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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

Activities include:

Theme based story reading, singing and craft activities for preschoolers called Encounter, Rhyme and Storytime,

After school book clubs for primary school children and young adults

Mayors' Short Story Challenge run through the local schools
Select link to view the most recent results

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

National Simultaneous Storytime

Children’s Book Week events run through the local schools 

Young Writers' Workshops

A Children's University Passport to Learning Destination

Supervision and the Victor Harbor Public Library:

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.

guardian is someone over the age of 18 who is responsible for the child's (under 18) welfare.

Children's programme

For more information on our Preschool and Primary School aged programs click here.


Holiday Fun at Your Library

For School Holiday Fun click here. 


 Teen Unwind at the VHPL

Click here for information about 
Teen Unwind

Encounter Kids' Club!

Featuring our mascots Matthew Flinders, Nicolas Baudin, & Trim the Cat

Encounter Kids Club is for children approximately 10 years and under. To join have a parent or guardian fill in a membership form 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.

encounter kids club 

Children's University

Children cannot aspire to what they don’t know, the Children's University’s aim is to encourage children to try new experiences outside of school learning activities and recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates. 

How to get involved 

Currently Children's University membership is based around a child's school and the school has to be registered with Children's University for the child to be able to participate. The Children's Univerty program aims to provide extra-curricular learninng opportunities for children aged between 7-14 years.

Each child in the program receives a 'Passport to Learning', then every time the child spends one hour on an activity they receive a stamp in their passport from a 'Learning Destination'.

Learning Destinations are  places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport. They provide high quality learning activities and experiences with a ‘wow’ factor and have passed the Children’s University’s own quality assurance process.

Children are rewarded for their participation with certificates presented at formal ceremonies held at the University of Adelaide. Children graduate in caps and gowns  and celebrate their achievements with friends, family and teachers.

The Victor Harbor Public Library is an approved 'Learning Destinations'. Qualifying learning activites held at the Victor Harbor Public Library, will be promoted with the Children's University logo.

For more information please or go to www.childrensuniversity.com.au.

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