Children & Young People

Children & Young People


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Holiday Activities

Penrith City Library runs regular events for all ages. You can find out more at Eventbrite.

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Baby Time

Our library children's team welcomes 0-2 year olds, their parents and carers to Baby Time every week during term time to sing, rhyme and play together at Penrith and St Marys library branches. 

WHO: 2-5 year-olds and their adult carer. 
WHEN:  Every week during term time only
Penrith: Mondays, 10.30 - 11.15am
St Marys: Tuesdays, 9.30 - 10am

Bookings not required.

For more information please email Children's Team, or call 02 4732 7891.

Story Time

Our children's team welcomes 2-5 year olds, their parents and carers to Story Time at Penrith, St Marys and St Clair library branches every week during term time.

WHO: 2-5 year-olds and their adult carer. 
WHEN:  Every week during term time only
St Marys: Tuesdays, 10.30 - 11.15am
Penrith: Wednesdays, 10.30 - 11.15am
St Clair: Thursdays, 10.30 -11.15am

Bookings not required.

For more information please email Children's Team, or call 02 4732 7891

Young People

Find out more about Young People’s holiday and term-time programs at the Library.

Toy Library 

A boy using dinosaurs at Penrith Library's toy library

Toy Library Collection

The toy library collection includes sturdy toys for under 8-year-olds including baby toys, construction sets, puzzles, vehicles, food, animal and house playsets, plus a range of family board games. See our online catalogue for the selection of toys available.  

In 2022 a new ‘browse and borrow’* service is available at all library branches during library opening hours, 7 days per week, which allows you to select toys at your leisure for play at home. Toys are cleaned thoroughly before and after use on return to the library. 
*Terms and conditions of use apply.

WHO: Children 0-8 years and their families.
WHEN: Recommencing from Monday 31 January 2022
WHERE: All library branches

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02 4732 7891

Toy Library Outreach Service

We specialise in providing toys for children with disabilities and high support needs. Featuring switch-adapted, sensory and educational toys, children will delight in making them function through lighting up, playing sounds and movement. Through hands-on play, they can build valuable problem-solving, coordination, reasoning, numeracy, literacy and fine motor skills. 

Referrals are required to access this service. For details email Children's Team, or call4732 7891

Fox Tales

‘Fox Tales’ was developed by the DIG Creative Maker Space Program, a creative and professional development program for Greater Western Sydney digital artists/designers within their first 5 years of professional practice. Penrith Library sponsored the 2nd DiG project which was completed in late 2018, to encourage teens to visit our library and use our collections: visit


Studiosity is an online service providing live homework and study help for years 3-12.

Go to Studiosity and log on from home with your Penrith City Library card. Membership is free for all students living in NSW. Studiosity provides one-to-one academic support in English, Maths, Science, assignment research, and study skills.

Tutors are online Sunday to Friday between 3pm and 10pm.

View the Library Catalogue


Ziptales offers you 500+ interactive stories with voiceovers, animations, games, quizzes and more to help make reading FUN! This is available for FREE within NSW for all children, parents and schools, either at your library, school or at home. All you need is a library card.

View Ziptales here.