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Children Programs and Events

Central Coast libraries have a variety of literacy programs for children and youth of all ages. 

Our early literacy preschool programs run during school term only. Find your preferred program and location below. 
Bookings are not required, although places are limited to the available space in each location. 

We have a variety of programs for school age children which run after school, during school terms and in the school holidays. For home school children some programs are held during school hours. 
Bookings may be required and spaces for each program or event are limited to the available space in each location.

Please note: 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.   

    Library

    Day

    Time

    Erina LibraryWednesday9.30am
    Gosford LibraryWednesday10.00am
    Kariong LibraryTuesday9.45am
    Kincumber LibraryThursday9.45am
    Lake Haven LibraryTuesday10.00am
    Toukley LibraryWednesday9.30am
    Tuggerah LibraryThursday 
    Friday 
    10.00am
    10.15am
  • 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.

    Library

    Day

    Time

    Erina LibraryThursday9.30am
    Gosford LibraryTuesday10.00am
    Kariong LibraryThursday 10.00am
    Kincumber LibraryWednesday9.45am
    Lake Haven LibraryWednesday10.00am
    Tuggerah LibraryFriday9.30am and 11am
    Bookings essential

    Bookings essential for Tuggerah Library Toddlertime. 
    Bookings open at 9am the Monday prior to the session. Reserve your place

  • Storytime encourages a love of reading and creativity for preschool children aged 3-5 years using stories, songs and a fun craft activity.

    Library

    Day

    Time

    Bateau Bay LibraryWednesday11.00am
    Erina LibraryTuesday10.30am
    Saturday11.00am
    Gosford LibraryThursday10.30am
    Kariong LibraryTuesday10.45am
    Kincumber LibraryWednesday & Thursday10.30am
    Lake Haven LibraryWednesday and first Friday of the month11.00am
    Toukley LibraryTuesday11.00am
    Tuggerah LibraryThursday11.00am
    Umina LibraryTuesday10.30am
    Woy Woy LibraryWednesday10.45am
    Sensitive Storytime
    Last Wednesday of each month
    Bookings required.
    Enquiries: 4304 7555
    9.30am
  • Did you know that if you read a book a day with your child from an early age, you will have read 1000 books by the time they are ready for school?

    Help prepare your child for a lifetime of learning with our innovative Book a Day program, designed to encourage a love of reading and develop literacy skills by providing regular rewards for milestones achieved by you and your child.

    Give your child the head start to learning they deserve and register them for the Book a Day program through your local library branch today!

  • 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 and Youth @ your library Facebook Group

    Join our private Children and Youth @ 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.

    Events

    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
    Fortnightly on Wednesday, 11-11.30am
    Enquiries: 4350 1560

  • 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, 10.30am
    Enquiries: 4304 7500

Programs and activities for school age children
  • LEGO Club

    Let your imagination go wild with Lego in the library! Lego is great for developing hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, expressive language and problem solving skills. 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.

    For primary school aged children. Contact your preferred branch for details.

    Bateau Bay Library
    Meets each Friday during school term, 3.15-4.15pm
    Bookings and Enquiries: 4350 1580

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

    Gosford Library
    Meets each Friday during school term, 3.15-4.15pm
    Lego Club for Home Schoolers meets each Friday during school term, 10-11am
    Enquiries: 4304 7500

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

    Tuggerah Library
    Meets fortnightly on Thursday during school term, 3.30-4.30pm
    Bookings and Enquiries: 4350 1560

    Umina Beach Library
    Lego Club for Home Schoolers meets each Wednesday during school term, 11.30am-12.30pm
    Enquiries: 4304 7333

    Woy Woy Library
    Meets on the first Monday of each month during school term, 3.30-4.45pm
    Enquiries: 4304 7555

     

    Tuesday Chooseday

    Lake Haven Library
    Visit the library on Tuesday afternoons and enjoy a different activity each week. Bookings essential.
    Enquiries: 4350 1570.

  • Meet up with other Home School families at the libraries whilst exploring different activities with your child.

    Lego Club

    Gosford Library
    Lego Club for Home Schoolers meets each Friday during school term, 10-11am
    Enquiries: 4304 7500

    Umina Beach Library
    Lego Club for Home Schoolers meets each Wednesday during school term, 11.30am-12.30pm
    Enquiries: 4304 7333

    Home School Connect

    Umina Beach Library
    Children can explore their creativity at our Home School Craft Group which meets each Friday, 1-3pm. 
    Enquiries: 4304 7333

  • Each school holidays the library offers a variety of activities to keep children and youth of all ages busy.

    The school holiday program will be available here prior to the commencement of holidays. 

    Browse other events for children and youth at libraries.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

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