At Home Brain & Boredom Busters

At Home Brain & Boredom Busters

There are many resources and activities you can access from home. We've gathered some of those related to libraries, literacy and reading below.


Your library membership lets you download, stream and use the library at home with our eResources. Find them all here.

Online Kids' Programs

We're excited to bring you two of our most popular kids' programs to you online. Join us for Giggle & Wiggle Online (ages 0-2) and Online Story Time (ages 3-5), with library staff sharing some of our favourite songs, rhymes and Australian picture books.

Thank you to the Australian Society of Authors, Australian Publishers' Association and the Australian Library and Information Association for allowing us to bring stories to you in this way.

Explore Canberra and its history

Discover historical images of Canberra through the ACT Heritage Library's photograph collection.

Explore the service of men and women from the district on the ACT Memorial and read some of their stories.

Reading & literacy activities plus authors & illustrators

There are many reading and literacy related activities and resources available online, and some of our wonderful local authors sharing their stories and book reviews and chats online, as are authors around the world, mainly through their social media channels. Try the recommendations below.Better Reading podcast

Technology learning & resources online


Multilingual resources for kids

Cultural institutions

Visit the websites of cultural institutions who have a range of podcasts, webinars, audio on demand, classroom resources, family activities, and more online. They include