Kid's library at home
Looking for something fun to do at home? Read on for loads of great craft ideas, games to play, great books to read, and more ...
We've also got lots of fun activities and workshops happening at the library again for kid and teens - check our What's On page for details.
Summer Reading Club challenge
Take the '40 Days in 40 Ways' Summer Reading Club Challenge - download a Summer Reading Club challenge sheet and a Summer Reading Challenge bookmark or pick one up from the library.
Story Box Library story and activity challenge
Stay inspired this summer with over 300 diverse stories and creative activities, and challenges for all ages.
Download a challenge sheet to tick off the stories as you watch them, and see how many of the fun activity projects you can complete.
For more information visit the Story Box Library Summer Story and Activity Challenge page or log on to Story Box Library with your Kiama Library card.
Meet Ursula Dubosarsky
Ursula Dubosarsky is the very wonderful and awesome 2020 Australian Children’s Laureate, and author of some of our favourite kid’s books, including The Terrible Plop and Tim and Ed.
During her time as Children’s Laureate, Ursula has been working tirelessly to encourage children all over Australia to read widely, recklessly and deeply, for joy, for knowledge, for liberty, and for the future. You can see why we’re such big fans.
Ursula has put together some great writing activities and puzzles for kids to download and do at home during the holidays (and beyond!). Enjoy!
Little Bang Discovery On Demand
Conduct experiments at home with your young scientist through Little Bang Discovery On Demand - perfect for 3-8 year-olds.
Over four fun-filled sessions, this hands-on program will allow children and their accompanying parents to combine everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods.
Catch all four episodes on Kiama Library YouTube.
Visit our eLibrary to access thousands of e-books and e-audio books for kids anytime, anywhere through BorrowBox, RB Digital and indyreads.
Story Box Library is a great interactive library for younger kids. Access hundreds of your favourite Australian children's stories and picture books, read by our best storytellers - authors, sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians and actors.
If you're working on a school project, Britannica Library and Explora allow you to access interactive articles on any and every topic, and thousands of maps, videos, images and audioclips. For a limited time only. Britannica Image Quest is also free to use for library members, with over 3 million images to choose from to help you bring your assignment to life. Visit our eResources page to get started.
Read, talk, draw, play, explore and learn from home with this great collection of online resources we've collected from the best of the internet. Let the kids browse and find something inspirational.
CRAFT and other fun, creative activities
Explore our Craft guide for lots of fun and creative projects.
Includes links to drawing classes with legendary illustrators Dav Pilkey and Mo Willems, and a Treehouse activity book guaranteed to keep you entertained for days.
EXPLORE THE WORLD Go on a virtual excursion!
International travel might be off the cards for a while, but don’t let that stop you exploring the world. Why not visit a museums, gallery, park, zoo, or even the White House or Disney Land online?
Check out some of these online links for some great virtual excursions.
READ by yourself or with others
Great for relaxation and quiet time. READ by yourself or with others includes links to free ebooks, eaudiobooks, podcasts, storytime sessions and more. If you can find any of the books in hard copy to read along with, that is even better!
PLAY, MAKE, DO, LEARN: Educational games and activities
Looking for some games and activities with an educational twist?
Explore our Play, Make, Learn, Do page for some great online sites with activities about animals, the world, art, culture, science, space, and more!
COVID-19: Helping kids understand
We've gathered together a bunch of useful links and resources on our COVID-19 page to help kids understand the corona virus in an age-appropriate way.