Children and Youth

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

  • Children’s books, DVDs, CDs
  • Young adult fiction and non-fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Baby board books
  • Read-along kits
  • Beginner readers
  • Playstation 2 and Wii
  • Baby change room
  • Toys and colouring

We also hold regular events for children and youth:

  • Preschool Storytime
  • Baby Rhyme Time for babies and parents
  • School holiday activities and workshops
  • Summer reading program
  • Author visits
  • Movie nights
  • Youth Week events


We run regular 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.


Baby Rhyme Time

This is a program for parents and babies up to 2 years of age and is on every Friday from 10.15am - 10.45am.

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. Bookings not required.


Preschool Storytime

This is for children aged 2 - 5, and runs every Tuesday from 10.15am - 10.45am, and from Monday 9 October 2017 also every Monday 2.00pm - 2.30pm.

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.


Young Writers' Club

Wednesday afternoons 3.30pm to 5pm in the library. 

New 10 week program for Term 4

This program is designed for budding young writiers and story tellers. A new theme is chosen each term to explore different ways to write and tell stories. Afternoon snacks are provided. This program runs during school terms.

Call us on (08) 8950 0555 for more information.


Community events and other organisations

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

  • The Toy Library
  • 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


Computers, Wii and PlayStation

We provide computers specifically for use by people aged 12-17, and these provide access to filtered internet and online resources.

However, within that age group, school-aged people can only access them after school (during school terms) or on weekends, or during school hours if companied by a parent or guardian.

There is a range of games that can be played on the Wii and PlayStation.

These games are open to all young people up to 17 years of age.