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We have changed our services in line with the current public health orders. Changes include temporary closures of face-to-face services including our customer service centres and libraries, please check the changes to services and facilities page for more information. We are still here to help you, check out our range of online services or call us on 1300 434 434.

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Libraries

While you can't bring your little ones by for a visit, there are many ways kids can stay engaged with the library from home. 

Here are four recommendations:

Online story time

We are happy to offer story time online with Story Box Library, it is a collection of children's stories read aloud by famous faces from Australia and New Zealand. Log in using your library card number and pin (please note, if you haven't changed your pin it is likely to be the day and month of your birthday). 

Keep reading 1,000 Books Before School 

If you're participating in our early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before School, make sure to take note of every book you read while at home. If you need a new reading log, please email 1000books@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au and our Library Programs team will send one to you. 

Make screen time educational 

Your library membership gives you access to Animalia Education for Libraries. It is an interactive literacy app based on Animalia, the iconic picture book by Graeme Base. Children work through various activities while meeting every character from the picture book along the way. For information on how to access Animalia Education, head to our Digital Kids webpage

You can also access National Geographic Kids! Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space.

Start a new fiction series 

A new adventure awaits among the pages of children's fiction. Here are eight series recommendations:

  • Tom Gates, Liz Pichon
  • Ninja Kid, Anh Do
  • Diary of a wimpy kid, Jeff Kinney
  • Wings of fire, Tui T Sutherland
  • How to train your dragon, Cressida Cowell
  • Treehouse, Andy Griffiths  
  • Warriors, Erin Hunter
  • Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend.

You can place a reservation on the titles in these series and we will deliver through Library2U