For children


1.  Storytime

Storytime is fun and its FREE! Bursting with stories, craft activities, games, music and dance for children aged 2 - 5 years, Storytime is an integral part of the library's Early Literacy Program. Storytime is held each Thursday from 10.30am during the school term. Duration is one hour. Parents are asked to provide a piece of fruit to be shared by the children at morning tea.

2.  Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce Perfect for babies aged 24 months and under, Baby Bounce is an integral part of the library's Early Literacy Program and it's FREE! Introduce your baby to reading and literacy through books, rhymes, songs and interactive play. Baby Bounce is held every second Friday from 10.30am during the school term. Duration is 30 minutes.

3. Premier's Reading Challenge

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten - Year 9. The Challenge aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and to enable students to experience quality literature.

4. Summer Reading Club 2019 - 20

Bland Shire Library’s annual Summer Reading Club program is on again! However, this year we are doing things a little different. This year, Summer Reading Club will be a 40-day challenge. This will move the emphasis from counting books to days spent reading, making participation more achievable for all involved. The Summer Reading Club 40-day challenge is free for school students aged 5—16 years. No matter what your child’s age or level of reading, they can read as many or as few books as they like, as long as they read. Their challenge is to read for a minimum of 40 days between the official dates of December 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020. While it is recommended that your child read for at least 10 – 20 minutes per session, this is only a guideline and is not compulsory. To help your child reach their goal, Bland Shire Library will reward them for every 10 consecutive days that they read, up to 40 days. All they have to do to receive their reward is present their reading log at the library and have it stamped by a staff member. All entries in their reading log must be validated — that is, signed by a parent or guardian. Rewards will include lucky dip prizes, vouchers from a variety of local businesses, books and more. There will be some fun mini challenges along the way! There will also be weekly prize draws and lots of other fun activities to fill in the school holidays. Bland Shire Library will launch its 2019 - 20 Summer Reading Club program on Wednesday 27th November 2019 starting at 3.30pm. Registrations will be taken on the day, but if you can’t make it, participants can register anytime up until 3pm Friday 20 December 2019. For further information about this year’s Summer Reading Club program, please contact Bland Shire Library on 69790272 or leave a message on Facebook.

5. Story Box Library

Story Box Library is an online ‘reading room’ where the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit. Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling - inspiring young imaginations to soar by connecting children with literature through the complementary medium of film. Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday Australian storytellers - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles. The result is meaningful, entertaining readings that focus on both teller and tale. Story Box Library is FREE. However, to access Story Box Library you must be a current member of the library.

6. Lego Club

Free activity for lego lovers. School aged - 14 years old. To be held on the first We