Doesn't matter how young you are, Manly library is for you.
Using the Children's Collection
Babies - 3 to 18 months old
Manly Library Babes - When you join your baby up to Manly Library don't forget to ask for a Manly Library Babes pack.
Baby Bounce & Rhyme - Held on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am & 1 pm. Come along for a session catering especially for the 3 -18 month age group. Enjoy sharing songs, & rhymes with your baby in an interactive and stimulating environment. Parent participation & engagement essential. Be prepared Baby Bounce & Rhyme and download the songsheets.
Toddlers - 18 to 36 months old
Toddler Time - Held on Mondays at 10:30 am during school term, Toddler time is a programme designed especially for children aged 18 to 36 months. Come along and join this interactive program of singing, actions, rhymes and stories. Parent participation is essential. Practice for Toddler Time and download the songsheets.
Pre-Schoolers - 3 to 5 years old
Pre-School Storytime - Held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am during school term. Come along and enjoy stories, songs and craft at Manly Library. No bookings required.
Tumblebook Library - Designed for kids, the TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated talking picture books. The collection also includes reading comprehension quizzes and educational games.
School Aged Children
Green & Groovy - Recycled Art Sessions for boys and girls aged 8 to 12. Come along to develop your artistic skills and help the environment by transforming unwanted items into unique and useful creations. Held every 3rd wednesday of the month between 4-5pm.
- Check the Wednesday Club Programme for Green and Groovy dates to see what you need to bring with you. Free - Bookings Essential 02 9976 1747.
The Wednesday Club meets at the Library every Wednesday afternoon between 4-5pm, during school term. The Wednesday Club is designed for ages 8 to 12 and the focus is on playing games, creating art, enjoying crafts, watching movies on the big screen, holding Wii competitions, listening to music, conducting book talks and enjoying snacks. Every third Wednesday of the month the Wednesday Club participates in the Green and Groovy Recycled Art Sessions.
Premiers Reading Challenge runs every year from February to September.
Nintendo Wii and Board Games
Manly Library offers a range of popular Nintendo Wii games for you to use within the library. The Wii is available after 3pm Monday to Friday (during school terms) and all day during weekends and school holidays. Also available to play are a selection of board-games. Just ask at the front desk.
Manly Library presents a range of exiting activites every holiday for school aged children. Drop into the library during the school break to pick up your holiday program, or visit the library homepage tor monthly updates for What's On.
Summer Reading Club runs from December through to February each year, you can register at the Library and participation is simple. Read anything you LIKE! Books, magazines, Graphic Novels, Zines or listen to audio books. List everything you read on your record sheet and enter the competitions.