Kids Online Hub

Welcome to the Kids Online Hub where you can access the library's regular junior programs and the latest library news for kids! Be sure to check back regularly for new content or to revisit your favourites.

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 Early years programming

Wriggle and Read small

All our in branch programming are on hiatus until further notice. Meanwhile, please check our YouTube channel for new videos with our children's librarians. 

For infants and young children up to five years old.

Don’t worry though, we’ve got lots of ideas to keep you entertained:

 

Baby Bounce

Sowing the seeds of literacy.

A music, movement and simple storybased session for carers and their prewalking babies. Especially designed to empower carers with fun techniques for supporting baby’s development.

Baby Bounce is designed for children aged 0-12 months and runs for approximately 30 minutes.

 

Wriggle and Rhyme

Active literacy for toddlers.

Wriggle and Rhyme is a brand-new active program designed especially for energetic toddlers and their carers. With a focus on movement, body percussion and vocabulary building, these 15-minute sessions will be incorporate music, songs, stories and rhymes

Wriggle and Rhyme is for children aged 1-3 years and runs for approximately 15 minutes.

 

Storytime

Learn the love of books.

Storytime encourages imagination, socialisation and a life-long love of books and libraries, while preparing preschool-aged children and their carers for the routines of kinder and school.

Storytime is for children aged 1-5 years and runs for approximately 30 minutes.

 

Grow your reader

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In 2020, Hobsons Bay Libraries launched Grow Your Reader, an early literacy initiative to assist families to build a love of books and reading for their children from birth to 3 years. Sharing stories, conversation and songs with young children from birth is proven to set them up for future success – it’s also fun and creates strong, healthy bonds. This project will have numerous avenues to help support the early literacy development of the Hobsons Bay community.

For full information and pre-natal information sessions, visit the Grow Your Reader page.

 

Primary years programming

Creative Kids Club

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Creative Kids Club is a drop-in after-school session for primary school kids. Explore various themes and get stuck into papercraft, construction, problem-solving and more!

This term we are offering two kinds of Creative Club sessions: Classic Mode and StoryArt.

Creative Kids Club is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old.

For information on these sessions click here.

Art and About!

These creative activities will get you interacting with your neighbourhood in artistic and surprising ways. Pick one activity, or do them all and see how your friends, family and neighbors react to your art out in the world.

  • Decorate your neighbourhood
  • Leaves rock!
  • For more ideas, activities and crafts you can do at home, check out our Creative Kids playlist on the Hobsons Bay Libraries YouTube channel.

    Remember to tag us in photos of your amazing creations with #HBLCreativeKids!

     

    Ask a librarian

    Ask a librarian

    Need advice on where to find reputable study materials, or just looking for a book recommendation for your kids? Our Children’s Librarians are always happy to help! Email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.