Kids and Youth
Books, DVDs, jigsaws, board games, parenting resources and other items are available for loan. Regular special events and holiday activities are held for babies, children, young people, and their families and friends.
Kids and Young Adult Activities
Theme based story reading, singing and craft activities for preschoolers called Encounter, Rhyme and Storytime,
Mayors' Short Story Challenge run through the local schools
Work experience and community service opportunities
Audio books and Audio-Read for children with specific learning difficulties and/or print disabilities
Library tours and library skills sessions
Holiday activities for all ages
Children’s Book Week events run through the local schools
All children under the age of 8 attending the library require guardian supervision in the library.
All children under the age of 15 attending the library require guardian supervision in the Civic Centre.
A guardian is someone over the age of 18 who is responsible for the child's (under 18) welfare.
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Encounter Kids' Club!
Featuring our mascots Matthew Flinders, Nicolas Baudin, & Trim the Cat
Our library club for kids around 10 years and under. Have a parent or guardian fill in a membership form to join you up to the library, and you can choose to become a member of the Encounter Kid's Club. The booty you receive will be:
- a Kids' Club lanyard and sticker for your library card
- colouring booklet, character stickers, and a bookmark
- emailed invitations to all our kids library events.