Children's and Parents' Services

Children's and Parents' Services

Our range of services for kids and the family are pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves, and we even have a librarian who specialises in young peoples’ services.

Junior Library

Our exciting Caterpillar Corner will delight your littlies with its “Junior Kindy” reads. As your munchkin progresses, they can head to the “Beginner Reader Collection” and then onto the big smoke – “Junior Fiction.”

Why not give our friendly library team a book review of your favourite read? That way, other kids can see the coolest books in town. (Search for your favourite books on the Library Catalogue!)

Children's Library Materials

Check out our exciting selection especially for youngsters:

  • Books (Board books / Junior kindy picture books / Beginner readers / Junior fiction chapter and story books / Junior graphic novels and comics / Junior non fiction books)
  • DVDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Puzzles – come in to play or take some home
  • Parent's collection – covers topics just for Mum and Dad, like first sleep over, first day at school and toilet training. Simply search in the catalogue, or ask in the library for directions
  • Bilingual collection - books in English and other languages like Chinese, French, Vietnamese and more.

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings family literacy program

Got a tiny tot under three? Be sure to check out our Better Beginnings family literacy program, which includes a FREE reading pack (because lets face it, free stuff is ALWAYS good).

Each fancy yellow pack includes:

  • Board book for your baby from the City of Vincent
  • Nursery rhyme poster
  • 'Read to Me' brochure
  • 'It's Rhyme Time' booklet with DVD

 So pop into the City of Vincent Library or your local Child Health Centre and grab your free pack today.

 Want more info on Better Beginnings? Right here!

Fun for Kids

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with bub and get them on the path to Einstein cleverness with our ever-popular Rhyme Time sessions. Packed with fun songs and nursery rhymes that meet the standards of the scientifically-based Better Beginnings Program, your little darling will get a head start in literacy and vocab.

For kiddy-winks under 18 months.

Monday and Thursday mornings: 10.00am to 10.30am.  


Your older tot will love to listen to an exciting tale followed by a simple activity. Toddlers, time for a happy dance!

Monday and Thursday mornings: 10.45am to 11.30am.  

LEGO Club for Kids

Every Tuesday after school we run a LEGO Club for Kids from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. No bookings are required, however guardians MUST stay with children for the duration. Suitable for children aged 5+.

P.S. We're still looking for more LEGO if you have any lying around the house that you would like to donate

School holiday boredom-busters

Every school holiday we put on free events that are not just fun, but educational. Yes, it’s free, and yes, anyone can come. However, you must book to secure a place as the program fills up fast.

Activities usually run 10am - 11am on Tuesday mornings during school holidays, and you can check out the up-coming activities over at Events. Alternatively, subscribe to The Vine Newsletter for the latest library news.

Call the Library on 9273 6090 or email for more information.

Need to find a good read for a 5 - 8 year old?

Our dedicated children's librarian has created a handy Junior Fiction pamphlet full of excellent reads for 5 - 8 year olds. View online or grab a copy from the library!

You can check out all the must-read children's books of 2018 from the Children's Book Council of Australia in our specially created pamphlet here. 

Teen Time

It’s not just the ankle-biters we cater for. We have a whole section dedicated to teens and young adults, so head over to our Young Adult Services page.

Junior Library Online Resources

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings helps support parents in reading to their kids. Why? So young ‘uns build the skills they need to read well and keep up at school, that’s why.

Britannica Library

Britannica Library

For resources that speak to a range of ages and learning stages, look no further than Britannica Library. Not only does “Britannica” sound cool to say, you can search according to age and learning stage – bonus!

Children's Book Council of Australia 2017 Book of the Year Awards

Children's Book Council of Australia

Winners announced 18 August 2017. Visit the website for the shortlist of this year's nominated books.

eSafety Information from the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

There are some real creepsters out there in cyberspace. Seriously, read up on the risks you need to be aware of when you’re online – it is so important. Learn about eSafety issues and how to protect yourself and your personal info.

The Little Big Book Club

The Little Big Book Club

The Little Big Book Club encourages parents, carers and early childhood professionals to read to kids from the day dot, to help begin the lifelong love affair of books.

Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network

If you’re a parent, you’re most likely to have stumbled across this iconic website at 2am while Googling any number of baby-related issues. The comprehensive, practical, expert information covers health, parenting and activities for babes and kids aged 0-15.

Library Catalogue

Library Catalogue

Hit up our online catalogue for all your library resources. Here you can also reserve and renew online – too easy.

Junior eLibrary Digital Resources

If we don’t already offer enough for kids, hold up - there’s more! Our digital collections have been created especially for tomorrow’s generation, helping them interact with books and words to enhance their learning.

OverDrive eReading Room

OverDrive eReading Room

An exciting e-space to explore, kids can browse eBooks, audiobooks, music and video at the OverDrive eReading Room. Need help? Never fear! OverDrive info is here.

Story Box Library

Story Box Library

Who knew there was such a thing as an online reading room? Well, we did, and we’re going to share it with you. Story Box Library is a visually beautiful site where kids can explore the magical world of children’s literature. Here, kids are connected with literature that’s complemented by film, offering them a vibrant, interactive experience as told by some recognisable storytellers.

Log in with your City of Vincent library card number here.