For Kids & Youths

We have lots of great resources and services for kids as well as study and educational resources for older children.

For Kids

Bilingual Storytime
Bring your pre-schooler along and enjoy stories and rhymes in Chinese/English and Korean/English followed by a fun craft activity.

Holiday Activities
Hornsby Shire Libraries run special activities during school holidays. Details of these events are provided on the Activities and Events webpage prior to each school holiday period.

Internet access
Available at all Library branches

Launchpads, Discovery Boxes and VOX Books
Discover a new learning adventure at Hornsby Library with three stimulating and exciting collections introduced for kids.

ebooks for young readers
The Kids and Youth eReading Room is a section of Hornsby Shire Library’s existing OverDrive website that displays eBook and eAudiobook content for children and young adults.

Story Box Library
See and hear your favourite stories come to life read by Nick Cave, Justine Clarke, Eddie Perfect, Kate Ritchie, Andrew Hansen, Missy Higgins, Shane Jacobson and many more.

Premier's Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge is open to children in years K-9.

Preschool Storytime sessions
Storytime sessions are designed for children aged 0-5 years. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and simple craft activities.

Keep your children safe online
Learn more about keeping your children safe online.

Kids Online Counselling Helplink
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

This government website contains information on reporting, talking about and stopping cyberbullying.

Mid Term Science Programs in collaboration with theChildren’s Discovery Museum

Little Bang Discovery Club

A four week program aimed for 3 to 5 year olds with an adult lab-assistant. In this stimulating and hands on program children will develop ideas and skills that will inspire further scientific exploration, discovery and learning. There will be lots of interactive activities, question and answer time and a Discovery Box and book is loaned to each child for four weeks to allow more exploring at home.

Junior Science Club

A four week program aimed for 6 to 8 years young scientists. Participants will be able to learn and explore themes from different branches of science through numerous practical experiments.

Young Investigators Club

A four week program aimed for 9 to 12 years young scientists. In this stimulating program children will be involved in lots of practical experiments and will be able to investigate different fields of science.

Bookings for these sessions can be made at

Coding Courses with Code4Fun

Sessions for Year 2 – Year 4 students and Year 4 – Year 7 students.

Students learn the main programming concepts while creating their own computer games and interactive animated projects.

Bookings for these sessions can be accessed through the library events page at

For Youths

HSC Resources
Check out the catalogue for all HSC info resources at your library and online.

HSC Study Lab
State Library of NSW HSC Base Camp

Homework Assistance
Do you need assistance with your homework? Check out all the resources online and at your library

OverDrive Kids and Youth eReading Room
The Kids and Youth eReading Room is a section of Hornsby Shire Library’s existing OverDrive website that displays eBook and eAudiobook content for children and young adults.

Senior Geography Projects
This webpage is intended to give guidance to students undertaking Senior Geography projects and similar assignments on local areas in Hornsby Shire.

Youth programs at your library
Check out the Events Calendar for events and workshops such as coding and creative writing workshops

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