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Activities for ages 0-12
Kid's Activities


Wollongong City Libraries run a variety of programs to introduce your child to the world of literature and reading. These programs cater for babies to school aged children. 

We stock a variety of items including books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. If you need locating particular items our staff are more than happy to assist you.

We provide a welcoming environment for families by providing attractive children's areas that are equipped with child size furniture, puzzles and board games. Children from as young as one day old can join our library service.

Please note that many of the kids programs are only run within school terms, see the programs description for more details.



For Babies


Born to Read

A literacy program designed for you and your 0 to 12 month old baby. Both you and your baby will be exposed to language, books, and play activities.

In order to allow for the most positive interaction between you and your child, it is best to have one adult per child. Exceptions are made for twins and triplets. No older siblings please. It runs during school terms, depending on the location, the program vary in length from drop in sessions, to 6-9 week programs. Call your preferred branch for more information.

​Day ​Location
 Monday and Friday  Warrawong Library
 Tuesday  Corrimal Library
​ Thursday ​ Dapto Library
 Thursday  Thirroul Library*

*Thirroul Library's Born to Read is now a drop in session, starting February 8, 10am.

For Toddlers

Wriggle and Jiggle

This program provides 30 minutes of fun with rhymes, songs, stories, and movement and is designed especially for children aged from 0 to 2 years. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities. It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

Day ​Time ​Location
Tuesday 10am Thirroul Library
Wednesday 10.30am Dapto Library
Wednesday 11am Corrimal Library
Wednesday 10am Wollongong Library
Wednesday 10.30am Warrawong Library


This program provides 30 minutes of fun and stories, songs, finger plays and movement rhymes and is designed especially for children aged  from 2 to 3 years. Adults are encouraged to participate in the activities. It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

​Day ​Time ​Location
Monday                     11am Corrimal Library
Tuesday 10.30am Dapto Library
Wednesday 10.30am Warrawong Library
Thursday ​10am ​Thirroul Library
Thursday 10am Wollongong Library

Visit our Events Calendar for dates and times for upcoming sessions.

For Preschool Age Children



This program includes stories, sing-a-longs, finger rhymes and craft activities, and are lots of fun for you and your preschool aged children (3-5 years). It runs during every school term. No bookings required.

​Day ​Time ​Location
​Tuesday ​11am ​Wollongong Library
​Tuesday ​11am ​Warrawong Library
Second Wednesday of the month 10.30am Unanderra Library
​Second & fourth Wednesdays of the month ​10.30am ​Helensburgh Library
Thursday 11am Corrimal Library
Friday 10.30am Thirroul Library
Friday 10.30am Dapto Library

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime is just like regular storytime at the library only held in a secure, sensory aware environment. Fidget toys and a tepee will be provided for the benefit of the children attending. This program will run during the school term and is designed for children who identify as being on the autism spectrum or who have other special needs who will be starting kindergarten in 2019 and their carers.

For more information please contact Wollongong Library on (02) 4227 7414 or book online via Eventbrite

Day ​Time ​Location
​Tuesday ​10am ​Wollongong Library

Storytimes in the Plaza

Come and entertain your little one’s imagination as Librarians from Warrawong Library and Paint the Gong REaD volunteers present fun and interactive free Storytime sessions at Warrawong Plaza. Find them in the Pirate Cove playworld near the Food Court on Level 1.
Day ​Time ​Location
​Second Thursday of the month ​10.30am ​Warrawong Plaza


Visit our Events Calendar for dates and times for upcoming sessions.

After School Programs


STEAM Punks Club (5+ years)

STEAM Punks Club ages 5-7

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math - we meet to build, make, play, experiment and game. Parent/ carer participation encouraged. No bookings required.


​Day ​Time ​Location
​Third Monday of the Month 3.30pm ​Thirroul Library
First Tuesday of the Month ​3.30pm ​Helensburgh
Thursday (Monthly) 4-5pm  Wollongong Library

Kidz Connect (5-12 years)

Do you like... creating stuff? making friends? playing games?. Then this is the club for you. No bookings required.

​Day ​Time ​Location
Monday ​4pm ​Dapto Library
​Wednesday 3​.30pm​​​ ​Warrawong Library
​Wednesday ​3.30pm
​Thirroul Library

R.A.G.E [Reading Arts Gaming Entertainment] (8-12 years)

An informal get together to share books, games, music, movies, magazines, audio books, apps, craft and food! You will need to bring your imagination and a willingness to participate. It runs during every school term at Wollongong & Thirroul.  

​Day ​Time ​Location
​Thursday (fortnightly) ​3.30-4.30pm ​Thirroul Library
​Thursday (fortnightly) ​4-5pm ​Wollongong Library


Check the calendar for exact dates 

Code the Gong (8-12 years)

Code the Gong is a CoderDojo that runs during the NSW school term at Wollongong Library. Learn about anything computer related.

Build a website? Cool! Design a game? Exciting! Create a wicked robot? Yes!

Bookings essential. Parent/ carer attendance encouraged. Enrolment is for the term. Failure to attend sessions without providing notice will result in places being forfeited. For more information please contact Wollongong Library on (02) 4227 7414 or book online via Eventbrite


Day ​Time ​Location
​First and third Monday of the month ​4-5pm ​Wollongong Library


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