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Published March 14th 2018
Check out this list of events at your local library
Although many of us no longer visit libraries regularly since the advent of Kindle and similar devices, libraries still play an important part in providing many varied activities and events for all ages.
This article is a list of just some of those activities which are aimed at children. Almost all libraries around Perth have "Baby Rhyme Time" and "Rhyme Time" for toddlers.
1. STATE LIBRARY, PERTH
Activity Time - Fun activities for children up to 5 years and their families during school terms. Starting on Monday 2nd April 2018 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at The Story Place.
Here, children will read, write, sing, talk and play in The Story Place, and there will be a special new activity each week.
It will be held on Monday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm during school terms.
Dates are: Monday 29th January to Friday 13th April 2018 (Term 1); Monday 30th April to Friday 29th June 2018 (Term 2); Monday 16th July to Friday 21st September 2018 (Term 3); Monday 8th October to Friday 14th December 2018 (Term 4).
2. RHYME TIME This will be held on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 from 10.30 am to 11.00 am at The Story Place, and there will be songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families.
Rhyme Time runs every Tuesday from 9th January 2018 to 18th December 2018, and you can see more programmes at the Perth Library here.
3. WANNEROO TOY LIBRARY
The Wanneroo Toy Library is a community service supported by the City of Wanneroo and managed by the community group, Lake Joondalup 3 Program.
It is at 10 Neville Drive, Wanneroo and offers a wide range of good quality and educational toys designed to support your child's development and learning from the age of 6 months to 6 years. For more information, contact them on 9405 7006.
4. CLARKSON LIBRARY It's All About Play is a free, multi-sensory, hands-on, active and child-centred programme which has been designed to increase the understanding of play in early childhood development.
It will be held in the Clarkson Library, 27 Ocean Keys Blvd, and will be on from 9 am to 11 am each Friday during term. Registration is not required.
5. YANCHEP/TWO ROCKS LIBRARY
Storytime - This will be held at Lisford Avenue, Two Rocks, and is a preschool Storytime which aims to introduce children to the world of books. This, in turn, may encourage a love of reading, stimulate imagination, and learn social interaction with other children outside the home. There will be a variety of picture books, stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays.
It will be held from 10.30 am to 11 am each Thursday during term, and registration is not required.
6. CLARKSON LIBRARY
Lego - This event is for children ages 5 to 12 and is a Lego Club.
Children will have fun with everyone's favourite blocks. At each session, there will be a new thing to build, or you can make your own.
Parental supervision is required, all materials will be supplied and bookings are essential. Bookings can be made here.
7. SOUTH PERTH LIBRARY
Rhymtime will be held at this library every Wednesday, and no bookings are required. It will commence at 9.30 am to 10 am and run until 28th November, 2018
There will be songs, rhymes and fun for the under 2 age group, and for further details, phone 9474 0800. You can see more of the South Perth and Manning Libraries' programmes here.
8. SCARBOROUGH LIBRARY
Pajamarama story time is a great concept, where of course you attend in your pyjamas! Children ages 4 and up are invited to wear their cosiest pyjamas and bring their favourite toy to cuddle for this special storytime filled with books and crafts, and presented by Sarah.
Children must be accompanied by an adult and you need to register by calling the Youth Room on 883-4723 - option 3, or emailing email@example.com.
This is on the first Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm at the Library Meeting Room
9. MORLEY LIBRARY
Baby Rhyme Time in Morley is for ages 0 - 24 months and is held every Tuesday at 9.45 am.
They also have Story Time for ages 2 - 5 years and this is held every Tuesday and Friday at 10.30 am, and include stories, rhymes, songs and simple crafts.
10. CAMBRIDGE LIBRARY
Cambridge Library have several good programmes for children and these include Onesies (and Twosies) which is for ages "walking" to 24 months. If your child is too young for Storytime, too old for Lapsit, this rhyme, bounce, and read with other toddlers and their grownups is the one to attend.
This will be on 4th April and you can see a list of other activities at this library here.