Library Activities

Activities for children include Baby Bounce & Rhyme sessions, Storytelling for Pre-schoolers, and school holiday programs.

childrens university libraryChildren's University

Children's University Australia offers educational experiences for children aged 7-14 and volunteering opportunities for 15-18 year olds.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Libraries are approved Learning Destinations for Children's University with a range of approved activities for participants in Children's University to access.

When you visit one of our three libraries for an approved learning activity bring your Passport to Learning with you and get a stamp for the time you spent learning with us.

For more information about the program, visit: Children's University

Baby Bounce and RhymeBaby activity

Free activity. No bookings required.

Held at Payneham and St Peters Libraries.

A fun and interactive session aimed at introducing babies and young children to libraries, action songs, nursery rhymes and rhythm. Suitable for parents, grandparents and people caring for children aged 0-2 years. Siblings are most welcome to attend.

For dates and further details, visit: Upcoming Events

Storytime and Craft Sessions Storytime logo

Free activity. No bookings required.

Held at Payneham and St Peters Libraries.

A special time for toddlers and parents to participate and share in stories, crafts activities, fun and laughter. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years of age.

For dates and further details, visit: Upcoming Events

Little Big Book Club logoThe Little Big Book Club

Reading aloud to your child from the time he or she is a baby is the single most important activity you can do to help your child develop the skills they will need to learn to read and write. You'll find books, activities and competitions on The Little Big Book Club website, so take a look!

Visit: The Little Big Book Club

Children sportSchool Holiday Programs

An interactive program to encourage children to explore, create and become inspired. This is offered to families across the three library sites during the School Holidays. The program is available four weeks prior to end of term.

The programs are popular so parents are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Most programs are provided free of charge, but if there are any costs involved (usually to cover materials) these are kept to a minimum.

For more information, visit our events calendar

Premier’s Reading ChallengePremier's Reading Challenge logo

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier of South Australia in 2004 with the aim of encouraging students to read more books, enjoy reading and improve their literacy levels.

The Challenge requires student to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.

Visit: The Premiers Reading Challenge

Children's Book WeekCBCA full logo

Each year across Australia, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Children’s Book Week.

During this time you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays. 

For more information, visit: CBCA - Book Week

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For more activities and events, Visit: Upcoming Events