Library and Reading Events

Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. To help encourage a love of reading, local libraries and other community organisations run free reading activities for kids under 5. Libraries also run other learning programs for older kids.

The calendar below lists the large number of local reading and library events available, like rhyme time and story time sessions, in and around the City of Parramatta. For more information on local library branches and services, read our Local Libraries Guide for Families.

May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Chatswood Library
Baby Bounce is a program that introduces early literacy through the use of songs, rhymes, finger/toe plays and simple stories for babies and their parent/carer at Chatswood Library on The Concourse. Tuesdays 10-10.30am and 11-11.30am (during school[...]
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Auburn Library
Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes. Baby[...]
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Lidcombe Library
Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes. Baby[...]
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Parramatta Library
A fun and exciting session to develop early literacy skills through rhymes, fingerplays and stories. Share and bond over a story with your baby and learn new literacy skills to improve brain development.
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Ryde Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Epping Library
Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during school term from 10:30am to 11am for a session tailored to babies and young toddlers, as we spend the half-hour in song, nursery rhymes and interactive movement. Ages:[...]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
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[...]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am North Ryde Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Greystanes Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Merrylands Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Wentworthville Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Dundas Library
A fun and exciting session to develop early literacy skills through rhymes, fingerplays and stories. Share and bond over a story with your baby and learn new literacy skills to improve brain development.
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth. Join us for a fun and exciting session geared towards little ones under two years of age to develop early[...]
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Granville Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Eastwood Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Auburn Library
Bring your child to our Toddler Rhyme Time sessions for songs, rhymes, reading and fun especially for active toddlers. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Toddler Rhyme Time – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library every Tuesday at[...]
May 21 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Ryde Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Library
Redsee’s Toddler Rhyme Time is a movement based session that encourages literacy through action based songs, rhymes and stories.
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm West Ryde Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm West Ryde Library
Kids Club is a program for primary aged children. Join the West Ryde Library for a fantastic afternoon of either Wii games, Lego, cartooning, science workshops or fun craft. West Ryde Library – Tuesday from[...]
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am Chatswood Library
Toddler Time is a fun program designed for those children who are confident walkers, keen to be up and moving, but not yet ready to sit through the stories at regular storytime. Children will learn to[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Wentworthville Library
Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes. Baby[...]
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Parramatta Library
A fun and exciting session to develop early literacy skills through rhymes, fingerplays and stories. Share and bond over a story with your baby and learn new literacy skills to improve brain development.
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yamble Reserve
Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers. Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Baby Bounce is a program developed for parents and babies aged 0-24 months. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both parent and child. Singing and[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Epping Library
Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during school term from 10:30am to 11am for a session tailored to babies and young toddlers, as we spend the half-hour in song, nursery rhymes and interactive movement. Ages:[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am The Piazza, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
A pantomime story reading of the book Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove, and your favourite Storytime songs presented by Ryde Library Service. Come along and enjoy the value of reading and rhymes, free giveaways and the[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
Join City of Ryde library outdoors for a fun filled children’s session with songs, stories and more in the Piazza dining area at Top Ryde City Shopping Centre. Runs once a month on a Friday from[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Carlingford Library
City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth. Join us for a fun and exciting story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes. Age: 2 to 5 years Contact Carlingford Library on[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Gladesville Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Ryde Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Harry Hartog Bookseller Macquarie Centre
Encourage your child’s imagination with weekly Storytime at Harry Hartog Booksellers Macquarie Centre store every Wednesday at 10:30am.
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Granville Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Guildford Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Lidcombe Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Dundas Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth. Join us for a fun and exciting story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes every Wednesday from 11am to[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Gladesville Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am North Ryde Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am West Ryde Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am Wentworthville Library
Bring your child to our Toddler Rhyme Time sessions for songs, rhymes, reading and fun especially for active toddlers. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Toddler Rhyme Time – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library every Tuesday at[...]
May 22 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Chatswood Library
Preschool Storytimes involve stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft activity. Storytimes are run by the children’s library team, are free of charge and do not require a booking. They are held at Chatswood Library[...]
May 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Library
Redsee’s Toddler Rhyme Time is a movement based session that encourages literacy through action based songs, rhymes and stories.
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Merrylands Library
Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes. Baby[...]
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Parramatta Library
A fun and exciting session to develop early literacy skills through rhymes, fingerplays and stories. Share and bond over a story with your baby and learn new literacy skills to improve brain development.
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills Library
Baby Bounce is a program developed for parents and babies aged 0-24 months. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both parent and child. Singing and[...]
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Baby Bounce is a program developed for parents and babies aged 0-24 months. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both parent and child. Singing and[...]
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Carlingford Library
City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth. Join us for a fun and exciting session geared towards little ones under two years of age to develop early[...]
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Ryde Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Auburn Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Wentworthville Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Eastwood Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Chatswood Library
Preschool Storytimes involve stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft activity. Storytimes are run by the children’s library team, are free of charge and do not require a booking. They are held at Chatswood Library[...]
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Merrylands Library
Bring your child to our Toddler Rhyme Time sessions for songs, rhymes, reading and fun especially for active toddlers. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Toddler Rhyme Time – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library every Tuesday at[...]
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Parramatta Library
Redsee’s Toddler Rhyme Time is a movement based session that encourages literacy through action based songs, rhymes and stories.
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Castle Hill Library
Baby Bounce is a program developed for parents and babies aged 0-24 months. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both parent and child. Singing and[...]
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Wentworthville Library
Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes. Baby[...]
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Yamble Reserve
Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers. Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
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[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Carlingford Library
City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth. Join us for a fun and exciting story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes. Age: 2 to 5 years Contact Carlingford Library on[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Epping Library
City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth. Join us on Mondays and Fridays during school term from 10:30am to 11am for a fun and exciting story time[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Eastwood Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Gladesville Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Ryde Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am West Ryde Library
Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time is for children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays, basic books and other bouncing babies. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Wednesday 2pm, Friday[...]
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Guildford Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Merrylands Library
Each 45 minute Preschool Storytime session includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Preschool Storytime – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library – Monday and Thursday at 11:00am Granville Library – Wednesday at 11:00am Greystanes[...]
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Gladesville Library
Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books. Held during school terms. Eastwood Library – Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday[...]
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am Wentworthville Library
Bring your child to our Toddler Rhyme Time sessions for songs, rhymes, reading and fun especially for active toddlers. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Toddler Rhyme Time – Locations & Times for 2018 Auburn Library every Tuesday at[...]
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ryde Library
Come and join us for a morning of stories and fun play! All ages are welcome! Ryde Library – Saturdays 11 am – 12 pm
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am Merrylands Library
Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes. Baby[...]
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Epping Library
City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth. Join us on Mondays and Fridays during school term from 10:30am to 11am for a fun and exciting story time[...]