Young People's Services

Our libraries offer a range of services and resources for young people, from birth to 18 years. For more specific information on the types of events, resources, and online resources that we offer by age group, please use the drop-down menus below.

Term Events

Rhyme Time

Ages 0–2

Share rhymes and songs with your baby to develop essential pre-literacy skills. Held weekly during school term.

 

Music Time

Ages 2-3

Sing, dance, and explore music with your toddler. Held weekly during school term.

 

Story Time

Ages 3–5

Join us for stories, rhymes, and fun literacy activities. Held weekly during school term.

 

Weekend Colouring-in

All ages

Are your children bored on the weekend? If they are, why not drop into the Nedlands and Mt Claremont Libraries for a spot of colouring-in.

 

Pathfinder Tabletop Game

Ages 12-18

Ever wanted to try your hand at being a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by evil and magic? Perhaps you’d like to be a nimble sneakthief, stealing gold and disarming the deadliest of traps, or a noble Paladin fighting for a worthy cause. Or a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Held on the second Wednesday of each month.

School Holiday Events

Event and activities are held during the school holidays for children and teens. Check the Library Event Calendar to see current school holiday events and activities.

Special Events

Check our Library Event Calendar for events on special and significant days and holidays, such as Children’s Book Week, NAIDOC Week, Summer Reading Programs, and more.

 

Roland Leach Poetry Prize

The Roland Leach Poetry Prize is a biennial competition run by the City of Nedlands Library Service.  The competition aims to promote poetry in the community and to recognise and reward outstanding, original works by Western Australian primary and high school students. The Roland Leach Poetry Prize will be held in 2023, 2025, 2027 (etc) and information on entering will be released on the City of Nedlands Library Service website during the year.

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The BUZZ Term 3, 2022 

Birth – two years

Events  Resources
Rhyme Time Board Books
Mystery parcel request


For more details on regular events, to see one-off events, and to book a place for any of our events, please see the Library Event Calendar.

Two – five years

Events  Resources
Music Time (2-3 years)  Junior kindergarten books
Storytime Junior kindergarten books
School holiday sessions Junior kindergarten audiobooks
Weekend colouring in Junior kindergarten DVDs
Summer Literacy Program Junior kindergarten music CDs
Junior kindergarten LOTE books
Big books
Better beginnings bags
Toy/ puppet kids
Mystery parcel request


For more details on regular events, to see one-off events, and to book a place for any of our events, please see the Library Event Calendar.

Five – twelve years

Events Resources Online Resources 
School holiday sessions Junior fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks
Children’s Book Week Early reader books Story Box Library
Summer Reading Program Junior graphic novels Busy Things
Roland Leach Poetry Prize Junior magazines LibraryCraft 
Junior non-fiction Who Next …?
Junior LOTE books

Junior audiobooks

Junior DVDs
Junior music CDs
Micro:bits
Mystery Parcel request


For more details on regular events, to see one-off events, and to book a place for any of our events, please see the Library Event Calendar.

Twelve – eighteen years

Events  Resources  Online Resources  
School holiday sessions Young adult fiction Aussie Driver Practice Tests
Pathfinder Tabletop Game Young adult graphic novels eBooks and eAudiobooks
Roland Leach Poetry Prize Young adult non-fiction 
Young adult magazines  
Mystery parcel request


For more details on regular events, to see one-off events, and to book a place for any of our events, please see the Library Event Calendar.