Grow your child’s love of learning with free children’s activities at the City of Perth Library. Enjoy Storytime and Rhymetime during the week.

Storytime and Rhymetime are changing

Storytime and Rhymetime

Places are limited, so please collect a Storytime or Rhymetime pass at the Concierge Desk on the Ground Floor when you arrive. These activities are very popular, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Storytime and Rhymetime are not run during school holidays.

Storytime

Tuesdays at 11am, Thursdays at 2pm
(excluding school holidays)
Enjoy an hour of stories, songs, and craft for children aged two to four years.

The first session for 2018 will be held on Thursday 1 February 2018.

Rhymetime

Tuesdays at 2pm, Thursdays at 11am
(excluding school holidays)
Half an hour of songs and rhymes for children up to two years.

The first session for 2018 will be held on Thursday 1 February 2018.

What do I need?

To ensure you, your child and all Library visitors have a pleasant and satisfying experience, we suggest you:

  • Arrive a little early to get settled. Collect a Storytime or Rhymetime pass from the Concierge Desk on the Ground Floor.
  • Sit comfortably to participate in the songs, stories and activities with your child.
  • Resist the urge to chat with other adults during the session.
  • If your child becomes tired, restless or unhappy, you are welcome to take them from the room and return when they have settled.
  • Allow some time at the end to browse or borrow items from the City of Perth Library collection.
  • Enjoy! 

Storytime in French or Spanish with Le Toboggan

Join Le Toboggan for an hour of stories, songs, and craft presented in French or Spanish. Suitable for children aged from two to four years. 

Places are limited, so please collect a Storytime pass at the Concierge Desk on the Ground Floor when you arrive.

Time
11am to 12pm

Date
Wednesday 5 September 2018 (Spanish)
Wednesday 19 September 2018 (French)
Wednesday 10 October 2018 (Spanish)
Wednesday 17 October 2018 (French)
Wednesday 7 November 2018 (Spanish)
Wednesday 21 November 2018 (French)
Wednesday 5 December 2018 (Spanish)
Wednesday 19 December 2018 (French)

Mini Beast Storytime

Enjoy creepy-crawly stories at this special Storytime as part of National Science Week. Suitable for children aged from two to seven years. 

Book now, as places are limited. Parents please register each child that will attend (there is no need to register yourself or any other adults that may attend). 

Time
11am to 12pm

Date
Wednesday 15 August 2018

Children's Book Week - August 2018

Find your treasure

Wednesday 1 August to Friday 31 August 2018
Suitable for all ages

Found a book you love? Write a review during August to go in the draw to win a Children’s Book Week shortlisted book. See the staff on Level 4 to enter.

Dress-up storytime

Tuesday 21 August 2018
11am to 12pm
Suitable for ages 2 to 4

Come to Storytime dressed as your favourite book character for a chance to win book prizes! Places are limited, so please collect a Storytime pass at the Concierge Desk on the Ground Floor when you arrive. These activities are very popular, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Drawing with Kylie

Saturday 25 August 2018
10.30am to 11.30am | 12pm to 1pm
Suitable for ages 4 to 12

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with author and illustrator Kylie Howarth as she reads her book 1, 2, Pirate Stew. Learn how she made it and create your own masterpiece.

Bookings open 1 August 2018. Please send your child's name, age and a contact phone number via email to book your place: childrens.library@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Visiting the Library

  • For their own security and wellbeing, children 11 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible guardian.
  • Children 5 years and under must be within sight of a responsible guardian at all times. 

Parents/guardians sometimes leave children in the care of their older siblings (aged 12 or above). We strongly suggest that if this decision is made, all children are registered as Library users so we may access contact details if necessary. Please be aware that parents/guardians remain responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all of their children at all times. Library staff are not equipped to watch or care for children or teenagers in the Library.