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

Dates
Wednesday 2 May 2018 (Spanish)
Wednesday 6 June 2018 (French)
Wednesday 4 July 2018 (Spanish)
Wednesday 1 August 2018 (French)

National Simultaneous Storytime

Wednesday 23 May 2018 
11am to 12pm 
Level 4, City of Perth Library
Suitable for ages 1 to 5

As the clock strikes 11, children all across Australia will sit down to hear a single story. Join us as we celebrate the joy of reading with Hickory Dickory Dash, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. Dress up for the chance to win a copy of the book!

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.