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Activities for ages 0-12
Kid's Activities

 

Wollongong City Libraries run a variety of programs to introduce your child to the world of literature and reading. These programs cater for babies to school aged children. 

We stock a variety of items including books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. If you need locating particular items our staff are more than happy to assist you.

We provide a welcoming environment for families by providing attractive children's areas that are equipped with child size furniture, puzzles and board games. Children from as young as one day old can join our library service.

Please note that many of the kids programs are only run within school terms, see the programs description for more details.

  

  

For Babies

 

Born to Read

A literacy program designed for you and your 0 to 12 month old baby. Both you and your baby will be exposed to language, books, and play activities.

In order to allow for the most positive interaction between you and your child, it is best to have one adult per child. Exceptions are made for twins and triplets. No older siblings please. It runs during school terms, depending on the location, the program vary in length from drop in sessions, to 6-9 week programs. Call your preferred branch for more information.

 

​Day Time ​Location
Monday and Friday ​Please call Library for more information Warrawong Library
Tuesday ​11am Corrimal Library
Wednesday​ ​9.30 - 10am
Term 4 only.
Contact Library to book.
​Unanderra Library
​Thursday ​​Please call Library for more information ​Dapto Library
Thursday ​10am & 11am Thirroul Library
Day to be confirmed

Run once per year
Contact Library for more information

​Helensburgh Library

 

For Toddlers
 

Wriggle and Jiggle

This program provides 30 minutes of fun with rhymes, songs, stories, and movement and is designed especially for children aged from 0 to 2 years. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities. It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

Day ​Time ​Location
Tuesday 10am Thirroul Library
Wednesday 10.30am Dapto Library
Wednesday 11am Corrimal Library
Wednesday 10am Wollongong Library
Thursday 10.30am Warrawong Library
​Second & fourth Friday of the month ​10.30am ​Unanderra Library

Toddlertime

This program provides 30 minutes of fun and stories, songs, finger plays and movement rhymes and is designed especially for children aged  from 2 to 3 years. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities. It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

 

​Day ​Time ​Location
Monday                     11am Corrimal Library
Tuesday 10.30am Dapto Library
Wednesday 10.30am Warrawong Library
Thursday ​10am ​Thirroul Library
Thursday 10am Wollongong Library

 

Visit our Events Calendar for dates and times for upcoming sessions.

For Preschool Age Children

 

Drop-in Duplo

Come along and join our new DUPLO drop-in sessions. Duplo is a fun preschool activity that encourages new abilities by educating, entertaining and engaging little ones through play. For ages 3+. No bookings required.

 

​Day ​Time ​Location
​Monday ​9.30 - 11.30am ​Wollongong Library
​Friday ​9.30am - 1pm ​Corrimal Library
  

 

Storytime

This program includes stories, sing-a-longs, finger rhymes and craft activities, and are lots of fun for you and your preschool aged children (3-5 years). It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

 

​Day ​Time ​Location
​Tuesday ​10am ​Wollongong Library
​Tuesday ​11am ​Warrawong Library
Second Wednesday of the month 10.30am Unanderra Library
​Second & fourth Wednesdays of the month ​10.30am ​Helensburgh Library
Thursday 11am Corrimal Library
Friday 10.30am Thirroul Library
Friday 10.30am Dapto Library

 

Storytimes in the Plaza

Come and entertain your little one’s imagination as Librarians from Warrawong Library and Paint the Gong REaD volunteers present fun and interactive free Storytime sessions at Warrawong Plaza. Find them in the Pirate Cove playworld near the Food Court on Level 1.
 
Day ​Time ​Location
​Second Thursday of the month ​10.30am ​Warrawong Plaza
 

100 Stories Before School

A 30 minute preschool storytime based on the 100 stories children should read before they start school. It includes books, stories, rhymes and music.
 
Day ​Time ​Location
​Last Friday of the month ​10am ​Corrimal Library

 

Visit our Events Calendar for dates and times for upcoming sessions.

