Programs for Preschoolers

24 March 2020

Due to the COVID–19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all library branches are now closed until further notice.

During this time, the following applies to all library services:

  • After hours chutes are open at all locations 24/7 to return your items
  • Due dates on all loaned items are being automatically renewed
  • No overdue fines are being applied, as of Monday 16 March 2020
  • Reservation of collections has been suspended
  • Digital resources can be accessed from our eLibrary and via the Library App
  • Digital membership is available here
  • Our staff are available Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.

Call us: 9847 6100

Email us: library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Download our Library App

The Hornsby Libraries App is available to download from the App Store (for Apple iOS devices) and the Google Play Store (for Android devices).

In the app you can:

  • Search the library catalogue and browse curated collections
  • Manage your loans (including renewals)
  • Link your children’s library cards to manage their loans
  • Carry your library card on your phone


Check out our eLibrary page at https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/elibrary to access a wide range eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more.


Benefits of Storytime

What will my child get from Storytime?

An introduction to a wide range of books and stories, as well as chance to socialise with other children and an opportunity to develop motor and language skills.

How can we get the most out of Storytime?

  • Please arrive on time so that your child does not miss any of the session;
  • For privacy reasons, please do not take photos or videos.
  • Listen to the stories with your child;
  • Encourage your child to participate in the activities;
  • If your child becomes restless, upset or excessively noisy, please feel free to leave the session until your child has settled.

Introduces babies and toddlers to the world of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.

Free sessions are held every week during school term, with no booking required.

Hornsby Library - 10am

Pennant Hills Library - 10am

A vibrant half hour of stories, action songs and movement.

Free sessions are held every week during school term, with no booking required.

Hornsby Library - 11am

Join us for half an hour of stories, songs, rhymes and simple craft activities.

Free sessions are held every week during school term, with no booking required.

Hornsby Library - 10.00 am
Hornsby Library - 11.00 am
Pennant Hills Library - 10.00 am

Pennant Hills Library - 10.00 am
Pennant Hills Library - 11.00 am

Hornsby Library - 10.00 am

Berowra Library - 10.30 am

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

Free sessions during school term, with no bookings required.

Chinese/English: last Thursday of the month
Hornsby Library - 10.00 am

Korean/English: second Tuesday of the month
Hornsby Library - 11.00 am