Little library lovers

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 2-5 years.
Stories, songs, rhymes and a fun simple craft that may require adult help.


Wiggle and Jiggle


Ashfield Library

Friday 10am (No session on Friday, 8 March 2019)

Thursday 11am

*Balmain Library

Monday 11am

Tuesday 11am

Wednesday 11am

Saturday 10am

Monday 9:30am

Tuesday 9:30am

Wednesday 9:30am

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 9:30am

Thursday 9:30am

Saturday 10am

Tuesday 9:30am and 11am

Thursday 11am

Saturday 11am

Wednesday 11am

Marrickville Library

Monday 10:30am

Thursday 10:30am


Wednesday 10:30am

St Peters/Sydneham Library
 Wednesday 10:30am
   Monday 10:30am
 Stanmore Library
 Wednesday 10:30am
   Tuesday 10:30am

All Little Library Lover programs will be suspended from 20 December 2019 and will re-commence the week beginning 27 January 2020.

*Additionally the program also 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

  • 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
No bookings, carers sign-in and sign-out required.

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
 Register or call 9392 5938.

Leichhardt Library
Fourth Thursday of the month 3:45-4:45pm
 Register 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.

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 Jul 2019