Storytime is a fun weekly program of stories, sons and craft that encourages a love of books and reading. Each session is designed to help develop skills such as language development, imagination, listening, creativity and fine motor skills.
Special Storytimes are held throughout the year to celebrate occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Grandparents Day, Harmony Day and many others. Visit our Special Event page for the latest special Storytime.
No Bookings are required for this free, weekly event.
Storytime is held every Wednesday at Lithgow Library at 10.30am
Storytime is held every Tuesday at Wallerawang Library at 10.30am
Storytime is held every Tuesday at Portland Library at 10.30am
Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time
Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time is a program developed for parents (carers) and babies aged 0-24 months. It consists of 20-30 minutes of songs and rhymes. The sessions are interactive, fun and beneficial to both parent and child.
Singing and rhymes are part of early literacy. Early literacy is the foundation of learning to read. Singing develops your child’s communication, voice development and helps with their emotional well-being.
Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time is held every Thursday at Lithgow Library at 10.30am during school terms. Bookings are not required for this free program.
Books for Babies
The Books for Babies initiative sees an information pack with a new book given to every new parent in the Lithgow area. We hope that by giving every new family the gift of reading we will help develop a lifelong love of books and reading.
Reading to your child, even newborn babies, for just ten minutes a day can greatly improve their language development, the ease with which they learn to read, and their future skills development.
Lithgow Library Learning Centre in conjunction with Lithgow Community Health distribute a book kit to all new parents while they are accommodated at Lithgow Hospital.
The kit contains information and resources aimed at sharing many wonderful hours introducing, from birth the joys of communication. As well as a complimentary story book and reusable library bag, the kit contains suggestions on ways to best utilise time to encourage a love of reading.
A variety of school holiday activities are held at Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang Libraries during each school holiday break. Times and days vary. Please check our Special Events page for more information.
Computer Gaming Group
Let’s Play on the Nintendo Switch –Super Smash Bros, MarioKart, Minecraft, just to name a few. Every Tuesday 3-6pm. BYO controllers if you have them – some controllers are available on the day. BYO games if you like. All ages welcome, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Table Top Games
Suitable for young and old table top games are held every Friday afternoon in the Lithgow Library Main Street branch meeting room from 3.30pm-6pm. World War 2 battle games, Warhammer and Star Wars games are played. Open to all ages but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Child Protection Policy
Child Protection Policy
Policy 4.7 - Lithgow LIbrary Learning Centre Child Protection Policy is held within the policy register of Lithgow City Council and can be downloaded from the following page: