The summer school holidays are upon us. Check out the activities at our libraries and register your children early.
There are various exciting free activities for 0-17 year olds at all four libraries which will provide fun, creative and educational sessions to keep your children happy during the school holidays.
Bookings essential and open Tuesday 20 December 2022.
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Under 5s Wiggle, Jam & Groove||Monday 9 January||9.30am - 10.15am||0-5|
|Safety Bay Library||Learn the Art of Drawing Manga||Monday 9 January||10.30am - 12pm||8-12|
|Warnbro Community Library||Learn the Art of Drawing Manga||Monday 9 January||1pm - 2.30pm||8-12|
|Safety Bay Library||Under 5s Wiggle, Jam & Groove||Tuesday 10 January||10.30am - 11.30am||0-5|
|Warnbro Community Library||Under 5s Wiggle, Jam & Groove||Thursday 12 January||9.30am - 10.30am||0-5 |
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Circus Skills Workshop||Thursday 12 January||10am - 11am||8+|
|Safety Bay Library||School of Puppetry Workshop ||Thursday 12 January||10.30am - 12pm||6-12|
|Rockingham Library||School of Puppetry Workshop ||Thursday 12 January||1.30pm - 3pm||6-12|
|Rockingham Library||Make Your Own Door Hanger||Friday 13 January||10.30am - 11.30am||6+|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Mandala Art Workshop||Monday 16 January||10am - 12pm||8+|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Mandala Art Workshop||Monday 16 January||1pm - 3pm||8+|
|Rockingham Library||Under 5s Wiggle, Jam & Groove||Tuesday 17 January||10am - 11am||0-5|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Super Smash Bro. Tournament||Tuesday 17 January||5.30pm - 7.30pm||13-17|
|Warnbro Community Library||Embroidery Hoop Art||Wednesday 18 January||10.30am - 11.30am||6+|
|Rockingham Library||Techreate Stations||Wednesday 18 January||1.30pm - 3pm||8+|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Mad Science!||Thursday 19 January||10am - 11.30am||5+|
|Rockingham Library||Library Bag Tie Dye||Monday 23 January||10am - 11am||6+|
|Warnbro Community Library||Summer Crafts||Tuesday 24 January||10.30am - 11.30am||6+|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Create Your Own Board Game||Tuesday 24 January||10.30am - 12pm||7+|
|Safety Bay Library||Create Mermaid and Dinosaur Eggs||Wednesday 25 January||10.30am - 11.30am||6+|
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)
| Location|| Days|| Time|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Monday||10.30am - 11.15am|
|Secret Harbour Community Centre||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.15am|
|Rockingham Library||Tuesday||11am - 11.45am|
|Safety Bay Library||Wednesday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Warnbro Community Library||Thursday||9.30am - 10.15am|
Toddler Time (12 months - 2.5 years)
| Location|| Days|| Time|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Monday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Safety Bay Library||Monday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Rockingham Library||Tuesday||10am - 10.45am|
|Secret Harbour Community Centre||Tuesday||9.30am - 10.15am|
|Warnbro Community Library||Thursday||10.30am - 11.15am|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Saturday||10am - 10.45am|
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 Library||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.30am|
|Warnbro Community Library||Tuesday||10.30am - 11.30am|
|Rockingham Library||Thursday||10.30am - 11.30am|
|Mary Davies Library and Community Centre||Friday||10am - 11am|
Join a librarian this summer and experience the magic of Story Time with your child in the park.
Suitable for ages 2+.
Free event, bookings not required.
- Location: Churchill Park (located at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore)
- Time: 9.30am - 10am
- Dates: Thursday 5 January, Thursday 12 January, Thursday 19 January
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.
Drop in to the Rockingham Library and get creative using a range of crafty supplies.
Craft Time is open to all abilities and ages 2+. Adults are welcome to join in as well.
No registration is required for this free event.
Weekly sessions run every Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm.
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 2022 events. Free sessions, bookings not required.
|Christmas Story Time||Wednesday 14 December||10am - 10.30am|
|Harmony Week||Wednesday 22 March||10am - 10.30am|
|Mother's Day||Wednesday 10 May||10am - 10.30am|
|NAIDOC Week||Wednesday 5 July||10am - 10.30am|
Techreate: Kids Tech Club is a self-directed and open learning environment designed for young people (7 – 17 year olds) to work on their tech skills and build creative projects of their own choice using digital technology.
This is a free, term-long program, running fortnightly at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, Rockingham Library and Safety Bay Library.
Bookings are essential.
Register for Techreate session
The 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
STEAM Lab fortnightly sessions at Rockingham 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 Lab session