Library and Reading Events

Yay – storytime is back in person at local libraries! Of course due to covid, spots are limited and you now need to book. Some only allow you to book up to 24hrs before, others in advance online and some by calling the library. Details are all provided in each library event listing.

Reading is so important for every child and it’s never too early to start. The calendar below lists local reading and library events currently available, like rhyme time and story time sessions, in and around the City of Parramatta. Most are run by local libraries but there are also some by community organisations and venues. Note: we still need to enter the reading programs for Blacktown Library Service.

May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online. Here is how[...]
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Dural 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 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Epping Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Epping Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take[...]
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Toddler Time is an interactive 30 minute session for those tiny tots who are beyond Baby Bounce but not quite ready for storytime. It consists of short stories, songs and rhymes suitable for children aged[...]
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills 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 18 @ 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 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Dundas Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Dundas Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take[...]
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Constitution Hill Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will[...]
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Merrylands Library
A story telling activity held fortnightly on Tuesday at Auburn Library, with books, songs and rhymes for children aged 0 to 3 years. Event dates 20 April, 4 May, 18 May, 1 June and 15[...]
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am West Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Dural Library
Toddler Time is an interactive 30 minute session for those tiny tots who are beyond Baby Bounce but not quite ready for storytime. It consists of short stories, songs and rhymes suitable for children aged[...]
May 19 @ 11:00 am Online - International Space Station
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools,[...]
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Constitution Hill Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will[...]
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Regents Park Library
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Castle Hill Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ermington Library
Put your knowledge to the test for a great evening of fun with your family. To celebrate Australian Library and Information Week, we have put together a quiz of all things about Aussies. Use all[...]
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am West Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills 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 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 Dural 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 Epping Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Epping Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take[...]
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Toddler Time is an interactive 30 minute session for those tiny tots who are beyond Baby Bounce but not quite ready for storytime. It consists of short stories, songs and rhymes suitable for children aged[...]
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills 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 25 @ 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 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Dundas Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Dundas Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take[...]
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Constitution Hill Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will[...]
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Auburn Library
A story telling activity held fortnightly on Tuesday at Auburn Library, with books, songs and rhymes for children aged 0 to 3 years. Event dates 27 April, 11 May, 25 May, 8 June and 22[...]
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am West Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Anzac Park, West Ryde
The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde. It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rosella Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FC Social
The FC Social in Rydalmere has partnered with Rise and Shine Kindergarten to put on a FREE weekly storytime for families with kids 0-5yrs. Enjoy a morning on the Bowling Greens as a Rise &[...]
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Parramatta Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Parramatta Library Story Time for children 0 to 5 years will[...]
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Storytime for children 2-5 years will take place[...]
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Dural Library
Toddler Time is an interactive 30 minute session for those tiny tots who are beyond Baby Bounce but not quite ready for storytime. It consists of short stories, songs and rhymes suitable for children aged[...]
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Constitution Hill Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will[...]
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Merrylands Library
Join us as we read books and sing songs. A take-home craft pack will be available. When booking, please include the names of all adults and children attending.
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm McCoy Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Castle Hill Library
Baby Bounce is a program for parents and babies aged 0-24 months by Hills Shire Council Library Service. It consists of 20-30mins of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both[...]
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am West Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Jubilee Park
The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van visits 5 parks in the City of Parramatta a week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will[...]
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills 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 28 @ 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 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Dural 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 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Epping Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Epping Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take[...]
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Vinegar Hill Memorial Library
Toddler Time is an interactive 30 minute session for those tiny tots who are beyond Baby Bounce but not quite ready for storytime. It consists of short stories, songs and rhymes suitable for children aged[...]
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Ryde Library
City of Ryde Libraries are proud to present Read and Rhyme Storytime at Ryde and West Ryde Libraries. Come along and join us in the library for sensational stories and remarkable rhymes! All participants, including[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Wentworth Point Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Wentworth Point Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Baulkham Hills 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[...]
Jun 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[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Dundas Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Dundas Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will take[...]
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Ermington Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Ermington Library Bibs n Bubs for children under 2 years will[...]
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Constitution Hill Library
Story Time in the library is back! Come along and join in for rhymes, reading and fun! Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Constitution Hill Library Story Time for 2 to 5 years will[...]