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.

Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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.
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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:[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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.
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Granville Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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.
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 26 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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.
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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:[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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.
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Dundas Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 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.
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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.
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 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.
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Mar 30 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely love going along to this FREE outdoor storytime each month. The Bush School Storytime starts with a nature craft and discovery activity.   Then there’s songs and stories and finally cuddles with Poppy[...]
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Apr 1 @ 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[...]