Children’s Programs

Shoalhaven Libraries offers regular childrens' programs which support learning in a fun and supportive environment. 

Regular Childrens' Programs at Nowra Library 

Bookworms Book Club
Bookworms Book Club 

A monthly book club for children aged 5-12 which includes sharing stories and interacting with books. Each session is themed and involves a craft or activity and lots of fun! One Wednesday afternoon a month at 4 - 4.45pm


It’s never too early to introduce your children to the wonder and magic of reading. Our Story Time sessions are designed to teach young children about the joy and beauty of books through stories, songs and craft. For ages 2-5. 10am every second Tuesday during school term at Nowra Library, 11am every second Tuesday during school term at Ulladulla Library. Visit our events & programs calendar for dates and details.    
Outreach Storytime

Can’t get to the library? Did you know we can bring Storytime to you? Our Outreach Storytime program is perfect for pre-schools, playgroups and kindergartens that can’t make it to our library Storytimes. We will bring stories, songs and craft to you! Contact the library to book a time.

Music, rhyme and repetition for 0- 18 months. Every second Thursday at 10am during school term.

Paws 'n' Tales
Paws’n’Tales is an exciting new reading program for children aged 4 to 8 years. Reading to a friendly trained dog increases confidence, self-esteem and literacy skills in children, and helps them to discover the joy of reading. Based on the successful Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program, Paws’n’Tales is the first affiliated R.E.A.D. group in Australia! Watch this video or click here to find out more about this unique program. 
Bookings are essential. See below for more information, or contact Carla on 4429 3712 or

       Visit our 
events & programs calendar for dates and details. 

Regular Childrens' Programs at Sanctuary Point Library 

Stories and crafts for 2- 5 year olds. 
Rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. 
Reading Rewards 
Collect your card and start reading. One stamp for every time you borrow at the library. Collect ten stamps for a reward!

                                          Visit our events & programs calendar for dates and details.  

Music, rhyme and repetition for 0-2 years.
10:30 am once a month
Books, songs and craft for 2-5 year olds
11:00am once a month (after Rhymetime)  

  Visit our events & programs calendar for dates and details. 

Milton Library also offers Do-It-Yourself Craft sessions every day during library opening hours (10:30am - 5pm Wednesdays & Fridays). Enjoy a book and themed craft! 

Check the events & programs calendar for more details on regular childrens' programs at all our branches.   

Paws 'n' Tales


Paws'N'Tales is an innovative and award-winning reading program for children aged 4 to 8 years of age who have literacy issues. Based on the successful R.E.A.D (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program in America, Paws 'N' Tales is the first affiliated group in Australia. Paws 'N' Tales is currently running at Nowra Library, where trained volunteer teams are providing weekly sessions for children. 

The program aims to improve participants' communication skills and confidence by reading aloud to a well-trained dog.

You can learn more about the program by watching this video or by contacting Carla DeCasti on 4429 3712 or

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Events for Kids


National Simultaneous Storytime - Nowra Library - 25 May 11am


Storytime - Sanctuary Point - 26 May 10:30am


Storytime - Sanctuary Point - 27 May 10:30am