Libraries

Parents and littlies

 Parents and littlies

Did you know that reading, playing and talking to your child every day from birth helps your child’s brain develop? City Libraries has a huge range of early literacy resources available and our librarians are only too happy to assist you to select the right books and story time sessions for your child's age.

Reading with your child at home can be a relaxing and enjoyable routine, so drop into your local library to explore and choose some books to enjoy at home or join in the Baby rhyme time, Storytime and Toddler time. You can also visit Book Box, which is an early years lending library and play-based learning space perfect for a visit with your little one.

All sessions run across our libraries are listed in our online events calendar.

Share, talk and read this summer

Children aged 0 - 5 years and their grown ups are invited to join us at our park sessions this summer to enjoy some shared reading time and chat with library staff about tips and tricks for developing language and a love for books in the early years. Come along for some relaxed together time with your little one at one of the locations below. All sessions are from 9.30am to 11am.

Broadwater Parklands (Marine Parade, Southport): 6 December, 20 December and 9 January
Laguna Park (Laguna Avenue, Palm Beach): 12 December, 19 December, 16 January and 23 January
Roughton Park (28 Musgrave Street, Kirra): 18 December, 22 January

Share, talk and read is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland. For more information visit First 5 Forever.