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Children Programs and Events

Our libraries have a variety of literacy programs for preschool children of all ages that run during school term only. Find your preferred program and location below. Bookings are not required.

Please note at all children under 12 years of age must be supervised during these events.

Pre-school Age Programs
  • Babytime is a special program of songs, rhymes and simple stories for infants aged from 0 to 24 months. It provides a fun session of songs, rhymes and a chance to read with your baby.   




    Erina LibraryWednesday9.30am
    Gosford LibraryWednesday9.45am
    Kariong LibraryTuesday9.45am
    Kincumber LibraryThursday9.45am
    Lake Haven LibraryTuesday10.00am
    Toukley LibraryWednesday9.30am
    Tuggerah LibraryThursday10.00am
  • Toddlertime aims to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills for children aged 2-3 years as well as help parents better engage with their children through songs, stories and activities.




    Erina LibraryThursday9.30am
    Gosford LibraryTuesday9.45am
    Kariong LibraryThursday 10.00am
    Kincumber LibraryWednesday9.45am
    Lake Haven LibraryWednesday10.00am
    Tuggerah LibraryFriday10.00am
  • Storytime encourages a love of reading and creativity for preschool children aged 3-5 years using stories, songs and a fun craft activity.




    Bateau Bay LibraryWednesday11:00am
    Erina LibraryTuesday10.30am
    Gosford LibraryWednesday10:45am
    Kariong LibraryTuesday10.45am
    Kincumber LibraryWednesday & Thursday10:30am
    Lake Haven LibraryWednesday11:00am
    Toukley LibraryTuesday11:00am
    Tuggerah LibraryThursday11:00am
    Umina LibraryTuesday10.45am
    Woy Woy LibraryWednesday10:45am
  • Story Box Library

    Storytime? Anytime!

    Enjoy your Favourite stories read by a diverse range of storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures.
    Login by selecting Central Coast Library Service and entering your library card number. Not a member? Join online for instant access Story Box Library.

    Online Fun

    Visit our eLibrary to access online fun for children including - Parker Platypus stories, MIT Scratch Coding, as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks for children.

    Children @ your library Facebook Group

    Join our private Children @ your library Facebook group and stay up-to-date with the latest events and information. Agree to our group rules to access this popular group focussing on children’s resources, events and activities.


    To find out what’s coming up on the library calendar visit our What’s On page.

  • Toddler Craft Club

    Toddler Craft Club is an opportunity for toddlers and their parents to enjoy some simple, fun craft activities at the library. Have fun whilst helping to develop your child’s imagination, creativity and fine motor skills. Bring a smock or old clothes as we will get messy! No bookings required.

    Tuggerah Library
    Last Tuesday of each month, 11-11.30am
    Enquiries: 4350 1560

  • LEGO Club

    Let your imagination go wild with Lego in the library! Our collection of LEGO will be available for you to build anything you like or work on a theme as a group. Build solo or with friends.
    Lego is great for developing hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, expressive language and problem solving skills. 
    For primary school aged children. Contact your preferred branch for details.

    Erina Library
    Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 3.30-4.40pm
    Bookings and Enquiries: 4304 7650

    Gosford Library
    Meets each Friday afternoon, 3.15-4.15pm
    Enquiries: 4304 7500

    Kincumber Library
    Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 3.15-4.15pm
    Bookings and Enquiries: 4304 7641

    Lake Haven Library
    Meets each Tuesday during school term, 3.15-4.15pm
    Bookings and Enquiries: 4350 1570

    DUPLO Club

    Playing with Duplo is not only fun - it's a chance for your little one to practice problem solving, fine motor skills and develop their descriptive vocabulary. We will supply the Duplo for your child to explore their creativity. For preschool aged children.

    Gosford Library
    Meets each Tuesday, 10.15am
    Enquiries: 4304 7500

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