Children's and Parents' Services

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We offer a great range of services for our children and their families, supported by a specialist young people's services librarian.

Junior Library

Your pre-schooler loves to hear you read to them from the colourful "Junior Kindy" books that are in the Caterpillar Corner. Once they start to read they can progress to our "Beginner Reader Collection", which has several levels to support your child as their reading ability grows. From there thy can progress into the general "Junior Fiction" section, where green frog will show them the next reading level.
The Junior Library has both fiction and non-fiction to provide an interesting reading experience for your children. Search for your favourite books on the Library Catalogue and submit a Book Review with staff, so other kids can see what's good!

Children's Library Materials

Our children's section has loads of library materials for kids to look through and discover. The collection includes:

  • Books (Board books / Junior kindy picture books / Beginner readers / Junior fiction chapter and story books / Junior graphic novels and comics / Junior non fiction books)
  • DVDs
  • CD-Roms
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Puzzles - we have a selection for loan as well as some just for use in the library
  • Parent's collection - This is a collection of books to help parents and children through experiences such as first sleep over, first day at school and learning to use the potty.You can search for this collection on the catalogue, or ask our friendly staff to show you where it is.
  • Bilingual collection - books which feature text in English and languages including Chinese, French, Vietnamese, etc.

Children's Activities

Baby Rhyme Time

Build your baby's vocabulary by joining in this fun session with songs and nursery rhymes. This program is designed to meet the standards of the scientifically based Better Beginnings Program, so you know your little one is off to a great start on the road to literacy. For children up to around 18 months.

Monday and Thursday mornings: 10.00am to 10.30am

Storytime

Older children can enjoy stories and an activity; they love to hear the stories and see the pictures whilst learning to sit, listen and share (crayons).

Monday and Thursday mornings: 10.45am to 11.30am

School Holiday Activities

Free events that are both fun and educational are provided every school holiday.

School holiday activities usually run 10am - 11am on Tuesday mornings during School Holidays and bookings are essential. Please contact the Library on 9273 6090 or library@vincent.wa.gov.au for more information.

Up-coming activities are listed on the News & Events pages, or you can subscribe to The Vine Newsletter for the latest library news.

Young Adult Services

For more information about our services for young adults, please see our Young Adult Services page.

Junior Library Online Resources

Better Beginnings

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Better Beginnings supports parents in reading to children so that they build the early literacy skills they need to become good readers and succeed at school.

Britannica Library

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An excellent resource for students, parents and teachers. Britannica Library can be searched according to the users' particular age group ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.

Children's Book Council of Australia 2016 Book of the Year Awards

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Winners announced 19 August 2016. Visit the website for the shortlist of this year's nominated books.

eSafety Information from the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

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There are some real risks that you need to be aware of when you are online. Learn about eSafety issues and how to protect yourself and personal information.

The Little Big Book Club

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The Little Big Book Club encourages parents,carers and early childhood professionals to read to children from birth to provide a strong foundation for literacy

Raising Children Network

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The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

Library Catalogue

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Search our online catalogue for library resources. Includes online reservations and renewals.

Junior eLibrary Digital Resources 

We have some great digital collections created especially for kids. All these resources allow kids to interact with books and words in a different way to enhance their language learning. 

OverDrive eReading Room

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City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre recognises the need to provide a safe environment for kids  to browse library materials. Just as the children's section of the physical library is sectioned off, the same experience is now available on the digital collection. This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check this page out now. For help accessing this collection, see our OverDrive information page.

 

Story Box Library

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A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit, Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles. Access these wonderful resources by logging in with your City of Vincent library card number. Click here to find the link on the State Library of Western Australia website.

 

TumbleBookLibrary

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Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books. This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings, supporting families in sharing a love of reading. This resource does not require a login, simply view the website.