Whilst Storytime is suspended due to COVID-19, we have created some storytime activities. Click on any of the above images to get instructions on our new activities, or click here to view all of our activities.

It is never too early to read to your child

Hints on Reading To Your Child

Borrow library books to read

Download stories from Story Box Library

Attend Rhymetime or Storytime

Storytime

Storytime sessions introduce pre-school children to the joys of books, and include readings of various stories, plus an activity.

  • Horsham: Friday mornings at 10.30 am (Except in January).  Contact Horsham Branch for details
  • Kaniva: Last Thursday of the month at 11:00am (during school terms). Contact Kaniva Branch for details

Rhymetime

Rhymetime is a special session for babies aged up to 18 months or as advised. It features a mix of songs, music and movement, along with rhymes and activities especially for baby.

  • Horsham Wednesday mornings at 10.30am.  Contact Horsham Branch for details
  • Edenhope Tuesdays at 11.00am during school terms.  Suitable for 0-3 age group. Contact Edenhope Branch for details
  • Kaniva Friday mornings at 10.00am (during school terms).  Contact Kaniva Branch for details

Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The annual Premier” Reading Challenge aims to promote a love of books and reading, and is aimed at students from Prep to Year 10. The PRC website has information about how to join the Challenge and find book lists.

Search the catalogue for titles from this year’s and previous year’s book lists: Prep-Year 2, Year 3-Year 4, Year 5-Year 6.

Books in the Library’s collection from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge are marked with a gold spot to help you find them on the shelves.

1000 Books before School

The 1000 Books Before School program is a great way to track your child’s reading progress. Reading just ten minutes a day can instill a lifelong love of books and learning in young children. Research shows that children who are read to every day from an early age have extended vocabularies, increased reading readiness and improved cognitive skills when they enter school.

Reading Record sheets: 0-100101-200, 201-300301-400401-500501-600601-700701-800, 801-900901-1000.

Resources dealing with grief and death for children

A collection of 18 books located at the Horsham library to assist families who are dealing with the issues of death and grief.  Collection donated by the Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary.  The list of books

Young Australians Best Book Awards are awarded by young Australians themselves. Children and young adults recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books, culminating in the annual Awards ceremony for the ‘Best Book’ in each age category.

Kids Stuff

My spaghetti abc

Deborah Niland

How not [crossed out] to annoy mum

Dave Hughes, Holly Ife & Heath McKenzie.

The fire wombat

Jackie French & Danny Snell

Joe and the stars

Phil Cummings & Connah Brecon

Poo!* and other words that make me laugh

Felice Areana & Tom Jellett

Our jungle

Rod Campbell

Angelina feels like dancing!

Katharine Holabird & Helen Craig

Love giraffes can’t dance

Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees

Pat-a-cake

Anjnie Kubler & Sarah Dellow

The way of the weedy seadragon

Anne Morgan & Lois Bury

Story Time

Click here for our scheduled story times.

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Kids Services

Click here for more children’s activities.

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