A child's education begins long before the first day at school. It's important to encourage good learning habits and help children to feel supported within a learning environment.
We have a range of programs within the Library to assist with your child's development.
School Holiday Activities
Every school holidays, the Library holds a range of free activities. Details are advertised through the News and Events section, and through the Library's Facebook page.
Child Health Nurse
The Library has partnered with our local Child Health Nurse Service so that we can promote early literacy development and reading from birth.
Regular baby massage sessions in the Library are a relaxing way for new parents to enjoy time with their babies in a supportive community environment.
The Library supports the statewide family literacy program through a variety of activities and resources. There are three free kits that are available.
- Every baby born in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is able to receive the literacy Better Beginnings bag from the Child Health Nurse
- Sing With me Packs for 2 to 3 year olds, with an emphasis on rhymes are available at the Library
- Kindergarten Kits are distributed by Library staff to all kindergarten students
Book Bugs Club
Come and share some songs and rhymes with your baby. Rhyme Time is aimed at developing early literacy skills as well as providing an opportunity for you to socialise with other parents. Rhyme Time is held every Thursday morning during school terms.
Join in stories and rhymes, with craft activities to develop social skills. Held every Monday morning from 10am during the school term, this session is suitable for children aged 3 to 5, although children of all ages are more than welcome to join in.
The Library has a range of resources and information available to families educating their children at home.