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Childrens Activities

Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time

For children aged 0 to 2 years. Introduce your baby to rhymes, songs, fingerplays and other bouncing babies. Lapsit introduces babies to basic books.

Held during school terms. 

  • Eastwood Library - Wednesday 2pm, Friday 10.30am 
  • Gladesville Library - Wednesday and Friday 10.30am 
  • North Ryde Library - Monday 2pm, Tuesday 10.30am 
  • Ryde Library - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30am 
  • West Ryde Library - Monday and Tuesday 2pm, Friday 10.30am

All the songs and rhymes for Rhyme Time are available in the Ryde Rockers Rhyme Time Booklet(PDF, 3MB).


Preschool Storytime is for children aged 2 to 5 years. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books.

Held during school terms.

  • Eastwood Library - Tuesday and Thursday 11 am (note: on the 1st Thursday of the month, 11 am, Bilingual Storytime will be held for all ages)
  • Gladesville Library - Wednesday and Friday 11 am
  • North Ryde Library - Wednesday 11 am
  • Ryde Library - Tuesday 10 - 10.45 am and 11.15 am - 12 noon (note: on the 1st Tuesday of the month, Bilingual Storytime)
  • West Ryde Library - Wednesday 11am (note: on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Bilingual Storytime will be held for all ages)

Kids Club

Kids Club is a program for primary aged children. Come and join us for a fantastic afternoon of either Wii games, Lego, cartooning, science workshops or fun craft.

  • Ryde Library - Mondays 4 - 5 pm (during school terms).
  • West Ryde Library - Tuesdays 4 - 5 pm (during school terms).

Stories and Play

Come and join us for a morning of stories and fun play! All ages are welcome!

  • Ryde Library - Saturdays 11 am - 12 pm
  • North Ryde Library - Saturdays 10.30am - 11.30am

School Holiday Activities

For current school holiday activities, please see the City of Ryde's online events listing here.

View the January 2018 School Holidays Program(PDF, 176KB)

Summer Reading Club

Every 5 books your child reads they will receive a prize. Great prizes for anyone game enough to enter!

  • 1 December 2017 - 31 January 2018

Little Bang Discovery Club

A science club for junior discoverers from 4 to 5 years.

  • 2 May, 9 May, 16 May and 23 May 2017
    For more details, click here

Children's Book Week

Activities are run each year in August to celebrate Children's Book Week. For details on Children's Book Week and the award winners go to The Children's Book Council of Australia website.

Download this Information

The Children's and Young Adult Service brochure contains all the information listed above.

Last updated on 23 November 2017