Children's special events

Get with the program

Our school holiday program runs during every school holidays offering a variety of free fun activities.

  • Parents and caregivers must stay with their children during these sessions.
  • The program is available approximately two weeks before the holidays begin.


National Simultaneous Story Time

Every year in May the Australian Library and Information Association organises National Simultaneous Story Time to support reading and literacy.

National Simultaneous Story Time aims to promote:

  • the value of books
  • Australian writers and publishers

  • activities in public libraries and communities around the country.

Find out more about National Simultaneous Story Time.


Book Week

In August every year schools and public libraries all over Australia enjoy a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators.

The theme for 2017 is 'Escape to everywhere'. 

Find out more about Book Week and the Children's Book Council of Australia.


Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is a free school holiday program for children and youth, that runs in December and January each year. 

Find out more about the Summer Reading Club at the official website.

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