Kids

Children's Book CouncilChildren's Book of the Year Awards 2014

The Children's Book Council of Australia has announced the winners of this year's awards.

 

Book Swamp

Book Swamp

Your Library's own blog for kids!

Check out reviews from kids your age and submit your own.

 

Let's Read

Let's readCheck the Let's Read website for tools and resources that help families to read anywhere and anytime with children every day from birth.

You can also check the Children's Book Council of Australia website, which includes the Book of the Year Awards shortlist.

 

Booklists

For kids

Boys Only - books to grab the interest of almost any boy - from prep to the end of primary school

For lovers of Harry Potter - if you are done with Harry and Hogwarts, try these magical and adventurous series

Humour - for those who love a good read and a good laugh

Spies - James Bond move over

Spooky - a bit of haunting and spookiness 

Sporty Reads - champions apply here 

It's a Girl Thing - Books for Girls about Girls

For parents/carers

Death and Dying - books to help young children understand and accept loss - from pre-school to upper primary

New baby - stories to help young children accept a new baby.

Doveton Short Story Competition 2014

e-Books

We have a wide range of titles for children from our two e-book suppliers, Borrowbox and Axis 360. Check them out through our e-book page or find selected titles through our catalogue.  They are free to borrow with your library card.

borrowbox   Axis 360

Online!

Tumblebooks

You can read picture books online through Tumblebooks

busy things

 

Play online games for 3-7 years with Busy Things. NOTE: Can not currently login using an iPad. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Story Box LibraryOnline stories for primary school aged children through Story Box Library.

 

International Childrens Library

You can also discover online books in many languages at the:

International Children's Digital Library.

What's On

Check our events calendar for our special events, including school holiday programs and more. 

The calendar will give the days, times and locations for our regular kids programs including:

 

Homework Help

We have a lot of resources to help you with your homework.

XBox, Playstation and Wii

Playstation 3 and Xbox 360Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 computer game consoles are available for free use in the library at our Cranbourne, Doveton, Narre WarrenEndeavour Hills,  Hampton Park and Pakenham Libraries. Doveton, Hampton Park, Narre Warren and Pakenham Libraries also have one Wii machine. Members can book one session per day with one game for 55 minutes. 2nd handsets are available for 2 player games (2nd library card required).

Choose from a range of computer games for all ages and interests. Playstation games and Xbox 360 games are both listed on our catalogue, but are for use in-library only.

Conditions of use are the same as for the PC and Internet access.