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.

Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am North Ryde Library
Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays and other bouncing babies. Lapsit introduces babies to basic books. Suitable for ages 0-2yrs No bookings required, just turn up! Part of the school holiday program at City[...]
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gladesville Library
Capture your dreams and create your own dreamcatchers. Make all your dreams come true! AGES: 5yrs + ONLY AGE LIMITS MUST BE ADHERED TO ON CONDITION OF ENTRY.
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastwood Library
Come and join us for a morning of fun stories. Suits ages 2-5. No bookings required, just turn up!
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Connection
Back by popular demand, Twilight Storytime returns over summer at The Learning Space. With different stories, songs and craft each week, we welcome families and children of all ages. Every Tuesday in January and February, 6:30–7:30pm. No bookings[...]
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm North Ryde Library
Capture your dreams and create your own dreamcatchers. Make all your dreams come true! AGES: 5yrs + ONLY AGE LIMITS MUST BE ADHERED TO ON CONDITION OF ENTRY.
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Connection, Rhodes
Free family movie nights at The Connection in Rhodes! 16 January – Oddball (2015). Rated G. Run time 95mins 23 January – Toy Story 4 (2019). Rated PG. Run time 90mins 30 January – Aladdin[...]
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Gladesville Library
Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays and other bouncing babies. Lapsit introduces babies to basic books. Suitable for ages 0-2yrs. No bookings required. Just turn up. Part of the school holiday program at City[...]
Jan 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 to 12 pm North Ryde Library – Saturdays 10.45 am to 11.30 am
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Connection
Back by popular demand, Twilight Storytime returns over summer at The Learning Space. With different stories, songs and craft each week, we welcome families and children of all ages. Every Tuesday in January and February, 6:30–7:30pm. No bookings[...]
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Connection, Rhodes
Free family movie nights at The Connection in Rhodes! 16 January – Oddball (2015). Rated G. Run time 95mins 23 January – Toy Story 4 (2019). Rated PG. Run time 90mins 30 January – Aladdin[...]
Feb 1 @ 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 to 12 pm North Ryde Library – Saturdays 10.45 am to 11.30 am
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Greystanes 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm 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[...]
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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.
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Granville Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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.
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 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[...]
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Connection
Back by popular demand, Twilight Storytime returns over summer at The Learning Space. With different stories, songs and craft each week, we welcome families and children of all ages. Every Tuesday in January and February, 6:30–7:30pm. No bookings[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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.
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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:[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Dundas Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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.
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Richill Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van is visiting 5 parks in the City of Parramatta each week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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.
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 6 @ 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.
Feb 6 @ 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[...]
Feb 7 @ 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[...]
Feb 7 @ 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[...]
Feb 7 @ 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[...]
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Feb 7 @ 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[...]
Feb 7 @ 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[...]