Children and Youth

What's on

 

Young Writers Club - Term 4 'Creative Writing and Expression' begins!

3.30 to 4.30pm every Wednesday

For reading, writing and drawing enthusiasts aged 7 to 12.

Are you a keen reader? Do you love to draw? Do you like creative writing? Create and express your stories this term with the Young Writers' Club. 

Come develop your storytelling skills in a fun and social environment.

FREE. No Bookings Required. Snacks provided.

 


 

The Alice Springs Public Library has a range of resources for children and youth, including:

  • Children’s books, DVDs, CDs
  • Young adult fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Baby board books
  • Read-along kits
  • Beginner readers
  • Baby change room
  • Toys and colouring

  


Programs for Children & Youth

We run regular FREE programs for children aimed at developing literacy, promoting reading and use of the library resources, contributing to community devlopment and the sharing of culture and knowledge.

Check out all our events in our online events calendar here.

  • Preschool Storytime
  • Baby Rhyme Time for babies and parents
  • School holiday activities and workshops
  • Summer Reading Club
  • STEAM Corps
  • LEGO Club
  • Code Club
  • Author visits
  • Young Writers' Club
  • Youth Week events

 

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Regular Programs

 

Baby Rhyme Time

Friday mornings from 10.15am-10.45am

For 0-2 year olds. Songs, rhymes, stories and play are a wonderful way to develop a love of language. This interactive session is designed to support pre-literacy education in a fun and social way.

FREE. No bookings required. 0-2 year olds.

 

Preschool Storytime

Monday afternoons from 2.00pm-2.30pm, and Tuesday mornings from 10.15am-10.45am

For 2-5 year olds. Learning can be as simple as one book. Preschool Storytime is a fun and interactive session using books, rhymes, songs and play to stimulate literacy development.

FREE. Bookings not required. 2-5 year olds.

 

LEGO Club

Monday afternoons from 3.00pm-4.30pm

The Alice Springs Public Library has its very own LEGO Club and you're invited to join in! All ages welcome.

LEGO is supplied (although donations are always appreciated). All you need is a willingness to have fun and create! Create something yourself, in a team or try out our Challenge Cards. There is something for everyone at the LEGO Club.

FREE. No bookings required during School Term time. 

Code Club

ON HOLD FOR TERM THREE, BACK IN TERM FOUR.

Code Club is a free after school program for boys and girls aged 8-12 years and teaches children the skills, confidence and opportunity to shape their world using coding, robotics and game-design. Children will learn to code with a new language, HTML/CSS. This is the first language students will learn to code with in text. Begin the stepping stones to building your very own website with HTML/CSS.

 

STEAM Corps

ON HOLD FOR TERM THREE, BACK IN TERM FOUR.

Discover the library’s robotics collection and skill yourself up for the future at our new weekly STEAM Corps program for boys and girls ages 8 to 14. in STEAM Corps we will be working with and programming the LEGO EV3 MINDSTORMS.

 

 

Check the Events Calendar for more library events.

Contact us on 8950 0555 or email library@astc.nt.gov.au for more information on any of the events listed above.


Community Events and Organisations

In addition to the programs run within the library, we also visit other organisations such as:

  • Local schools - contact us if you would like to bring your class for a visit!
  • Territory Parents Support Group at the Flynn Drive Community Health Centre
  • Yipirinya School Storytime

We also take part in community events such as:

  • Children’s Week Celebrations
  • Alice Desert Festival events
  • Bangtail Muster and School Fetes with Booka the dog, the Library’s mascot

 

Youth Computers

In our Youth area, we have a range of PCs and Macs for use by 12-17 year olds. These provide access to filtered internet, online resources and music software.

Youth can access these computers for FREE from 3pm on school days and all day on weekends and school holidays. 

Special access during school hours will only be granted if a parent or guardian is present.

 

Contact us on 8950 0555 or email library@astc.nt.gov.au.