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 28 @ 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[...]
Jan 28 @ 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[...]
Jan 28 @ 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[...]
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Jan 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[...]
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Jan 29 @ 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.
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Epping Library
Join us on 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: 0 to[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Dundas Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 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.
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm 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[...]
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Connection
Songs, stories and craft every week. Families and children of all ages are welcome. Stories are told in English, Mandarin, Korean, Hindi and Arabic. English and Arabic Storytime        9 January English Storytime [...]
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Jan 31 @ 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[...]
Jan 31 @ 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.
Jan 31 @ 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 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Feb 1 @ 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 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[...]
Feb 1 @ 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[...]
Feb 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 1 @ 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[...]
Feb 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 2 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 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 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
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 – 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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.
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 session geared towards little ones under two years of age to develop early[...]
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 Granville Library
Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!
Feb 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 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 5 @ 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 5 @ 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 6 @ 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[...]