Kids

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Bookfish

BOOKFISH

Bookfish is a new way for kids to find books that they might enjoy.  It works by matching your personal preferences to what others say about the books. You can:

 

set the sliders to the kind of book you feel like reading, and the best matches will swim to the surface;  
click on a book to see more and tell us how you feel about it;
switch between how librarians feel about the books and how other readers (like you) feel;
in the ‘Filter’ tab, type the title of a book you like, and other books you might also like will swim to the surface;
save a list of favourites and email it to your friends.

Happy Bookfishing and Happy Reading :)

 

Books

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.

 

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 ThingsNOTE: 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.

 

 

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.

 

Games Consoles

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.