Kids

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Darebin Libraries have something for children of all ages in our educational and recreational programs and resources! 
Digital Library
- 2020_DigitalLibrary_KidsResources Kids can listen, read, watch and learn at home or on the go with our Digital Library. Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week! 

Visit the Kids Resources section of our Digital Library to find fun, interactive online resources to help children of all ages develop literacy skills, learn a new language or explore a range of subjects through educational games. 


Pre-School Programs
- 2020_ChildrensServices_Storytime We are passionate about supporting pre-schoolers early literacy development through our fun and educational programs and resources.

When our branches are open, we try and offer a mix of online and in-person events, including our well-loved regular events Storytime and Rhyme Time. When we are closed these events are hosted on our Facebook page or as special events on Zoom! For our live Zoom events or in-person sessions, bookings are essential
    
Darebin Libraries are proud supporters of the 1000 Books Before School initiative, click here to find out more and get started!

School Aged Children
- 2020_ChildrensServices_HolidayPrograms For school-aged children we host a range of creative and fun activities throughout the year!

Our School Holiday Program and special events program includes craft workshops, theatre, storytelling, cultural performances, author talks and more. When our branches are open, we try and offer a mix of online and in-person events, when we are closed these events are hosted online. Bookings are essential for all in-person and online events! 

Keep an eye on our What's On page and sign up for our eNewsletter to make sure you stay in the loop. 


Homework Help
- 2020_ChildrensServices_Digital Resources Darebin Libraries members have exclusive access to our online resources including Britannica Library and World Book Online, great for research! 

If your child needs help with their homework, or if they're having trouble finding what they need on the internet we can help! Come into the library and our friendly library staff can help find the book you need. Or, if the information is quite involved you can always 
Ask A Librarian.

Children's Collections
- 2020_Kids_ChildrensCollections Our libraries each have a range of children's books, graphic novels, DVDs, CDs and magazines. We have children's books available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese and Somali at all of our branches. We also have a new Spanish collection at Northcote and Preston! 

We also offer an extensive variety of parenting resources.


Branch Out
- 2020_Branch-Out_250x200 Our children’s librarians know all the best books for kids, and have put together some awesome reading recommendations to help kids BRANCH OUT! Explore new horizons with themed booklists include New Worlds, Amazing and True, Strong Girls, Graphic Adventures and more. 

Climb the Branch Out tree with your kids and line up some great reading ideas, or visit the Ask Us page to get a personalised reading list! 


Gaming Consoles
- 2020_Youth_Gaming Consoles Did you know we have PS4's free to use at all of our branches?

Just come to the customer service desk with your library card to borrow a controller! 

Games are switched between branches each term. 

Children's Services
- 2020_Kids_ChildrensServices Council provides a range of Children's Services available to help children and their families, parents, grandparents and carers, including: 
  • Child Care 
  • Children with Additional Needs 
  • Immunisations 
  • Kindergarten / Preschool 
  • Maternal and Child Health 
  • Outside School Hours Care 
  • Toy Library Plus