Children Storytelling Times

  • Bellingen – Wednesdays 10.30am
  • Dorrigo – Wednesdays 10.30amparenting
  • Grafton – Thursdays 10.30 am
  • Iluka – Fridays 10.30 am
  • Maclean – n/a
  • Urunga – Tuesdays 10:30am
  • Yamba – n/a

Let’s keep storytime fun for everyone. 

storytime encourages a love of stories, books and reading. 

Here are a few ways you as a parent or caregiver can help make sure that every child (and grownup) gets the most out of storytime.    

Before storytime: 
  • talk to your child about storytime before your first visit.
  • arrive in plenty of time to settle your child. – Young listeners can be easily distracted and late-comers become the focus of attention.
  • join up everyone in your whole family and get a card each. 
During storytime:
  • join in the rhymes and songs that you are familiar with. – Set an example and your child will soon join you.
  • switch off your phone and listen to the stories too – sharing stories helps develop language and listening skills. 
  • if your child becomes unsettled, please feel free to move away from the storytime area until he or she is settled again, then quietly re-join the group. 
  • craft is for kids. Develops your child’s fine motorskills
After storytime:
  • choose some books and other library items together. – Library staff are here to help.
  • read regularly to your children and open up magical new worlds. 
  • share songs and finger rhymes together. 
  • visit Storytime again and again! 

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  • Cybersmart is a national online safety education program to promoting online safety for children and young people. Encourage your children and teens to take a look around the website. If you have young children, you may like to explore it together to help them understand how to protect themselves against online risks and make the most of their experiences online. The site provides tools to help parents monitor and limit what their children do online.help_button
  • The Cybersafety Help Button provides internet users, particularly children and young people with easy online access to cybersafety information and assistance available in Australia. Download it any computer.
  • Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government’s online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.