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For children and teens at Bayside libraries

The library is a great place to bring the kids for some free entertainment. Not only are there books galore on loads of topics, you can also choose from audiobooks, magazines or the latest DVDs.

Kids can spend an hour challenging a friend on xBox, Playstation or WiiU or try some easier games on the iPads. Holiday program events and activities make the school holidays fly by. We hope to see you soon.


Storytime introduces children to language, literature and the library. The best way to lay the foundations for a life-long love of reading is to introduce children to a wide variety of books and making reading an everyday part of life. They run from February to December during school terms. For venues, dates and times please refer to our brochure or the News and Events section. 

Download the storytime 2020 brochure (PDF, 728.91KB)

Baby Rhyme Time

  • 0 to 18 months
  • Sessions are 15 to 20 minutes.

Toddler Storytime

  • 18 months to 3 years
  • Sessions are 25 to 30 minutes.

Preschool Storytime

  • 3 to 5 years
  • Sessions are 40 to 45 minutes.

Story Box Library online

For a fun storytime any time, visit the Story Box website.

Holiday programs

During school holidays, our libraries have a variety of activities and events to educate and entertain. 

Bookings open three weeks prior to commencement. Full program and booking details available in the what's on booklet or website calendar of events.

What's On Summer 2020 (PDF, 3.86MB)

Search for books to read next

View the online catalogue to find books in the following categories:

  • Adventure: stories with lots of action.
  • Animals: stories about our animal friends.
  • Crime: puzzle solving stories.
  • Fantasy: stories like Harry Potter.
  • Humour: who doesn't love a good laugh?
  • Scary: to send a shiver up your spine.
  • Sport: stories about people who love sport.

Homework help

Websites for fun and information