Library services and collections for Children & Youth

Preschool Programs




Baby Time

30 minutes
For little ones and their carers

In a friendly and relaxed environment, you and your baby can learn nursery rhymes, action songs, and finger plays to share together.

These fun sessions offer spoken communication support to children, and aid in the development of hearing awareness.

Rhymes are part of children’s pre-literacy skills and are an important pillar in their cognitive development. They aid in developing phonemic awareness, building memory and articulation, understanding of concepts, development of social routines, and listening skills.

Toddler Time

30 minutes
For toddlers and their carers  

Join us as we move, sing, wiggle, and read in this session designed for busy toddlers who are on-the-go!

Meet other caregivers and toddlers, learn action rhymes and songs that help develop your child’s pre-literacy communication, language, concentration, and social skills.

These fun and energetic sessions encourage a love of books and language, the enjoyment and value of reading together, and creativity and dexterity through play.

Story Time

30 to 60 Minutes
For preschool children who are able to sit and listen—and their carers

Story Time is suitable for children 3 years to school-age and their caregivers. These interactive sessions involve reading, singing, craft, and lots of library fun!
Aimed at early literacy and developing the base knowledge needed when reading, Story Time is a fun way to learn how to hold a book, to start from the front, to read from left to right, and print awareness—connecting the words children see and the sounds they hear. Reading can also boost a child’s vocabulary and their understanding of the world.