Notice that contact via phone will be unavailable.

We are upgrading our telephone systems and our phone lines will be unavailable from 2pm Wednesday. We anticipate the phone lines being operational by Thursday 30 May.

If you need to contact us during this time, all branches remain open for in person queries or you may prefer to email us or use the live-chat option on the website.  

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 3000+ digital book titles in over 65+ 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.

Download the LOTE4Kids App today!

Go to LOTE4Kids

Good Reading for Kids

Good Reading for Kids features author interviews, independent book reviews, sneak peeks inside books, extracts and podcasts for kids from 0-11 years of age. You'll also find fun book related activities and teachers' notes to download.

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