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Read & listen

Books to try
Books to try
Don't know what to read next? Have we got some tales and stories for you! Browse resources to find an exciting title to read and then search the catalogue to get it at our libraries.
Kids reading room
Kids eReading Room from OverDrive
For kids 12 years and under, this eLibrary includes popular and award winning fiction, non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, eAudiobooks and videos. To borrow, you can download books using free software or read in your browser. Help?

Easy to borrow and download, use the BorrowBox app or your computer to browse popular eAudiobook titles, including a great selection of Australian and children's content. Enjoy on your smartphone, mp3 player or computer. You can borrow and reserve 10 audiobooks fortnightly from Bolinda; loan periods are 14 days for all items.

Please see our Customer Information Sheet [PDF - 480KB] for help getting started. For more details, browse online help or lodge a support request.

International Childrens Digital Library
International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)
Explore free access to high-quality digital children's books from around the world, in a variety of languages using the ICDL. Browse by age, genre, book length, character types, language or even the colour of a book's cover.
Magpies Magazine
Want to find out what to read next and what's new in children's literature? Magpies Magazine offers reviews of new children's and young adult books online, including children's literature articles and interviews.

Story Box
Story Box Library
Designed to create a love of stories and storytelling in children young and old, Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers.
Create a love of reading with online picture books! TumbleBooks are electronic versions of existing picture books with additional animation, sound, music and narration.
who next
Who Next...?
Who Next...? is a resource for children and young people that suggests authors and series based on their favourite authors. Age groups include: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+. Who Next...? also suggests suitable titles for dyslexic and reluctant readers. Please see our Customer Information Sheet [PDF - 260KB] for further details.

Learn & play

10 Monkeys
10 Monkeys
A fun and easy way to practice maths skills. There are thousands of activities to choose from with beach, jungle, space and safari themes. Suitable for children aged 6 to 10 years.
Britannica Library
Britannica Library
Britannica Library is an online encyclopaedia, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus for primary and secondary students and adults. Find encyclopedia articles, Britannica-approved websites, journals, multimedia, thousands of biographies and other learning materials. Please see our Customer Information Sheet [PDF - 515KB] for details on getting started with Britannica.
Busy things
Busy Things
An online resource for children, Busy Things features 130+ fun games and learning activities in areas such as communication, language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.
Coding resources
Coding Resources
Learn to code through online games and coding challenges.
Homework help
Study Help
Try Study Help, a selection of web links and online resources on subjects such as: art, English, Geography, History, Maths and Science, plus Study Skills and Resources.

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