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.

Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 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[...]
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Ryde Library
Kids Club is a program for primary aged children. Come and join us for a fantastic afternoon of either Wii games, Lego, cartooning, science workshops or fun craft.
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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.
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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:[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Westpoint Shopping Centre
Westpoint Shopping Centre are hosting playdate sessions for preschoolers every Tuesday morning from 11am to 12pm. Book your place for a range of activities including singalongs, storytelling, dancing, music and imaginative play. Sessions are run[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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.
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Granville Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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.
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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.
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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:[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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.
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Dundas Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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.
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 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.
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 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.
Sep 26 @ 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 27 @ 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[...]
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Sep 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 27 @ 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[...]
Sep 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[...]
Sep 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[...]