A reminder that all Council Libraries will be closed on Friday 29 September for the AFL Grand Final Public Holiday.  Return chutes remain open for your convenience and our digital library is always open.

Reading and literacy for kids

Sharing books at home is a great activity for families.

At the libraries you can borrow from a huge selection of board books, picture books, easy readers, junior fiction and teenage fiction. 

Try these interactive online reading, creative writing and learning tools specially for kids.


iVox is a revolutionary approach to read-alongs where children ages 2-10 can follow along with a story while interacting with its characters and scenes—immersing them in the narrative like never before. It uses the latest in storytelling technology to delight and engage curious young minds. Available via desktop or as an app through Google Play, the App Store or Kindle Fire.​

Go to iVOX

Dr. Sarah and the Village of Mystery

​In this retro-style arcade game, players navigate exciting challenges within the Village of Mystery. It's an addictive adventure that combines problem solving, sentence building and storytelling. Players create their own story which can be read or listened to as they progress.  A great way to develop skills in literacy, problem-solving, storytelling and STEM.

Go to Dr. Sarah and the Village of Mystery

Mussila Word Play

Playful activities that help children strengthen their language skills, memory and speech.

Go to Mussila WordPlay


A child-friendly and engaging way to learn learning 20 languages using fun games, songs and books. For students that do not speak English as their first language, Languagenut also provides 70+ support ESL languages.  

Go to Languagenut


Children can enjoy 2000+ digital book titles in over 50 languages with English translations. There are also picture books in sign language (Auslan, British Sign Language and American Sign Language). Watch a selection of English books with Australian accents by clicking the Australian flag.

Go to LOTE4Kids

Good Reading for Kids

Online magazine for primary kids, filled with book reviews, movies, music, arts and crafts, and activities. Experience the thrill of being published with PK. 

Go to Good Reading for Kids

StoryBox Library 

An online 'reading room' filled with online stories for Australian primary aged kids - the stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Go to StoryBox Library