Libraries

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 storytime 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.

Baby rhyme time

Baby Rhyme Time

Find library session times for you and your 0 – 2 year old.

 
Book Box

Book Box

Book Box is an early years lending library and play-based learning space.

 
Story time

Storytime

Find library session times for you and your 3 - 5 year old.

 
Toddler time

Toddler Time

Find library session times for you and your 2 - 4 year old.

 
Story time tips

Storytime tips

Tips and tricks for storytime with your child.

 
Reading with your baby tips

Reading with your baby tips

Tips and tricks for using books with your baby.

 

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0-5 Language to Literacy Forum

Give your little ones a head start! Gold Coast Libraries presents a free event for parents and educators that encourages language development in the early years. Spend a morning with leading early years experts, discover the benefits of shared reading with your child, and pick up some great tips to try. We'll show you how reading, talking about stories and even making up your own stories, has huge benefits for children's development.

Thursday 5 September, 8.30am to noon at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre. Bookings are essential as this is a free event and spaces are limited. Book online or phone 07 5581 1625.