Rock, rhyme and storytime

Rock, rhyme and storytime

Sessions for babies and toddlers

Our libraries present Storytime, Rock 'n' Rhymetime and Rhymetime sessions to introduce young children to the wonderful world of books, music and craft.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Admission is free and no bookings are required.

Rhymetime

This is a lapsit program for babies (0 to 2 years) that combines rhymes, music, singing and toys to develop early literacy skills.

The sessions run from 10am to 10.30am.

  • Monday: Newtown Library
  • Tuesday: Glebe Library – see 'Rock 'n' Rhymetime at Glebe' for scheduled time
  • Wednesday: Green Square Library and Kings Cross Library
  • Thursday: Surry Hills Library and Ultimo Library
  • Friday: Waterloo Library

Storytime

A fun session of story telling and craft for pre-schoolers (3 to 5 years) that fosters an early love of reading and develops skills in literacy and social interaction.

The sessions run from 11am to 11.45am.

  • Monday: Newtown Library
  • Tuesday: Glebe Library
  • Wednesday: Green Square Library and Kings Cross Library
  • Thursday: Surry Hills Library and Ultimo Library
  • Friday: Waterloo Library

Rock 'n' Rhymetime at Glebe

Glebe runs its sessions on Tuesday.

  • Rhymetime: 9.30am–9.55am
  • Rock 'n' Rhymetime: 10.15am–10.45am
  • Storytime: 11am–11.45am
  • Rhymetime (extra trial session): 1.30pm–2pm

For toddlers (2 to 3 years) who are ready for action with music, rhymes, movement and stories.

During school holidays and on public holidays there are no storytime or rhymetime sessions.

The NSW school term dates for 2014 are:

  • Term 1: 28 January–11 April
  • Term 2: 28 April–27 June
  • Term 3: 14 July–19 September
  • Term 4: 7 October–19 December.

Chinese Stories and Songs

For ages 0 to 5, Chinese Stories and Songs is a fun session of storytelling, rhymetime and craft activities in Mandarin and English.

The session supports language, literacy development as well as providing a wonderful experience in sharing cultures.

These sessions run from 11am to 12pm:

  • Monday: Green Square Library
  • Tuesday: Ultimo Library
  • Friday: Haymarket Library.

During school holidays and on public holidays there are no Chinese Stories and Songs sessions. 20 places are available per session. Bookings are not required.

The NSW school term dates for 2014 are:

  • Term 1: 28 January–11 April
  • Term 2: 28 April–27 June
  • Term 3: 14 July–19 September
  • Term 4: 7 October–19 December

Last updated: Wednesday, 29 October 2014