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. https://penrithcitylibrary.eventbrite.com.au/

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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. Register your free place to join in the fun at one of our sessions below.

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

Baby Time Online – commencing Term 1, 2022
WHO: 2-5 year-olds and their adult carer. 
WHEN: Tuesdays 9.30-10am via Zoom
TICKETS: Free. Bookings essential to receive zoom links at Eventbrite.

Baby Time LIVE – postponed until Term 2, 2022
WHO: 0-2 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
TICKETS: Free. Bookings open six days before each session. One booking per family. Limited numbers. Bookings essential at Eventbrite

Story Time

Our children's team welcomes 2-5 year olds, their parents and carers to Story Time every week during term time to read, rhyme and sing together. Register your free place to join in the fun at one of our sessions below. If you can’t make it to a Story Time session watch our short Story Time videos.

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

Story Time Online – commencing Term 1, 2022
WHO: 2-5 year-olds and their adult carer. 
WHEN: Wednesdays 10.30-11.15am via Zoom
TICKETS: Free. Bookings essential to receive zoom links at  Eventbrite.

Story Time LIVE – postponed until Term 2, 2022
WHO: 2-5 year-olds and their adult carer. 
WHEN: Every week during term time at a library branch near you.
St Marys: Tuesdays, 10.30-11.15am
Penrith: Wednesdays, 10.30-11.15am
St Clair: Call for more information on 02 4732 7891.
TICKETS: Free. Bookings essential at Eventbrite. Bookings open six days before each session. One booking per family. Limited numbers.

Bilingual Story Time
WHO: 2-5 year-olds and their adult carer. 
WHAT: Bilingual Story time includes stories, songs and rhymes for children delivered in English and a second language. All 2-5 year olds are welcome no matter which languages they speak!
WHEN: Find out more about Bilingual Story Time programs here.
TICKETS: Free. Bookings essential at  Eventbrite.

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, plus a range of family board games including baby toys, construction sets, puzzles, vehicles, food, animal and house playsets. Check out our online catalogue for the selection of toys available. 

For the health and safety of staff and participants, Stay and Play sessions will no longer be available at Penrith City library branches. Please select toys to borrow and play with at home. All toys will be cleaned thoroughly before and after use on return to the library.

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 CONDITIONS OF USE:

  • Please supervise and accompany children with toy selection and borrowing at all times.
  • Toys in the cupboards are for browsing and borrowing. 
  • Care for the toys and return them in a clean condition.
  • Return damaged toys and parts as toys are repaired wherever possible.
  • A replacement cost may be charged for lost toys when negligence results in damaged toys.
  • The library is not liable for damage/injury resulting from borrowed toys.
  • Toy Library Sessions will be monitored and supervised by Library staff.

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.

Inclusion support is available by an appointment either in person or online, with opportunities for extended loan periods. Referrals are required to access this service.

For details on the referral process for the Toy Library Outreach Service This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 4732 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 penrith.city/foxtales

Studiosity

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

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.