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Children’s Programs

We are excited to launch our new range of children’s programs that tailors the content and activities to suit the different ages and stages of your child.

The new schedule starts in February kicking off with a Family Story Time on Saturday 2 February at Darwin City Library and now at Casuarina Library each Saturday. We are introducing a ticketing system which will allow us to keep audience sizes at an optimum level to provide a better program to you and your family. 

New programs and age ranges

*These programs are ticketed. Find out how the ticketing will work.

Weekly Schedule

 

Casuarina Library

Darwin City Library

Karama Library

Nightcliff Library

Monday 10am
Preschool Story Time
for ages 3-5 years
School Term only
11am
Baby Book Time
for ages 3-12 months
All year
   
Tuesday     10am
Rhyme Time
for ages 3-24 months
All year
10am
Preschool Story Time
for ages 3-5 years
School Term only
Wednesday 1pm
Baby Book Time
​for ages 3-12 months
All year
10am
Toddler Time
for ages 1-3 years
School Term only
   
Thursday     10am
Toddler Time
for ages 1-3 years
School Term only
10am
Rhyme Time
for ages 3-24 months
All year
Friday No program.      
Saturday 10am
Family Story Time
for all ages
All year
10am
Family Story Time
​for all ages
All year
   
Sunday No program.

Baby Book Time

For babies ages 3 to 12 months and their grownups. These sessions are suitable for the age ranges specified. If you have older children also, please consider one of our other programs for your family.

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. Baby Book Time will reacquaint parents with nursery rhymes and early childhood songs as well as showcase great books for babies.
This is a ticketed program*. Find out how the ticketing will work.

11am Monday - Darwin City Library
1pm Wednesday - Casuarina Library

The Baby Book Time program will run all year.

Rhyme Time

For ages 3 to 24 months and their grownups. These sessions are suitable for the age ranges specified. If you have older children also, please consider one of our other programs for your family.

Clap and move to our Rhyme Time sessions. We’ll explore rhymes, songs and finger play. Interact with your baby to nurture the pre-literacy, language and social skills.
This is a ticketed program*. Find out how the ticketing will work.

10am Tuesday - Karama Library
10am Thursday - Nightcliff Library

The Rhyme Time program will run all year.

Toddler Time

For ages 1 to 3 years and their grownups. These sessions are suitable for the age ranges specified. If you have older children also, please consider one of our other programs for your family.

Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action packed Toddler Time program. Sessions include simple songs, short stories and movement activities.
This is a ticketed program*. Find out how the ticketing will work.

10am Wednesday - Darwin City Library
10am Thursday - Karama Library

The Todler Time program will run during school terms only.

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3 to 5 years and their grownups. Younger siblings are welcome, but may need more assistance from their grownups to engage with the stories and activities aimed at older children.

Build early literacy skills in children with a wide selection of picture books and stories in our fun, interactive storytelling sessions. Story Times help to develop listening, reading and comprehension skills in readiness for school.
This is a ticketed program*. Find out how the ticketing will work.

10am Monday - Casuarina Library
10am Tuesday - Nightcliff Library

The Preschool Story Time program will run during school terms only.

Family Story Time

Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading, books and using the library with your family.
All ages are welcome to attend. No tickets are needed for this event.

10am Saturday - Casuarina Library
10am Saturday - Darwin City Library

The Family Story Time program will run all year.

*Ticketing

Numbers are limited for these events to allow us to better deliver our early childhood programs. Tickets will be available at the Library Customer Service area 30 minutes prior to the event starting. One ticket per family. The carer must be present to receive the ticket. Late arrivals may not be admitted to the session.

Last modified 
16 Jul 2019

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