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Kids' Activities

School Holiday Program

Kingston Libraries run a school holiday program four times a year. The September-October 2021 School Holiday Program has arrived! Bookings now open.

Book online

View the latest update to the program guide here 2021 September-October School Holiday Program

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Children & Families Program

Kingston Libraries run a number of regular programs throughout the year for children and families, from Tiny Tots Rhyme Time and Preschool Storytime for little ones, to after-school programs that are suitable for a variety of different ages, including Makerspaces where all ages are welcome.

See below for more details on the different programs available at Kingston Libraries for children and families, including Seasonal and Online Activities, or download a copy of our July to December 2021 program (10MB) to keep on hand or share with others!

In-house Activities

Crafty Kids

For primary school children in prep to grade 6 who love art and craft!

This monthly club at Clarinda Library allows kids to get creative with a variety of art and craft projects.

Enjoy designing, creating, using your imagination, and meeting new friends too.

View more information on our Crafty Kids sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

Games Club

Do you love games and puzzles? Then you will love coming along to Westall Library for Games Club!

A monthly club at Westall Library for primary school kids where they can participate in and learn a variety of games, including board games, card games, online games, physical games, and various types of puzzles too.

This program encourages peer support, problem solving, collaboration and teamwork, all while having heaps of fun!

View more information on our Games Club sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

Kids Movie Club

Enjoy a monthly movie screening at Dingley Village Library just for kids on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 4pm to 6pm. Held during school terms only.

A great opportunity for primary school aged kids to get together after school and relax with some snacks and a movie.

Movies will be rated G or PG.

View more information on our Kids Movie Club sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

Kingston Miners

If you're aged 8 to 12 and enjoy playing adventure games, join us for Minecraft at Patterson Lakes and Clarinda Libraries!

Using a selection of specially crafted content maps ranging in difficulty levels for beginner to intermediate crafters, our sessions aim to develop a variety of skills including basic computer skills, problem-solving, working collaboratively, being a good cyber citizen, resilience and persistence, all while having a ton fun!

We have limited places in our Kingston Miners sessions, so bookings are essential. Please phone us on 1300 135 668 or ask at your local branch.

Please arrive on time as places will only be held for 10mins unless prior notice is given.

View more information on our Kingston Miners sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

LEGO® Club

Design, build, create and play at Kingston Libraries' monthly LEGO® Club!

A mix of guided and free play sessions to encourage design, creativity, engineering, sharing, and collaboration.

LEGO® Club sessions will run from 4-5pm @ Chelsea Library on the fourth Wednesday of each month and Cheltenham Library on the third Thursday of each month.

Suitable for kids in prep to grade 6.

View more information on our LEGO® Club sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

LEGO® Free Play

Drop in at Dingley Village Library each Saturday afternoon from 12pm to 2pm for free play with LEGO® and DUPLO®.

A fun, casual and creative activity for families.

Kids all ages welcome.

View more information on our LEGO® Free Play sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

Little Book Worms

For kids in prep to grade 3 who love books and reading!

A monthly club at Parkdale Library with activities related to books, reading, authors, illustrators, crafts, puzzles, and simple games. No bookings required.

View more information on our Little Book Worms sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions!

Makerspace

Looking for a casual drop-in activity to do at the library after school? Then Makerspace is for you!

Hands-on activities with things for you to explore, make or do. It could involve craft, construction or new technology - there's always something interesting going on.

Drop-in sessions for all ages.

View more information on our Makerspace areas, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions!

STEAM Punk Club

A monthly club at Parkdale, Cheltenham, and Chelsea Libraries for primary school children in prep to grade 6.

STEAM Punk Club runs activities revolving around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths (STEAM).

Explore, discover, learn, design, engineer, build, problem solve, and create! No bookings required.

View more information on our STEAM Punk Club sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

Storytimes

Kingston Libraries offers a range of Storytime sessions to suit the various ages and needs of our younger community members and their families.

Storytime helps develop language, literacy, and fine motor skills. Best of all, Storytime fosters a love of books and reading!

View more information on our Storytime sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

XBOX Meet

If you love gaming, competition, and having fun with like-minded friends, then XBOX Meet is for you!

This is a monthly club held at Dingley Village Library for older children aged 10+. Participate in and learn a variety of games on XBOX One.

XBOX Meet includes tournaments and competitions - are you up for a challenge?

View more information on our XBOX Meet sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions.

Seasonal and Ongoing Activities

1000 Books Before School

The 1000 Books Before School program encourages you to share books with your child in the years before they begin school. It is for children from birth to age 5 - it's never too early to start reading to your child!

View more information on 1000 Books Before School, including FAQs.

Online Activities

Crafty Kids Online

Do you love doing arts and crafts? Then take a look at Crafty Kids Online!

Virtual STEAM Punk Club

Do you love to explore, learn, and see how things work, all with a touch of creativity? Then you'll love STEAM Punk Club! Better yet, this Virtual edition allows you to do it all from the comfort of home.

Storytime Live Stream

Storytime Live Stream sessions will be held Monday to Friday*. Storytime Live Stream is a free service suitable for pre-school children aged 0 to 5 and can be accessed online at the days and times listed below.

Sessions include stories, rhymes and songs and are usually structured around a theme (like pets or dinosaurs).

View more information on our Storytime sessions, or call 1300 135 668 if you have any questions!

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*Excluding public holidays.

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