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Library Programs, Events and Clubs

Find out about our regular library programs and services below. Please note, not all programs run in every library. 

For one off events happening at our Libraries, visit the Shire Events page.

Follow the Libraries Facebook page for the latest news and events.

For more information, please contact us

West Oz Wildlife

January 2022 School Holiday Program

Join our school holiday activities at Australind and Harvey Libraries from 4 to 28 January. West Oz Wildlife, Holiday Reading Rewards, Pottering Around with Plants and Biscuit Decorating are just a few of the exciting activities.

Australind Library School Holiday Program

Harvey Library School Holiday Program

For Children and Parents

Libraries are not just about reading. We encourage parents to interact with their children through singing, rhymes and talking as well.

For more information and to book your spot at Homework Club and Coding Club, please contact us

Storytime

Storytime

Suitable for under school age children.

Where and when:

  • Harvey Library: Wednesday at 9.30am. 
  • Australind Library: Wednesday at 10am.
Rhymetime

Rhymetime

Introducing songs, actions and rhymes to young children. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Where and when:

  • Australind Library: Tuesday and Friday at 10am.
Lego Club

Lego Club

This is your chance to create a Lego masterpiece. Just bring your imagination. We have plenty of lego for everyone to enjoy. Recommended for children age 6+.

Where and when

  • Australind Library: Thursdays during school term from 3pm to 4.30pm.
  • Harvey Library: Daily, during opening hours.
Sensory Friendly Lego Club

Sensory Friendly Lego Club

The aim is to use Lego to encourage free play and to meet and make friends.

Where and when

  • Australind Library: Tuesdays during school term from 1pm to 3pm.
Homework Club

Homework Club 

Suitable for primary school students (year 3+). 

Where and when

  • Australind Library: Thursdays during school term from 3pm to 4pm.

Limited spots, bookings are essential. 

Coding Club

Coding Club

At coding club children have fun while learning and coding their own digital projects. Children will need to bring their own laptop. If your don't have one, we have iPads you can use. Suitable for children aged 7 to 12 years.

Where and when

  • Australind Library: Wednesdays during school term from 3pm to 4pm.

Limited spots, bookings are essential.

For Schools

School book boxes

This initiative is offered by the Harvey Library.

School book boxes are delivered every three weeks to schools in the Harvey area during school terms.

If your school is interested in taking part, please contact Harvey Library for more information.

For Adults

First time parenting program

This program is for mums and dads with a newborn. Whether this is your first child, second or third, it doesn’t matter.

Parents can hear a talk from the community health care nurse on tips about looking after your newborn. Library staff can also advice on parenting resources we have available.

First time parenting is coordinated by the local community health care nurse in partnership with the libraries.

Where and when

Meetings are held at the Australind Library every two months.

Contact us if you require more information on how to book your spot.

Better Beginnings family literacy program

Shire of Harvey Libraries are pleased to be part of the Better Beginnings initiative.

The Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program is an initiative coordinated by the State Library of WA and partially funded by Rio Tinto WA Future Fun. The program aims to foster the love to read, write, sing and talk with your child.

The Better beginnings program encourages parents to support their child by:

  • Reading aloud together everyday
  • Talking about the story and the pictures
  • Choosing books together at your local library

Free reading kits are available for parents of newborns and two year olds:

  • For newborns – collect your kit from your community health care nurse
  • For two year olds – collect your kit from any Shire of Harvey library.

There are some great literacy resources you and your child can access on the Better Beginnings website.