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.

Books for new babies

Babies' eyes are still developing up to night months of age, so it's easier for them to see black and white, high-contrast images. Gold Coast Libraries has a large collection of black and white books, perfect for babies 0-9 months.

How to find black and white books in the library catalogue:

1. Log in to the library catalogue by clicking on the 'Log in' link.
2. Type 'black and white board books' in the search bar and press enter.