Children's activities and services
Live storytime sessions are back during school term (subject to current health orders). Check our What's On page for session times and online booking details (numbers are strictly limited and bookings are essential).
See our Kids Library page for current activities and lots of fun resources and things to do at home.
Storytime is a great way to introduce young children to the joy of books, language and rhyme through stories, songs, fingerplay and craft. Storytime sessions are free and are generally held during school term. There is no need to book - just turn up and join in the fun!
There are different storytime sessions for specific age groups and venues. Please see below for session times and more information.
Kiama Baby Storytime - for babies aged 0-12 months
Kiama Toddler Tales - for children aged 1-3 years
Kiama Preschool Storytime - suitable for 3-5 year-olds
Gerringong Library Storytime - suitable for preschoolers and toddlers
RoboClub is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.
RoboClub is an after-school coding and robotics club provided by RoboLink Education in partnership with Kiama Library, open to primary school kids aged 8-12.
RoboClub teaches kids coding and programming skills while working with a wide range of robots, including: EV3 Mindstorms, WeDo LEGO Robotics, Sphero, Dash & Dot, Ozobot, LEGO Boost, Mangobot, Raspberry Pi, Finch, Ino-Bot, Drones and much more! Virtual Reality experiences and 3D design and printing tasks linked to some of the students’ coding and robotics work may also form part of the RoboClubs.
Sessions are run by fully qualified RoboLink Gurus (with Working With Children Clearance), supported by a team of Junior Guru mentors (high school students with expertise in Robotics) and Kiama Library staff.
Differentiated lessons are given within the group based on each child's needs and abilities. Students work at their own pace and pursue knowledge and skills sequentially as they are ready to progress. Each child maintains an online student portfolio, enabling them to share their exciting achievements at home after RoboClub.
All equipment is provided by RoboLink for use during club sessions.
Check our What's on page for upcoming sessions, cost and booking details.
School holiday activities
Whether it’s LEGO-building, craft workshops, robotics or live insect demonstrations you’re interested in, there is something for everyone at the library in the school holidays. Check our What's on page for more details and to book your spot online.
Parents of newborn babies are presented with one of our baby kits on their first visit to the Early Childhood Centre at Kiama Hospital. The kit comes in a calico library bag and contains a board book, reading tips and general library information.
Make sure you collect your kit when you attend the Early Childhood Centre with your new baby.
Home library service to new parents
Our home library service is available for new parents.
If you have just welcomed the arrival of a new baby and are finding it hard to get to the library, you can join the home library service for up to six months. By joining you can access library resources and have them delivered to you.
Home Library is a free service that delivers and picks up library resources to your home on Wednesdays.
Download application form or contact us to find out more.