 10.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 23 March10am - 10.45am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday 25 March10.30am - 11.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryFriday 26 March10.30am - 11.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreSaturday 27 March9.30am - 10.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday 29 March9.30am - 10.15am
Safety Bay LibraryMonday 29 March9.30am - 10.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryTuesday 30 March10am - 10.45am
   
Story Times for preschoolers
Story Time

Story Time for children aged 2-5 years is held at all four libraries. Sessions include two to three stories, songs, action rhymes and a craft activity – all related to a common theme.

Older children are welcome to join story time during the school holidays and home schooling children are welcome at any time.

Register for Story Time session

 

                            Location        Day/Date          Time
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday 16 February10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday 16 February10.30am - 11.30am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 16 February10.30am - 11.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryThursday 18 February10am - 11am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 19 February10am - 11am
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday 23 February10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday 23 February10.30am - 11.30am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 23 February10.30am - 11.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryThursday 25 February10am - 11am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 26 February10am - 11am
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday 2 March10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday 2 March10.30am - 11.30am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 2 2 March10.30am - 11.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryThursday 4 March10am - 11am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 5 March10am - 11am
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday 9 March10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday 9 March10.30am - 11.30am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 9 March10.30am - 11.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryThursday 11 March10am - 11am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 12 March10am - 11am
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday 16 March10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday 16 March10.30am - 11.30am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 16 March10.30am - 11.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryThursday 18 March10am - 11am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 19 March10am - 11am
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday 23 March10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday 23 March10.30am - 11.30am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 23 March10.30am - 11.30am
Rockingham Central LibraryThursday 24 March10am - 11am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 25 March10am - 11am
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday 30 March10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday 30 March10.30am - 11.30am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday 30 March10.30am - 11.30am
Girls In STEM

Girls in STEMPresented by Little Genius, this series of workshops is designed to inspire primary school-aged girls in Rockingham to get motivated by science, technology, engineering and maths. Female scientists will speak at the sessions, empowering girls to take on the world of STEM. 

Attendance is free, but participants must be available to attend all sessions over the eight weeks. 

Suitable for girls ages 7-11.

Register for event

Bookstars Club

Bookstars Club logoThe aim of the Bookstars Club is to introduce the benefits of using the library and to promote the joys of reading to all primary school-aged children.

Bookstars is held three times during school terms at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, Safety Bay Library and Warnbro Community Library.

Sessions include crafts, storytelling, author visits, games and puzzles.

Register for Bookstars Club session

                            Location     Theme     Day/Date       Time
Safety Bay LibraryMandala bagsTuesday 2 March3.30pm - 4.30pm
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreLego maniaTuesday 9 March3.30pm - 4.30pm
Warnbro Community LibraryKindness keepersThursday 11 March3.30pm - 4.30pm
Coder Dojo

Coder Dojo logo

Learn to code in a fun, free, social open learning environment.

Develop new skills and build creative projects.

Free sessions for 7-17 year olds.

Register for Coder Dojo session

                              Location          Day/Date           Time
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 26 February3.30pm - 4.45pm
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 10 March3.30pm - 4.30pm
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 12 March3.30pm - 4.45pm
Rockingham Central LibraryMonday 15 March3.45pm - 4.45pm
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday 24 March3.30pm - 4.30pm
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday 26 March3.30pm - 4.45pm
Rockingham Central LibraryMonday 29 March3.45pm - 4.45pm
STEAM Lab
STEAM Lab logo

STEAM Lab sessions at Rockingham Central Library and Warnbro Community Library are for students aged 6-12 who enjoy an exciting and collaborative environment.

Each session will be different, exploring science, technology, engineering, art or maths to challenge your creative and problem solving skills.

Come and meet friends with similar interests. Bookings are essential.

Register for STEAM session

                      Location    Topic             Date             Time
Warnbro Community LibraryEngineeringThursday 4 March3.45pm - 4.45pm
Rockingham Central LibraryEngineeringMonday 8 March3.45pm - 4.45pm
Warnbro Community LibraryArtThursday 18 March3.45pm - 4.45pm
Rockingham Central LibraryArtMonday 22 March3.45pm - 4.45pm

Child in the Toy libraryToy Library

The City of Rockingham Toy Library operates from the Rockingham Central Library on Dixon Road.

The collection has a range of different toys (more than 800), that help develop children's skills and imagination across different stages of growth and development.

Half hour visits can be booked on Tuesday and Thursday.

Please contact the library to book a time on 9528 8683.

Opening hours:

    Day                              Time
Tuesday11am–1pm and 2pm-4pm by appointment
Thursday11am–1pm and 2pm-4pm by appointment

Items from the Toy Library are available to all current and new library members to borrow free of charge.

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.

Resources for kids

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings kitEvery child born in the Rockingham district will receive a toolkit as part of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program.

The toolkit includes a picture book and guidance material for parents to develop their baby’s early literacy.

Busy Things

Access Busy ThingsBusy Things is a resource for the kids aged 3–11. It is a collection of fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy KidsKanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action, and animated favourites with a focus on kids aged 2-8.

View more information on this resource.

PK Mag

PK magazinePK Magis an online magazine for primary kids focusing on sparking any kid’s imagination and creativity.

It is full of book reviews, creative writing, videos, music, arts and crafts and interactive activities.

If you are aged 7-12 you can send PK Mag your stuff to be published.

(No log in required)

Story Box Library

Story Box LibraryA place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit, Story Box Library is a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing its audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.

Young adults collection

Special collections have been developed at all of our four libraries that specifically cater for the young adult reader (12-18 years). This collection is separate from the adult and junior collections and includes novels, non-fiction, graphic novels and audio-visual material.

Group visits

All of our libraries welcome visits by schools, child care centres and playgroups. Please contact the Young People’s Services Librarians to discuss a program for your visit.

The Young People’s Services Librarians at Safety Bay Library and Warnbro Community Library are available to visit schools and groups at their own venues.

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