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City of Rockingham

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

Activities and programs

School Holiday Program - September/October 2023
A little girl and sunflowers

The spring school holidays are just around the corner.

Check out the activities happening at our libraries and register your children early. There are various exciting sessions for 4-17 year olds at all four libraries, which will provide fun and educational activities to keep your children happy during the holidays.

Mary Davies Library and Community CentrePaper to Plant PapermakingTuesday 26 September10am - 11.30am10 - 16Register
Warnbro Community LibraryCreative Writing Workshop with Kristy Nita BrownTuesday 26 September1.30pm - 2.30pm7+Register
Rockingham LibraryMoorditj Koolangkas
(Awesome Children)
Wednesday 27 September10am - 11am8 - 12Register
Safety Bay LibraryTeen Hand Sewing Journal WorkshopWednesday 27 September10.30am - 12.30pm12+Register
Warnbro Community LibraryNinni Ngingyaans
(Little Echidnas)
Wednesday 27 September1pm - 2pm4 - 7Register
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreArt Piece - TurtleWednesday 27 September2pm - 4pm5 - 12Register
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMoorditj Koolangkas
(Awesome Children)
Thursday 28 September10am - 11am8 - 12Register
Safety Bay LibraryNinni Ngingyaans
(Little Echidnas)
Thursday 28 September1pm - 2pm4 - 7Register
Warnbro Community LibrarySphero Free PlayFriday 29 September10am - 11am6+Register
Rockingham LibraryMarionette PuppetsMonday 2 October1.30pm - 2.30pm6+Register
Warnbro Community LibraryHarry Potter Quiz NightMonday 2 October4.45pm - 7pm12 - 17Register
Safety Bay LibrarySeed Bomb WorkshopTuesday 3 October1.30pm - 2.30pm6+Register
Warnbro Community LibraryJunk bugs with REmidaWednesday 4 October10am - 11.30am6+Register
Safety Bay LibraryJunk bugs with REmidaWednesday 4 October1.30pm - 3pm6+Register
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreWorm Farm WorkshopThursday 5 October10.30am - 11.30am6+Register
Rockingham LibraryCrafternoonFriday 6 October1.30pm - 2.30pmAll agesRegister
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. No registration is required for this free event.

Rhyme Time (0 - 2 years)

Father and baby with the words Rhyme Time!



                          Location       Days         Time
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday10.30am - 11.15am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday10.30am - 11.15am
Rockingham LibraryTuesday11am - 11.45am
Safety Bay LibraryWednesday9.30am - 10.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday9.30am - 10.15am

Toddler Time (12 months - 2.5 years)

Mother and son with the words Toddler Time



                            Location       Days         Time
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreMonday9.30am - 10.15am
Safety Bay LibraryMonday9.30am - 10.15am
Rockingham LibraryTuesday10am - 10.45am
Secret Harbour Community CentreTuesday9.30am - 10.15am
Warnbro Community LibraryThursday10.30am - 11.15am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreSaturday10am - 10.45am
Story Times for preschoolers

""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. No registration is required for this free event.




                           Location        Days          Time
Safety Bay LibraryTuesday10.30am - 11.30am
Warnbro Community LibraryTuesday10.30am - 11.30am
Rockingham LibraryThursday10.30am - 11.30am
Mary Davies Library and Community CentreFriday10am - 11am
Girls in STEM at Safety Bay Library
Girls in STEM poster image

Presented by Little Genius, this series of workshops is designed to inspire primary school-aged girls to get motivated by science, technology, engineering and maths. 

This term's theme is all about chemistry. Learn about molecules, experiment with substances, explore chemical reactions and much more.

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

Location: Safety Bay Library

Bookings are for an eight-week term every Monday from 24 July to Monday 11 September, at 3.30pm - 4.45pm (ages 7 - 11)

Bookings are essential and open on Monday 3 July.  


Bright Tomorrows Parenting App
Image of the Bright Tomorrow app

The Bright Tomorrows app developed by child health experts at the Telethon Kids Institute is described as a 'one-stop shop' for tips and ideas to engage a child's brain. The app uses groundbreaking research into the early years (0-5) to create a collection of tips tailored to individual family situations.

The app includes over 1000 tips for activities designed to fit easily into everyday life organised into five core categories of skill development:

  • attention and focus
  • responding to emotions 
  • relationships and communication
  • planning and routines
  • taking on challenges

For more information visit Bright Tomorrows.

Pop Up Story Zone at the Rockingham Shopping Centre

Join a librarian in the Pop-Up Story Zone at the Rockingham Shopping Centre (near the ANZ Bank entrance) for stories, songs and craft activities suitable for 2 - 5 years to celebrate special 2023 events. Free sessions, bookings not required.

Pop Up Story Zone image

Father's DayWednesday 30 August10am - 10.45am
Under 5's STEAM Lab
Children doing an activity with the words Under 5's Steam Lab!

Under 5's STEAM Lab sessions are for kids up to 5 years who enjoy an exciting, group environment.

Each session will be different, exploring age appropriate science, technology, engineering, art or maths to challenge the kids' creative and problem solving skills.

In the group they will meet new friends with similar interests. Bookings essential.

Mary Davies Library and Community Centre - Wednesday (fortnightly) 10.30am - 11.30am

Rockingham Library - every Monday 10am - 11am

Safety Bay Library - every Thursday 9.30am - 10.30am

Warnbro Community Library - Friday (fortnightly) - 10.30am - 11.30am

Register for Under 5's STEAM LAB session 

STEAM Lab - image of two laughing children while doing an experiment.

STEAM Lab fortnightly sessions are run by all branches for children aged 6+ 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 Lab session

Toy Library

Image of toy - wooden house

The City of Rockingham Toy Library operates from the Rockingham 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.

For more information please view the Toy Library page, or contact the library on 9528 8683.


Opening hours:

    Day                              Time
Tuesday11am - 4pm
Thursday11am - 4pm
Saturday9.30am - 11.30am

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 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

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.

Good Reading Magazine for Kids

Good Reading for Kids logoGood Reading Magazine for Kids is an online magazine for primary school children 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. 

(No log in required.)

Story Box Library

Story Box LibraryThe Story Box Library is a beautiful online 'reading room' - a place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit. The collection 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.

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.

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