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For Kids

Goulburn Mulwaree Library provides a range of programs and services for children, parents, carers and families. Along with early literacy and engagement opportunities, the Library offers year round free access to resources and services that support reading and early literacy.

Goulburn Mulwaree Library provides a dedicated children's space that encompasses various formats of reading materials. The warm and welcoming space is a haven for learning, reading and exploration.

The Children's Room is also the hub of various free early literacy programs including Story Time, Rhyme Time and Giggle & Wiggle.

After school programs are also available for primary school children throughout the year.

During the school holidays and throughout the year, the Library offers a range of events and experiences for children aged 3-12 years.

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To book into a program, go to TryBooking or contact the Library.

BorrowBox for Kids

Are you a parent, a grandparent or a carer of small children? Do you like to read and share books with your child?

Then go to BorrowBox to borrow, download and enjoy a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks for both children and adults for free.

Apps are available for both Android and Apple devices.

Libby, by Overdrive

Libby, by Overdrive has eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines for all age groups. To find eBooks and eAudiobooks for children and young adults, filter by audience or age group.

The Libby app delivers your favourite titles right to your smartphone or tablet including digital magazines, audiobooks and eBooks.

Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy!

Story Box Library

Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by your favourite storytellers - well that's Story Box Library!

With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary aged children, it really is story time, anytime!

Stories have been selected with children of pre-school and primary age in mind, and have been broken down into the following categories:

  • Preschool (3-5 years)
  • Lower primary (5-7 years)
  • Middle primary (8-10 years)
  • Upper primary (10-12 years)

Britannica Junior

Britannica Junior has introductory level content for young students aged 6-14 years.

A great help to answer all those homework questions.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids - explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Articles and information are specifically aimed at children.

A great help to answer all those homework questions.

Paws n Tales

Mondays from 3.30pm to 5pm during school terms.

Paws ‘n’ Tales is an innovative and exciting literacy initiative for children who may be experiencing reading difficulties, lack motivation, or have health issues impeding their learning. This specialist program helps children aged 4-8 years old with self esteem, confidence, and reading skills through sharing stories with specially trained dogs from Paws Pet Therapy Services.

Parents are not required to stay.

contact the Library for more information.

Peer Reading

Tuesdays from 3.45pm to 4.45pm during school terms.

A free 10 week program of reading and learning for children and teens, designed to improve literacy skills and foster a love of reading. Trained peer leaders act as mentors and motivators during a one-on-one read-aloud session with a peer reader, with opportunities for lots of fun and conversation as well!

Parents are not required to stay.

Peer readers can book via TryBooking. Peer leaders can register by completing an enrolment form.

Hogwarts Classroom

Wednesdays from 3.45pm to 4.45pm during term 1, 2022. For ages 8 and over.

Welcome to Hogwarts Classroom! Hogwarts Classroom aims to promote literacy, arts and crafts, and STEM learning, and increase cooperative skills. Join in the magic and attend weekly classes based on the Hogwarts teaching schedule. Come along on Wednesdays to create your own potions, plant mandrakes, take care of Bowtruckles, and much more.

Parents are not required to stay.

Speak Up & Out!

Thursday from 3.45pm to 4.45pm during term 1, 2022. For ages 9-12.

Do you have a child interested in public speaking? Then ‘Speak Up and Out!’ may be the program for them! Join Cara Robinson, local debating coach, teacher, playwright and actor, for public speaking guidance and expertise. Participants will develop the skills and confidence involved in public speaking and boldly expressing their point-of-view. At the end of term, students will be invited to participate in a Speaking Gala.

Places are limited to children eligible for a NSW Creative Kids voucher. Parents are not required to stay.

Dungeons & Dragons for Kids

Fridays from 3.45pm to 5.45pm during term 1, 2022. For ages 11-13 years.

Calling all RPG fans, beginners or enthusiasts! Unleash your imagination in a world of swords and sorcery. Let Dungeon Master Drew take you on a 10 week D&D adventure! Participants will be guided through steps to develop the perfect character as well as the rules of this role playing game. Online resources will be used and iPads will be provided. BYOD is optional.

Parents are not required to stay.

Leapfrog Collection

The Leapfrog collection contains books for children who are learning to read. The books are colour coded to match the book with the child's reading ability:

  • Green books - are for the beginner reader. This level includes books that are for parents to share with their children to engage them in reading, as well as simple texts that early readers can attempt to read themselves.
  • Yellow books - are for the developing reader. These stories have an increase in sentence length and vocabulary.
  • Blue books - are aimed at confident readers. These books are for children who are starting to read on their own, but may still require assistance.
  • Red books - are for newly independent readers. They generally have short chapters, multiple stories and engage the reader with more complex plots.

Let's Read Kits

Goulburn Mulwaree Library, in conjunction with Schools As Community Centres, the Smith Family, and Let's Read, provide an initiative that aims to improve literacy and learning outcomes for local children.

The Library has a series of Let's Read kits available for loan, full of information on early literacy and the Let's Read books. Each kit contains a Let's Read information booklet and DVD, along with 3-4 age appropriate books to read at home. Kits are separated into age groups as follows:

  • Yellow Kits - from 4 months old
  • Green Kits - from 12 months old
  • Blue Kits - from 18 months old
  • Red Kits - from 3 1/2 years old
  • It is never too early to start reading with your child and these kits are a great way to gain ideas and inspiration to read at home.

Let's Count Kits

Children learn about the world through play, exploration and talking to adults around them. Parents can incorporate mathematics into everyday conversations to get children thinking about mathematical concepts.

Goulburn Mulwaree Library, in conjunction with The Smith Family, has put together a series of Let's Count kits available for loan at the Library. Each kit aims to help parents introduce mathematics into their lives and recognize the importance of understanding mathematical concepts for young children. Each kit includes:

  • Let's Count program booklet
  • 3-4 math related picture books to read and share
  • One math related game or activity

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature.

It is not a competition, but a challenge to each student to read, to read more, and to read more widely.

The Premier's Reading Challenge is available for all NSW students from Kindergarten to Year 9.

You can find items on the Premier's Reading Challenge list in the Library catalogue by doing a title search for Premiers Reading Challenge or from the following links:

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