Event Calendar

See the full range of events offered by the South Perth Libraries - there is something for everyone! Kids, teens, adults and seniors. Join us at an event to meet like minded people people, learn new skills or spark your creativity. A convenient button allows you to add events to your personal calendar.

What's on by Category

Rhymetime and Storytime

It's rhymetime! Songs, rhymes and fun for the under twos.

Sessions are held at South Perth Library every Wednesday at 9.30am and 10.30am, and at Manning Library every Thursday at 9.30am and 10.30am.

It's storytime! Stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers.

Sessions are held at South Perth Library every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am, and at Manning Library every Wednesday and Friday at 10.30am.

Rhymetime and storytime sessions are free, no bookings required.


Kids Clubs

Do you love books, fun and meeting other kids? Join our clubs program - it's free! All you need is your own library card and you can become a member. We have clubs for kids from Year 1 through to Year 6. Contact South Perth or Manning Library to find out more.

Email kidsread@southperth.wa.gov.au for more information.

Lego Club

Do you love LEGO? We do! Join our LEGO Club monthly at both Manning and South Perth Library.

Sessions for 2018 commence Saturday 3rd February at South Perth Library and Saturday 17th February at Manning Library.

LEGO Club is free and there is no need to register, just turn up on the day! All LEGO is provided.

Sessions run from 10.00am - 12.00pm

You can stay for as long as you like within the session.

Email kidsread@southperth.wa.gov.au for more information.

Check the calendar for 2018 dates or download the poster.

School Holidays

There are always lots of things happening at the libraries during school holidays.

Check out the calendar and keep an eye out for flyers in the libraries when the holidays are getting close.


Improve and practice English in an educational environment.

Songs, rhymes and stories plus interactive activities to develop children's confidence and language.

Parents and children participate in the activities gaining the benefits of improving their spoken English.

Registration forms are available from Manning and South Perth Libraries or send an email.

For more information email kidsread@southperth.wa.gov.au

South Perth Young Writers Award

The South Perth Young Writers Award encourages excellence in creative writing. It is open to all students who live or go to school within the City of South Perth. There are five age categories for prose and the Award is open to all students from Year 1 through to Year 12.

Entries for 2019 open in January.

View the 2018 Anthology.

For more information email spywa@southperth.wa.gov.au

Early Readers

Just learning how to read? Our early reader collection is for you. Great stories to get you to love reading.

Download our Early Reader guide.

LOTE Collection

The libraries have a growing collection of books for young people in Languages Other than English.

eResources for Kids

Want to know more about eResources for kids? Click the button below.