Library At Home - Children and Youth

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We have brought together a range of resources including Story Time At Home, for the whole family to enjoy.

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Library Programs at Home

Story Time Live! 

Join Christy and Ali live on Zoom each Wednesday at 11am. Share stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities together. For ages 0-5 years. Registrations are required via EventbriteReceive log in details at the Online Event Page once registered.

Rhyme Time At Home with Christine

Join Christine for songs, rhymes and fun. For ages 0-5 years. Watch on Youtube anytime!

Vietnamese Bilingual Story Time

Join Huan each Monday at 10.00-10.30am for stories, songs and rhymes in Vietnamese and English. For ages 0-5. Bookings for this session are essential. The sessions are run on Zoom. Receive log in details at the Online Event Page once registered.

Hindi Bilingual Story Time 

Join Ritu each Monday at 11.00-11.30am for stories, songs and rhymes in Hindi and English. For ages 0-5. Bookings for this session are essential as you will receive Zoom log in details on the Online event page once registered.

Arabic Bilingual Story Time 

Join Nafisa each Thursday at 11.00-11.30am for stories, songs and rhymes in Arabic and English. For ages 0-5. Bookings for this session are essential. The sessions are run on Zoom. Receive log in details at the Online Event Page once registered.

Chinese Bilingual Story Time 

Join Nghi each Thursday at 10.00-10.30am for stories, songs and rhymes in Mandarin or Cantonese and English. For ages 0-5. Bookings for this session are essential. The sessions are run on Zoom. Receive log in details at the Online Event Page once registered.

Pyjama Story Time

Join Christine for a fun interactive family story time just before bedtime! Be in your pyjamas and bring your teddies! Bookings for this session are essential. The sessions are run on Zoom. Receive log in details at the Online Event Page once registered.

Kids Online Book Club

The Kids Book Club has gone online! The group meets on Zoom at 4pm every Tuesday. Book discussions include The 26th Storey Treehouse, Charlotte's Web, The Enormous Crocodile and more! To join in, email yarraville.library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au for instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting and help downloading BorrowBox. For kids 6-12 years old. See you there!

Spanish Parents Group

The Spanish Parents Group is currently meeting on Zoom at 4pm every Friday. Email maribyrnongbranch.library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au if you’d like to join. We can also help you get set up with Zoom.

Play and Learn

Busythings

Busythings is a fun learning centre for children of all ages. Games with numbers, letters, music, shapes and lots more! Check out the Busythings website

Story Box

Story Box blends film and storytelling to create authentic online story telling experiences. Australian picture book content is read by diverse range of well-known storytellers for pre and primary school aged children. Check out the Story Box website.

Tumblebooks

Access an online library of picture books with music and animation that your child can read along with. Tumblebooks also has books for older children to help with reading. Check out the Tumblebooks website.

Britannica

Need help with your latest school assignment or study project? This online encyclopedia gives you trusted and accurate information on just about anything. Check out the Britannica website.

Beanstack 

 Beanstack is a free reading tracking website and app. You log your reading to keep track of the titles you have read or join in on our reading challenges to meet new reading goals, collect badges and win prizes!   Join our latest reading challenge! 

 

 

Fun things to see and explore (external resources)

How to talk to kids about the coronavirus pandemic: A useful article from the ABC to help you talk about coronavirus with your kids.

ABC Behind the News: Videos and articles aimed at upper primary and lower secondary students which help them understand issues and events outside their own lives.

ABC Education: Access thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for students and teachers.

Zoos Victoria Animal House: Enjoy live streamed videos from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Maidstone Community Centre: check the Maidstone Community Centre’s Facebook page for kids activities.

Maribyrnong Community Centre: check the Maribyrnong Community Centre’s Facebook page for kids activities.