Programs for Kids and Parents

Rhymetime and Storytime

PLEASE NOTE: Rhymetime and Storytime will be having a break over the school holidays. We will be starting up again in Feburary 2021. Library staff wish all our families a safe holiday break.

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

We hold regular Rhymetime and Storytime sessions. These sessions are free and everyone is welcome.

No need to book. Just turn up on the day.

Storytime

Suitable for under school age children.

Where and when:

  • Harvey Library: Wednesday 9.30am
  • Australind Library: Wednesday 10am

Rhymetime

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

Where and when:

  • Australind Library: Tuesday and Friday 10am

School holiday activities

Every school holiday we have something special for the kids to do. A Supersonic Science Show and a Pirateman show are our booked events for this school holidays. You must book to attend these shows.  

Check out our calendar of events below to find out what else is happening at your local library this school holidays.

Australind Library January 2021 School Holiday Program

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 

4 January

Lego Afternoon

1pm to 4pm

5 January

Craft Day

10am to 3pm

6 January

Big Toys Day

10am to 3pm

7 January

Board Games

10am to 3pm

8 January

Lego Day

10am to 3pm

11 January

Curiosity Day

1pm to 4pm

12 January

Science Crafts

 10am to 3pm

13 January

Supersonic Science Show

10am.Ages 6+ Bookings essential

14 January

Curiosity Day

10am to 3pm

15 January

Big Toys Day

10am to 3pm

18 January

Scavenger Hunt Week

9am to 5pm

19 January

Scavenger Hunt Week

9am to 5pm

20 January 

Pirateman Trash to Treasure Show

10am. Ages 4+ Bookings essential

Scavenger Hunt Week

21 January

Scavenger Hunt Week

9am to 5pm

22 January

Scavenger Hunt Week

9am to 3pm

25 January

Australia Day Craft

1pm to 4pm

26 January

Library closed for

Australia Day

27 January

Australia Day Storytime in the Park

10am

28 January

Board Games

 10am to 3pm

29 January

Lego Day

 10am to 3pm

 

For more information and bookings, please call Australind Library on (08) 9797 4590 or email astaff@harvey.wa.gov.au. 

Harvey Library January 2021 School Holiday Program

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday Saturday

  4 January

Games Day

1pm to 6pm

5 January

10 Minute Lego Challenge

9am to 5pm

6 January

Curiosity Day

 9am to 5pm

7 January

10 Minute Lego Challenge

9am to 5pm

8 January

Painting and Drawing

 9am to 5pm

9 January

Paitence Card Game

 9am to 12noon

11 January

Science Experiments

1pm to 6pm

12 January

Science Experiments

9am to 5pm

13 January 

Supersonic Science Show

1.30pm. Ages 6+ Bookings essential

Science Experiments

 9am to 5pm

14 January

Science Experiments

9am to 5pm

15 January

Science Experiments

 9am to 5pm

16 January

Science Display

 9am to 12noon

18 January

Kylie Howarth Story Walk

1pm to 6pm

19 January

Kylie Howarth Story Walk

 9am to 5pm

20 January 

Pirate Man Trash to Treasure Show

1.30pm. Ages 4+. Bookings essential

Kylie Howarth Story Walk

9am to 5pm

21 January

Kylie Howarth Story Walk

9am to 5pm

22 January

Kylie Howarth Morning Tea

10am

23 January

Kylie Howarth Story Walk

9am to 12noon

25 January

Australia Day Craft

 1pm to 6pm

26 January

Library closed for Australia Day

27 January

Australian Craft

 9am to 5pm

28 January

Australian Colouring In

9am to 5pm

29 January

Australian Dot Painting 

9am to 5pm

30 January

Holiday Art Display

 9am to 12noon

For more information and bookings, please call Harvey Library on (08) 9729 0390 or email hstaff@harvey.wa.gov.au

Lego Club

Fancy creating a lego masterpiece?

Australind and Harvey library hold regular Lego Clubs.

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: 3pm to 4.30pm on Thursday afternoons during school term
  • Harvey Library: Daily, during opening hours.

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.

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.

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.