After School Programs

 

STEAM Punks Club (5 - 7 years)

STEAM Punks Club ages 5-7

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math - we meet to build, make, play, experiment and game. Parent/ carer participation encouraged. No bookings required.

 

​Day ​Time ​Location
​First Wednesday of the Month 3.30pm ​Thirroul Library
First Tuesday of the Month ​3.30pm ​Helensburgh
Thursday (Fortnightly) 4-5pm  Wollongong Library
​Third Monday of the Month ​4 - 5pm ​Dapto Library

Kidz Connect (5-12 years)

Do you like... creating stuff? making friends? playing games?. Then this is the club for you. Bookings required for Dapto and Corrimal libraries.

 
​Day ​Time ​Location
​First Monday of the month ​4 - 5pm ​Dapto Library
​Wednesday 3​.30pm​​​ ​Warrawong Library
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th ​Wednesday of the month ​3.30pm
​Thirroul Library
​Special Events ​See staff for more details ​Corrimal Library

R.A.G.E [Reading Arts Gaming Entertainment] (8-12 years)



An informal get together to share books, games, music, movies, magazines, audio books, apps, craft and food! You will need to bring your imagination and a willingness to participate. It runs during every school term at the following locations:

 

​Day ​Time ​Location
​Thursday (fortnightly) ​3.30-4.30pm ​Thirroul Library
​Thursday (fortnightly) ​4-5pm ​Wollongong Library
​Last Thursday of the month ​3.30pm ​Warrawong Library

 

 

Check the calendar for exact dates 

Code the Gong (8-12 years)


Code the Gong is a CoderDojo that runs during the NSW school term at Wollongong Library. Learn about anything computer related.

Build a website? Cool! Design a game? Exciting! Create a wicked robot? Yes!

Bookings essential. Parent/ carer attendance encouraged. Enrolment is for the term. Failure to attend sessions without providing notice will result in places being forfeited.

For more information please contact Wollongong Library on (02) 4227 7414 or book online via Eventbrite

Day ​Time ​Location
​First and third Monday of the month ​4-5pm ​Wollongong Library

 

 

Code Club  (8+ years)




Learn how to collaborate, create, communicate and problem solve! Code Club is project based learning for kids aged 8+ years. Join us to met like-minded people, make new friends and code awesome things together!
For more information please contact Thirroul Library on (02) 4227 8191 or book online via Eventbrite
 
Day ​Time ​Location

​First Monday of the month
Bookings are essential.

​3.30 - 4.30pm ​Thirroul Library
 
 
 

 

For Families
 
 
Family Friendly Fridays
 

Did you know that you can find Lego and board games at the library? No? What about a great selection of family friendly movies? Decorating cupcakes, trivia nights, breakouts – we have it all!
 
Family Friendly Fridays are all about families enjoying and discovering our space and collections – Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!
Bookings will be live 6 weeks prior to each event.
For more information please contact Dapto Library on (02) 4227 8555 or book online via Eventbrite
 

Date and Time Activity ​Location
Friday 22 February, 5.30-7pm ​Family Friendly Movie Dapto Library
Friday 29 March 5.30-7pm ​Disco Dapto Library
​Friday 26 April, 5.30-7pm ​​Lego ​Dapto Library
Friday 31 May, 5.30-7pm ​Cupcake Decorating Dapto Library
​Friday 28 June, 5.30-7pm ​Interactive Movie ​Dapto Library
​Friday 26 July, 5.30-7pm ​Weird Science ​Dapto Library
​Friday 30 August, 5.30-7pm ​NRL Trivia ​Dapto Library
​Friday 27 September, 5.30-7pm ​Games Night ​Dapto Library
​Friday 25 October, 5.30-7pm ​Breakout ​Dapto Library
​Friday 29 November, 5.30-7pm ​Lego ​Dapto Library
​Friday 13 December, 5.30-7pm ​Gingerbread Houses ​Dapto Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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