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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.
Your Library's own blog for kids!
Check the Let's Read website for tools and resources that help families to read anywhere and anytime with children every day from birth.
Boys Only - books to grab the interest of almost any boy - from prep to the end of primary school
Harry Potter and more - 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
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.
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.
You can read picture books online through Tumblebooks.
Play online games for 3-7 years with Busy Things. NOTE: Can not currently login using an iPad. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Online stories for primary school aged children through Story Box Library.
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 or you can visit each program page below:
- Library Explorers' Club (for kids from Prep to Grade 2)
- Library Adventurers Club (for kids 8 years and older)
- School Holiday Program (for all ages)
We have a lot of resources to help you with your homework.
- Search the catalogue to find books, DVDs, music and magazines.
- Try out some of the library's Online Resources.
- Check out Encyclopedia Britannica online.
- Get online assistance with Your Tutor (grade 3 onwards)
Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 computer game consoles are available for free use in the library at our Cranbourne, Doveton, Narre Warren, Endeavour 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).
Conditions of use are the same as for the PC and Internet access.