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Kids Programs

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Rhyme Time

A session for babies 0-2 years old to introduce the wonderful world of language through songs and rhymes.

Held at the Library every Thursday and Friday morning at 11.00 – 11.30am.

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Story Time

Join us for a lively story reading, songs & rhymes. After the session, a take-home craft pack will be offered to participants to complete at home. These activities are related to the Story Time theme and encourage development of fine motor skills.

Suitable for pre-school aged children.

Held at the library every Thursday and Friday morning at 10.00 – 10.30am.

Better Beginnings Program

Better Beginnings is a Western Australian family literacy program that connects families with books through free reading packs. Our goal is to inspire a love of literacy and learning for all W.A. children by encouraging families to read, talk, sing, write and play with their child every day.

The program has been developed by The State Library of Western Australia and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia, Royalties for Regions, Rio Tinto and Western Australian Local Governments.

The program delivers free reading packs to young children and consists of three stages:

Yellow Bag

Yellow Better Beginnings Reading Pack

For ages 0-2 and are delivered through child health nurses and available from the Library.

Yellow Bag

Orange 'Sing to Me' Better Beginnings Reading Pack

For ages 2-3 years are delivered through child health nurses and available from the Library.

Green Bag

Green Better Beginnings Kindy Reading Pack

For ages 3-4 years and delivered through local schools.

These packs contain a quality Australian picture book and information and resources for parents and carers. 

If your child has not yet received their yellow or orange reading pack, please visit or contact the Library.

Better Beginnings Yellow and Green Discovery Backpacks

discovery backpacks

Discovery Backpacks are a resource available for families to support the development of early literacy skills. Each backpack contains a number of resources including books, complimentary early learning activities and a booklet with suggestions on how to get the most out of the resources in the backpack.

The backpack contents have been carefully selected to encourage parents and caregivers to Read, Talk, Sing, Write and Play with their child every day. Green Discovery Backpacks are designed for children aged four to five years. Yellow Discovery Backpacks are designed for children aged two to three years.

The backpacks are located in the Junior area.

School Holiday Activities

Holiday Fun

Please see our events calendar for what is on at the library for the School Holidays.

Our Partners

WA Library Museum of Geraldton