Is your child aged between 0 and 5? Register them as a library member and get a free picture book to keep and discover what the library has to offer them and you (while stocks last, between 12 November 2020 and 14 February 2021). A special children's membership card is available.
We were honoured to recently have award-winning Wiradjuri writer, teacher, academic and essayist, Dr Jeanine Leane join us for an author conversation. Click through to listen and watch Canberra journalist, Louise Maher talk with Jeanine about coming from Wiradjuri land and memories of her childhood, which provided some inspiration for "Purple Threads".
Would you like to help develop your child's language and literacy skills? Join us for an online speechie library talk and find out how you can support your child's language and literacy development at home.
Help keep the brain active, reduce stress, get inspired and find joy in books with us, and the rest of Australia for Australia Reads. Take the pledge and register for the Australian Reading hour and read anything you like for 1 hour, anytime, anywhere on 12 November.
Kids can become a mad food scientist, explore the world of fossils and dinosaurs, get creative with storytelling and LEGO, and discover the world around them with Floriade Reimagined and the Little Listeners podcast. All activities that can be done from the comfort of your home. Click through for details.
We are kicking off with broadcaster/journalist Andrew Bell chatting with Shane W Smith, local award-winning graphic novelist, screenwriter and author of the fan-favourite Undad trilogy.
Watch it now!
We’ve got lots for you and the kids to do together at home with us during Floriade Reimagined this spring. Make your own story stones, enjoy an interactive listening and imagining experience, go on a nature scavenger hunt, get creative with Floriade-inspired crafts, plus more.
We’re so excited to launch a new trial Mystery Box delivery service! If your access to the library is currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, you can register to give this a try and tell us what you think. You pick your preferred genre and we’ll create a surprise Mystery Box just for you. Click through for all the details.
6207 7265 | 9.30am–5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Do you or someone you know need help joining online or getting started with our FREE digital resources? While our branches are closed due to COVID-19, call 6207 7265 and one of our friendly staff will help take you step by step through what to do.
Here are some answers to the most common questions we have been asked about being closed, and the current services we can and can't provide.
Help us capture the lives and experiences of Canberrans during the COVID-19 pandemic. These unprecedented times will mark an important part of our history. Click to find out how you can contribute to the Archive.
Happy National Science Week 2020! We're so excited to launch our new Maker Kits for you to take science and tech home, plus support the Canberra Women of Science and Art. We've also got some science themed Story Times, Giggle & Wiggle and book suggestions.
Are you staying home these school holidays? We've got some great ways to keep the kids entertained with Shelly Unwin's baddies writing workshop, Brick Club Challenge, Story Stones at home and Left Lane Outreach Theatre Podcast.
Hello! Yuma! We’re excited to be celebrating National Reconciliation Week with Tracks to Reconciliation 2020 Online. Join local Aboriginal song writer Johnny Huckle singing his favourite tunes, online Wiradjuri story time with Larry Brandy, a bush tucker cooking demonstration, downloadable activities for children, and more!
11am, Wednesday 27 May
Celebrate the event's 20th year! Join us online and hear our special guests Tara Cheyne MLA, Tania McCartney, Nicole Godwin and Shelly Unwin reading Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford. Click through for all the details and to check out some great Chicken Diva activities and resources.
You can help the ACT Heritage Library capture the experiences of the people of Canberra and the surrounding community during this unprecedented time. Your photos and videos can become part of an archive that will be preserved for future generations, so they can get a glimpse into our lives during this time. Click through to contribute.
You've been asking and now the wait is over. Join in the singing and actions with us online and with your babies and toddlers (aged 0-2). We will bring you a new videos every Monday.
We're excited to bring you Online Story Time with library staff sharing some of their favourite Australian picture books.
A great digital resource to introduce young kids to the fundamentals of coding. They will have a blast learning how to create, run and debug simple programs via tutorials, challenges and projects.
Are you up for our reading challenge? It’s not a competition – unless you make it one - but it is a great way to kickstart your discovery of new books.
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