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 Special Events for Children

In line with the direction provided by the Federal Government, the City has cancelled all regular library programs, events, workshops and activities held in the library building at this time.  

You will find online workshops, programs and activities for all ages being added to our Special Events for Adults and Special Events for Children pages during this period. 

We recommend you keep up-to-date with the City’s response to COVID-19 via this webpage and social media and the City's COVID19 #Beconnected Portal. ​

Programs may have paused, but we're working on bringing you all kinds of exciting programs online! Check out the latest in a series of online Storytimes and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more exciting content coming soon.



​Stacks of Fun with Beanstack

For children from birth to 5 years. 

Having trouble finding or choosing home activities for your little one? The Library team has curated a collection of literacy-based activities for you to use at home - we have even supplied some famous presenters!

Sign up for the Beanstack program Stacks of Fun for a ready-made series of online storytimes, home activities, craft and games to spark curiosity and a love of literature. We have done all the work for you – all you’ll need to do is play!

As an added bonus, each activity completed gives you a chance to win a $25 book voucher from QBE Books.

​Hop To It - Leap into Reading and Activities @ Home
For children from 5 to 10 years. 

Are you looking for a way to encourage your children to read at home? Your library has an online reader reward program which turns books read into online badges earned. For every ten books read children will collect an online badge. They can also earn badges for completing online activities including downloadable coloring pages and online jigsaw puzzles. 

Each badge earns a ticket into a prize draw to win a $50 QBE book voucher. The lucky winner will be notified in June.

Sign up for the Beanstack program and get your child started on their reading adventure!

Young Reinventor of the Year Children's Webinar

Thursday, 4 June 2020
4:30pm to 5pm
For children aged 6 to 13 years.

Switch Your Thinking is offering the chance to get creative about food waste before you eat dinner! Young people will put their creativity to the test in this online workshop and demonstration that challenges the idea of food waste. You'll also learn how to enter the Young Re-inventor of the Year competition and go in the running to share $2000 of prizes.

Get a ticket to attend here.​

​​​Triple 8 Kids Club - Celebrate WA Day

For children 8 to 12 years. 

Celebrate WA Day by exploring and discovering our great state from your home!

Download the Triple 8 Celebrate WA Activity Sheet for a virtual tour of the Perth Zoo, get creative with nature and compose an acrostic poem.

We would love to see the nature artwork you create! Email your photos or video to to share them with us. ​

Curious Kids Online

​For children 4 to 7 years. 

Curious Kids is coming to your house! Join Miss Leonie as she experiments with all kinds of cool science concepts using everyday objects

You can also watch last month's Balancing Butterfly video here. ​Then try it yourself at home by downloading the Balancing Butterfly template here.​

We would love to see your experiments! Email your photos or video to to share them with us. 

Lego Club Online: Game On!

For children 5 to 12 years.  

When you can't come to Lego Club -  Lego Club will come to you! Can you build a Lego fidget spinner or target game? Find instructions, links to tutorials and six new Lego challenges from your library team. You can download the challenges here.

We would love to see your creations! Email your photos or video to to share them with us. 

Even More Science at Home

For children of all ages. 

Your Library team has curated a collection of our favourite science websites full of exciting experiments to try at home. Happy experimenting! ​

Podcasts, experiments and the always exciting 'Explosion of the Week' are available on the Scitech website. ​

Fizzics Education has a great collection of experiments, podcasts and trivia for young scientists. 

You can find easy to follow videos, 'sick science' and step by step instructions at Steve Spangler Science.