Children's special events


Get With the Program

Our school holiday program, Get With the Program (GWP), is scheduled every school holidays. The program is available approximately two weeks before the holidays begin.

The program, when available, can be accessed here. 

R.A. Spratt - Author visit

The West Torrens Library Service is super excited to be hosting the best-selling children's author - R.A Spratt - for a fun family session!

Join us for an after school family session with R.A Spratt! Author of best-selling books such as Nanny Piggins, The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and the popular podcast, Bedtime Stories with R.A Spratt.

This promises to be a highly entertaining talk, with dramatic readings, stories and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

When: Wednesday 2 August 2023
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Location: West Torrens Auditorium
Bookings via Eventbrite.

Reading challenges

Get involved in our reading challenges using Beanstack!

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.

In 2023, National Simultaneous Story Time was celebrated on Wednesday 24 May with the book 'The Speedy Sloth' by Rebecca Young.

Find out more about National Simultaneous Story Time.

Book Week

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

2023 Theme: Read, grow, inspire
19 - 25 August 2023

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

More information

Email the Library, contact 8416 6228 or search our events.