Little library lovers

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Braille storytime

Explore themes in nature and re-imagine classics such as the The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, with our guest braille storyteller Meg Taylor. Suitable for ages 3-5 years.

Leichhardt Library
Wednesday, 5 December, 11am Register

Ashfield Library
Thursday, 6 December, 11am No bookings required

Owl love storytime

Artist and guest storyteller Meagan Pelham believes owls are the most romantic of all animals. She will be sharing stories and craft based on her love of owls. Suitable for ages 3-5 years.

Marrickville Library
Wednesday, 5 December, 10:30am No bookings required

Balmain Library
Thursday, 6 December, 11am Register

Programs to develop a lifelong love of learning.

  • A love of books
  • The desire to learn to read
  • Socialisation
  • Being comfortable as part of a group
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Improved concentration
  • Listening and language skills
  • Increased vocabulary
  • Enjoyment of the library
  • Borrowing of books to read and share at home


Suitable for ages 0-2 years.
Introduce babies to the fun and enjoyment of nursery rhymes, action songs and simple percussion instruments. Sessions are lively, interactive, and stimulating for babies, parents and carers.

Wiggle and Jiggle

Suitable for ages 2-3 years.
An active session of music, rhymes, movement and stories. Sessions support memorisation, language and motor skills.


Suitable for ages 3-5 years.
Stories, songs, rhymes and a fun simple craft that may require adult help.



Wiggle and Jiggle


Ashfield Library

Friday 10am

Thursday 11am

Balmain Library

Monday to Wednesday 11am

Saturday 10am

Monday to Thursday 9:30am

Saturday 11am

Thursday 11am

ETC Library, Dulwich Hill

Tuesday 10:30am

Monday  10:30am

Haberfield Library

Wednesday 10:15am


Wednesday 11am

Leichhardt Library

Monday 9:30am and 11am

Wednesday and Thursday 9:30am

Saturday 10am

Tuesday 9:30am and 11am

Thursday 11am

Saturday 11am

Wednesday 11am

Marrickville Library

Monday and Thursday 10:30am

Wednesday 10:30am

St Peters/Sydneham Library
 Wednesday 10:30am
   Monday 10:30am
 Stanmore Library
 Wednesday 10:30am
   Tuesday 10:30am
 *Summer Hill Share Centre
 Tuesday 10am

*Summer Hill Share centre is located at 135 Smith Street, Summer Hill, phone 9392 5810.

Runs during school term
Term 1: Monday 29 June - Friday 13 April
Term 2: Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July
Term 3: Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September
Term 4: Monday 15 October - Friday 21 December
This program runs during the school holidays at Leichhardt and Balmain Libraries.

Bookings required at Balmain and Leichhardt Libraries

Balmain Library bookings

Rhymetime - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Wiggle and Jiggle - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Storytime - Thursday

Leichhardt Library bookings

Rhymetime - Monday 9:30am, Monday 11am, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Wiggle and Jiggle - Tuesday 9:30am, Tuesday 11am, Thursday and Saturday
Storytime - Wednesday

Christmas storytimes

Suitable for ages 3-5 years.

Ashfield Library
Thursday 20 December 11am

Balmain Library
Thursday 13 December 11am Register

Emanuel Tsardoulias Community,  Dulwich Hill
Monday 17 December 10:30am

Haberfield Library
Wednesday 19 December 11am

Leichhardt Library 
Wednesday 12 December 11am Register

Marrickville Library
Wednesday 12 December 10:30am

Stanmore Library
Tuesday 11 December 10:30am

St Peters/Sydenham Library
10 December 10:30am


  • Our goal is to have fun together with rhymes, songs and books in a safe and happy space
  • Plan to arrive on time – allow extra time for parking, bathroom visits and to settle your child
  • Please don’t leave your child unattended at any time
  • Participate with your child
  • If your child is crying or disrupting others, please step out and quietly return once your child is ready
  • Please put toys away as they may distract others
  • No food or drink to be consumed during Storytime due to allergies and possible anaphylaxis
  • Please refrain from chatting with other parents during the program as this is distracting to both the session leader and the audience
  • Please silence your mobiles
  • Please no photography
  • Have fun!


Bookworm kids club

Children ages 8-12 can explore their love of reading and develop their creativity in this weekly after-school book club. Hear about awesome books, make cool crafts, play games and meet new friends.

Marrickville Library
Weekly Wednesday 3.45-4.45pm during school term

7, 14, 21, 28 November 2018

5 December 2018

Returning Wednesday, 6 February 2019.


Under Construction

Have fun building your very own masterpiece with our great collection of Lego bricks. Bring a friend or make some new friends. This is a fun new club for school aged children which runs all year round - including the school holidays!

Balmain Library
Second Thursday of the month 3:45-4:45pm
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13
Register online or call 9392 5938.

Leichhardt Library
Fourth Thursday of the month 3:45-4:45pm
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25
November 22
Register online or call 9392 5966.


Read to Me

Read to Me is designed to share the magic of reading and encourage literacy in school aged children. This regular activity at the library is for primary school aged children.

Balmain Library
Weekly Tuesday during school term 3:20-5pm
Call to register 9392 5938.

Leichhardt Library
Weekly Tuesday during school term 3:20-5pm
Call to register 9392 5966.

Please note that children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to all children's activities in the library.

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Page last updated: 19 Nov 2018