Children's and Parents' Services

Our range of services for kids and the fam are pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves, and we even have a librarian who specialises in young peoples’ services.

Junior Library

Our exciting Caterpillar Corner will delight with its “Junior Kindy” reads. As your child progresses, they can head to the “Beginner Reader Collection” and then onto the big smoke – “Junior Fiction".

Why not give our friendly library team a book review of your favourite read? That way, other kids can see the coolest books in town. Search for your favourite books via the Library Catalogue.

Children's Library Materials

Check out our exciting selection especially for young children:

  • Books (Board books / Junior 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 – come in to play or take some home
  • Parent's collection – covers topics just for Mum and Dad, like first sleep over, first day at school and toilet training. Simply search in the catalogue, or ask in the library for directions
  • Bilingual collection - books in English and other languages like Chinese, French, Vietnamese and more.

Fun for Kids

Baby Rhyme Time

Bond with your baby and get them on the path to Einstein cleverness with our ever-popular Rhyme Time sessions. Packed with fun songs and nursery rhymes that meet the standards of the scientifically-based Better Beginnings Program, your child will get a head start in literacy and vocab.

For children under 18 months.

Monday and Thursday mornings: 10.00am to 10.30am


Designed for toddlers, your child will love to listen to an exciting tale followed by a simple activity.

Monday and Thursday mornings: 10.45am to 11.30am

School holiday boredom-busters

Every school holiday we put on free events that are not just fun, but educational. Yes, it’s free, and yes, anyone can come. However, you must book to secure a place as the program fills up fast.

Activities usually run 10am - 11am on Tuesday mornings during school holidays, and you can check out the up-coming activities over at Events. Alternatively, subscribe to The Vine Newsletter for the latest library news.

Call the Library on 9273 6090 or email for more information.

Young Adults

It’s not just the ankle-biters we cater for. We have a whole section dedicated to teens and young adults, so head over to our Young Adult Services page.

Junior Library Online Resources

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings helps support parents in reading to their kids. Why? So children build the skills they need to read well and keep up at school, that’s why.

Britannica Library

Britannica Library

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 2017 Book of the Year Awards

Children's Book Council of Australia

Winners announced 18 August 2017. Visit the website for the shortlist of this year's nominated books.

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

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

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

The Little Big Book Club

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

Raising Children Network

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

Library Catalogue

Hit up our online catalogue for all your library resources. Here you can also reserve and renew online – too easy.

Junior eLibrary Digital Resources

If we don’t already offer enough for kids, hold up - there’s more! Our digital collections have been created especially for tomorrow’s generation, helping them interact with books and words to enhance their learning.

OverDrive eReading Room

OverDrive eReading Room

An exciting e-space to explore, kids can browse eBooks, audiobooks, music and video at the OverDrive eReading Room. Need help? Never fear! OverDrive info is here.

Story Box Library

Story Box Library

Who knew there was such a thing as an online reading room? Well, we did, and we’re going to share it with you. Story Box Library is a visually beautiful site where kids can explore the magical world of children’s literature. Here, kids are connected with literature that’s complemented by film, offering them a vibrant, interactive experience as told by some recognisable storytellers.

Log in with your City of Vincent library card number here.


TumbleBook Library

If online reading rooms weren’t enough to make your day, what about animated, talking picture books – also online? Throw open the doors to years of joyful reading experiences with the TumbleBookLibrary, thanks to the excellent peeps at Better Beginnings who support families in sharing a love of reading.

The best bit? No need to login, just click here.