What’s on cal

Apr
19
Mon
Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum | Central Gardens @ Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online.

Here is how Bush School Storytime ran when we attended. It starts at 10am with a nature craft and discovery activity.

Then there’s songs and stories and finally cuddles with Poppy the Possum at about 11am.

The Bush School Storytime is run by Cumberland Council’s Children’s Services Team. And there are now two sessions a month – 1st and 3rd Mondays from 10am to 11am at Central Gardens Nature Reserve in Merrylands.

Session 1 – First Monday of month

  • Monday 12 April 2021
  • Monday 3 May 2021
  • Monday 7 June 2021
  • Monday 5 July 2021

Session 2 – Third Monday of month

  • Monday 15 March 2021
  • Monday 19 April 2021
  • Monday 17 May 2021
  • Monday 21 June 2021

Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum will be cancelled in the event of wet weather.


Finding Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum

It’s best to park on the Paton Street side of Central Gardens Reserve in Merrylands. The Bush School is near the tennis courts, next to the large, shaded playground.

Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum

After the Bush School Storytime, we love visiting the native animals, swapping a book in the street library, checking out the waterfall and play in the two playgrounds.

Pre-School Storytime | Baulkham Hills Library @ Baulkham Hills Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Pre-School Storytime | Baulkham Hills Library @ Baulkham Hills Library | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Storytime is a fun and interactive 30 minute session for parents and children aged 2-5. It consists of stories, songs and activities which aim to encourage literacy and a love of reading in children. Storytime is a great way to bond with your child. It is also valuable preparation for starting school, as it gives children a chance to participate in a group and introduces them to books and reading.

Session Times

Pre-School Storytime | Dural Library @ Dural Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Pre-School Storytime | Dural Library @ Dural Library | Dural | New South Wales | Australia

Storytime is a fun and interactive 30 minute session for parents and children aged 2-5. It consists of stories, songs and activities which aim to encourage literacy and a love of reading in children. Storytime is a great way to bond with your child. It is also valuable preparation for starting school, as it gives children a chance to participate in a group and introduces them to books and reading.

Session Times

Story Time (2-5yrs) | Epping Library @ Epping Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time (2-5yrs) | Epping Library @ Epping Library | Epping | New South Wales | Australia

Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited.

Epping Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take place every Monday during school term. This is a a movement based session that encourages literacy through action.

  • Mondays commencing 19 April
  • Time: 10.30am – 11:00am
  • Bookings: Bookings essential. Numbers are limited – contact Epping Library 9806 5843
Toddler Time | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library @ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library @ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library | Rouse Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Toddler Time is an interactive 30 minute session for those tiny tots who are beyond Baby Bounce but not quite ready for storytime.

It consists of short stories, songs and rhymes suitable for children aged 18 months to 3 years old.

Session Times

Apr
20
Tue
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
Bib’s ‘n’ Books (0-2 years) | Wentworth Point Library @ Wentworth Point Library
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Bib’s ‘n’ Books (0-2 years) | Wentworth Point Library @ Wentworth Point Library | Wentworth Point | New South Wales | Australia

Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited.

Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will take place every Tuesday during school term.

  • When: Tuesdays, commencing 20 April
  • Time: 10.30am – 11am
  • Bookings: Booking online (Bookings will open 24 hours prior to start of the session on Eventbrite.)
Pre-School Storytime | Baulkham Hills Library @ Baulkham Hills Library
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Pre-School Storytime | Baulkham Hills Library @ Baulkham Hills Library | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Storytime is a fun and interactive 30 minute session for parents and children aged 2-5. It consists of stories, songs and activities which aim to encourage literacy and a love of reading in children. Storytime is a great way to bond with your child. It is also valuable preparation for starting school, as it gives children a chance to participate in a group and introduces them to books and reading.

Session Times

Pre-School Storytime | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill @ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Pre-School Storytime | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill @ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library | Rouse Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Storytime is a fun and interactive 30 minute session for parents and children aged 2-5. It consists of stories, songs and activities which aim to encourage literacy and a love of reading in children. Storytime is a great way to bond with your child. It is also valuable preparation for starting school, as it gives children a chance to participate in a group and introduces them to books and reading.

Session Times

Bib’s ‘n’ Books (0-2 years) | Ermington Library @ Ermington Library
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Bib’s ‘n’ Books (0-2 years) | Ermington Library @ Ermington Library | Ermington | New South Wales | Australia

Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited.

Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will take place every Tuesday during school term.

  • When: Tuesdays, commencing 20 April
  • Time: 11.00am – 11:30am
  • Bookings: Bookings essential. Numbers are limited – contact Ermington Library 9806 5869
Story Time (2-5yrs) | Constitution Hill Library @ Constitution Hill Library
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Story Time (2-5yrs) | Constitution Hill Library @ Constitution Hill Library | Constitution Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited.

Constitution Hill Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday during school term. There’ll be stories, songs, rhymes and take-home craft,

  • Tuesdays commencing 20 April
  • Wednesdays commencing 21 April
  • Time: 11am – 11:30am
  • Bookings: Bookings essential. Numbers are limited – contact Constitution Hill Library 9806 5500
Wriggly Reads at Merrylands Library @ Merrylands Library
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Wriggly Reads at Merrylands Library @ Merrylands Library | Merrylands | New South Wales | Australia

A story telling activity held fortnightly on Tuesday at Auburn Library, with books, songs and rhymes for children aged 0 to 3 years.

Event dates

  • 20 April, 4 May, 18 May, 1 June and 15 June 2021

Bookings essential

Apr
21
Wed
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (0-2yrs) | Ryde Library @ Ryde Library | Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Read and Rhyme Storytime (2+yrs) | West Ryde Library @ West Ryde Library | West Ryde | New South Wales | Australia

City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes!

  • All participants, including both parent and all children, are required to book in.
  • Bookings are made available 24 hours prior to each session.
  • Doors open at 9.15am for 9.30am start.
  • No entry after 9.40am

Session Times

RYDE LIBRARY

  • Tuesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
  • Thursday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +

WEST RYDE LIBRARY

  • Wednesday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 2 years +
  • Friday (9.30am – 10am), Ages: 0-2 years
Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde @ Anzac Park, West Ryde
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde.

Magic of storytelling

It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down to the playground at ANZAC Park. During the playgroup, there is:

  • Reading, music, sports, other stations for free play
  • Craft activities
  • Staff-led reading and rhyme time from around 11.00am

This playgroup is a collaboration of local community organisations working together including The Northern Centre (formerly Ryde Family Services), CCA, Integricare, Ryde Council and United Way. It is available to all families in the area, including families who are enrolled to receive the monthly Imagination Library book program, through United Way Australia.

Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Harris Park @ Rosella Park
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at Rosella Park in Harris Park on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.

Rosella Park
Rosella Park

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Due to covid19, there are restrictions on how many families can attend. All adults and children require a ticket each, which you can get by emailing [email protected].

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule

Play Van Playgroup NSW

Storytime at FC Social | Rydalmere @ FC Social
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Storytime at FC Social | Rydalmere @ FC Social | Rydalmere | New South Wales | Australia

The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs.

Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise & Shine Kindergarten Educator takes you through storytime, songs and rhymes. Bring a picnic blanket. There’s also the cafe, play equipment and plenty of backyard for a run around!

Runs each week on Wednesdays from 10am

Baby Bounce | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill @ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Bounce | Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Rouse Hill @ Vinegar Hill Memorial Library | Rouse Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both parent and child.

Singing and rhymes are a part of early literacy. Early literacy is the foundation of learning to read. Singing develops your child’s communication, voice development and helps with their emotional well-being.

Session Times

Story Time (0-5yrs) | Parramatta Library @ Parramatta Library
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time (0-5yrs) | Parramatta Library @ Parramatta Library | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited.

Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will take place every Wednesday during school term. It’s an interactive program of rhyming and story reading with a fun educational activity at the end of the program

  • When: Wednesdays, commencing 21st April
  • Time: 10.30am – 11:00am
  • Bookings: Book online (Bookings will open 24 hours prior to start of the session on Eventbrite.)
Storytime (2-5 years) | Wentworth Point Library @ Wentworth Point Library
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime (2-5 years) | Wentworth Point Library @ Wentworth Point Library | Wentworth Point | New South Wales | Australia

Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited.

Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place every Wednesday during school term.

  • When: Wednesdays, commencing 21 April
  • Time: 10.30am – 11am
  • Bookings: Booking online (Bookings will open 24 hours prior to start of the session on Eventbrite.)