Children & Young Adults


YourTutor is an online, one-to-one help for students in years 3-12 with homework and study questions, a free service offered by Lithgow Library Learning Centre, Lithgow City Council and sponsorship by Centennial Coal. Students can get help with questions in maths, writing, English, science and more, by connecting to a network of qualified subject experts on-demand, or by uploading a written file any time for feedback within 24 hours. For more information about this free service click here.


Storytime is held each week on Wednesday at 10.30 am at the Lithgow Library Main St branch. This activity is free and designed for preschool children accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Join us for songs, stories and craft presented in a fun, engaging session.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time

Thursday 10.30 to 11.00 am

Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time is for 0-2 year olds and their parents or carers.

The sessions  involve singing, talking, bouncing and some musical instruments which will help foster your baby’s early literacy development.

So come along, meet some new people and have some fun!

All sessions are free and no booking is required.

Contact Kellie for more information (02) 6352 9100

Books for Babies

The "Books for Babies" program assists carers in developing reading and communication skills in a manner that is fun for everyone concerned. It's our way of supporting the "Spread the Word" initiative originally introduced by Lithgow Learning City.

Lithgow Library Learning Centre in conjunction with Lithgow Community Health distribute a book kit to all new mothers while they are accommodated at the hospital's (Private and Public) maternity sections.

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.

Any new mothers who may have been overlooked during the distribution process are most welcome to visit the Lithgow Library Learning Centre where we will present them with a "Books for Babies Reading Pack".

The Books for Babies principle will be reinforced during baby's 18 months immunisation clinic, where mothers will be presented with a second instalment of the kit, compliments of Centrelink.

Have you got your FREE BOOK KIT yet?

If not, collect yours now from the  Lithgow Library Learning Centre.

School Holidays

Children’s activities held during most school holidays at Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang libraries. Upcoming activities are advertised on the Library Events page

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:

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Books for Babies

Children s Library

Book Week

Book Week is celebrated each year in August. Any book written by an Australian author published in the calendar year prior to the current calendar year can be nominated. Titles are submitted to a group of judges one from each state and territory. A notable list is created and the shortlist is developed. In August, the winners are announced. Each year there is a different theme to capture the joy of children's books.

The library holds different activities during Book Week. This year the library will be visiting different schools and organising tours of the library. Each year there is a competition held between all school.

The categories usually are:

  • pre-school
  • infants
  • primary upper/lower
  • high school

A local person from the community is invited to be judge and prizes are awarded during a presentation at the end of the week.