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Children and family programs

The library provides a welcoming environment for children.  Regular activities, special events and school holiday programs are run for children of all ages throughout the year.

Visit the events page to see all children and family programs happening.

Bookings for all programs, activities and events are essential.  Contact the library for bookings.  Raymond Terrace on 4988 0111 or Tomaree on 4988 0670.

School holiday program January 2023

A range of kids activities are happening this coming school holidays (10 January to 25 January 2023) at Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Libraries. Activities include kids discos, storytimes, craft and OCCI touch tables.

See the full school holiday program here.

Regular programs

Storytime and Craft
A free weekly program providing an introduction to the magic of books and reading for children ages 2 to 5 years.

  • When: 10:30am, every Tuesday during school term
  • Where: Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library

Read and Rhyme
A free weekly program providing an introduction to books, music and rhymes for carers and their babies ages 0 to 2.

  • When: 10:30am, every Wednesday during school term
  • Where: Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library

Saturdays are Lego Days
Come along and build your masterpiece.  Suitable for ages 4+.  No bookings required.

  • When: 10am to 1pm, every Saturday
  • Where: Tomaree and Raymond Terrace Library

Kids Crew
A free weekly program for primary school children.
Activities change each term and include coding, lego, games, arts and crafts.  * Check with the library for current activities and dates as there may be dates when Kids Crew is not on due to other commitments.

  • When: 4 to 5pm, every Thursday during school term*
  • Where: Tomaree Library and Raymond Terrace Library

BaRK @ Tomaree Library
A free weekly program that allows primary school aged children to practice reading aloud on a one-to-one basis to a trained therapy dog.

  • When:  3:30 to 4.30pm, every Tuesday and Wednesday during school term
  • Where: Tomaree Library

Stories in the Street
A free literacy program for children 0 to 5 years in Raymond Terrace and Medowie. We will visit your home (excluding school holidays and rainy days), read to your children, provide craft stencils, song sheets and leave a selection of books that can be exchanged each week. For more details or to become a literacy volunteer, contact Melissa on 0427 188 755 or email.