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Join us for fun stories and rhymes at your local library

Free Storytime and Rhymetime sessions are back, bigger than ever at local Sunshine Coast Libraries!

Nurture your child’s love of language by reading and singing together at Sunshine Coast Council’s free weekly early-literacy sessions at library branches across the region.

Did you know that up to 90 per cent of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years? So, the more you read and talk with your child, the more their brain responds.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said council’s libraries were a great place for families to visit and the Storytime and Rhymetime sessions were ideal for enthusiastic young learners.  

“Storytime sessions for children aged two to five are the perfect activity for parents and caregivers to give their children the best start in life, and they’re also great fun,” Cr Law said.

“Storytime sessions include stories, rhymes and songs to encourage language and listening skills, promote attention and curiosity.”

The Rhymetime sessions are designed for ages six months to two years and aim to help babies develop pre-literacy and language skills.

To secure a spot at Storytime and Rhymetime be sure to register online by visiting the library website library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Storytime sessions

BranchSession time
BeerwahTuesday 9.30 – 10.30am
CaloundraWednesday 9.30 – 10.30am
CoolumThursday 9.30 – 10.30am
KawanaThursday 9.30 – 10.30am
MalenyThursday 9.30 – 10.30am
MaroochydoreTuesday 9.30 – 10.30am
NambourWednesday 9.30 – 10.30am

Rhymetime sessions

BranchSession time
BeerwahFriday 9.30 – 10am
CaloundraTuesday 9.30 – 10am
CoolumWednesday 9.30 – 10am
KawanaTuesday 9.30 – 10am
MalenyFriday 9.30 – 10am
MaroochydoreWednesday 9.30 – 10am
 Thursday 10.30am – 11am
NambourTuesday 9.30 – 10am
 Tuesday 10.30am – 11am

In line with the Queensland Government Public Health Directions customers are no longer required to check-in before entering a Sunshine Coast Council Library or to wear a mask. However, customers are encouraged to wear a mask wherever they cannot physically distance.

Sunshine Coast Libraries also offer a range of online early literacy sessions and resources to aid your child’s development during their first five years.

To stay up-to-date on library news, subscribe to the library eNewsletter and follow Sunshine Coast Libraries on Facebook.

Please note Storytime and Rhymetime sessions do not run on public holidays or during school holidays.

Image description: Library staff reading to children

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