AROUND THE BRANCHES UPDATE:

Good news! Elsternwick Library reopened on Thursday 1 December following a period of essential maintenance works. Head to our latest news section for more information.

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.

Mussila Word Play

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

Go to Mussila WordPlay


BusyThings

Play and learn activities to support literacy and phonic skills in primary school aged kids. 

Go to Busythings 


Languagenut 

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


LOTE4Kids

Children can enjoy 1000+ digital book titles in 39 languages, together with English translations. New additions include Bengali, Indonesian, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi, Urdu, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Serbian. 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