Babies and Toddlers


Come in and pick up your free takeaway activity pack and sign up for our online holiday program.  Great prizes to be won!

The program runs from 19 September to 3 October 2020 and pre-registration is available from 16 September 2020.

You can join the program from home at or come into the library at the following times and we will be available to help you sign up –

Branch Date & Time
Howard Library

Tuesday 22 September 10am-noon

Burrum Heads Library

Tuesday 22 September 2pm-4pm

Hervey Bay Library

Wednesday 23 September 10am-noon

Thursday 24 September 2pm-4pm

Maryborough Library

Wednesday 23 September 2pm-4pm

Thursday 24 September 10am-noon

Tiaro Library

Thursday 24 September 10am-noon

Our libraries have free wi-fi so you are welcome to come in and use our wi-fi to complete the program.

Under 5s Stories & Activities Playlist

Rattle and Rhyme

It is never too early to talk, read, sing and play with your child. Rattle & Rhyme features songs, rhymes and finger plays to promote early literacy and language development for infants up to two (2) years.   Learn those old traditional songs, and some new ones too in a friendly and relaxing group.   Sessions run for 30 minutes.

  • Hervey Bay Library - Thursdays at 9:30am and 10:30am and Fridays at 9:30am and 10:30am (continuing all year)
  • Maryborough Library - Mondays at 10:30am and Fridays at 9:30am (continuing all year)

Toddler Time

This is a fun, interactive session for toddlers who like to move.  Join us for stories, action songs, rhymes, dance and sensory activities for children 18 months to 3 years.

Location Time
Hervey Bay Library Mondays at 9:30am and 10:30am (during school terms)
Maryborough Library Tuesday at 9:30am (during school terms)


Storytime is an interactive program for preschool children featuring songs, rhymes, stories and craft. This is a free event conducted in a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on fun for all preschool children, babies and their caregivers.

This program is designed to help prepare your children for school and encourages:

  • good listening skills;
  • fine and gross motor skills development and coordination;
  • memory, sequencing and rhyming skills; and
  • social interaction, creativity and family fun.

Sessions are held at -

Location Time
Hervey Bay Library Tuesdays at 9:30am, 10.30am and 11:30am (during school terms) and Saturdays at 10:30am (continuing all year)
Maryborough Library Wednesdays at 9:30am (during school terms) and Saturdays at 10:30am (continuing all year)
Tiaro Library 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am (during school terms)
Howard Library 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30am (during school terms)
Burrum Heads Library 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:30am (during school terms)

Playtime Sessions

Play is central to your children's learning and development so come along to our Playtime and have some fun interacting with your child. All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/ carer. This is a free event conducted in a relaxed atmosphere designed for parent/carers to have some fun interacting with the children in their care.

  • Maryborough Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Hervey Bay Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am

Reading Stars

Reading Stars is a fun way for your child to get started with reading.  Sharing and talking about books with your child before they start school will help them learn to read and write.  Children 5 years and under who have their own Fraser Coast Libraries’ card can participate.  This is how it works –

  • Sign your child up for their own membership card (it’s free);
  • Collect  your child’s Reading Star card;
  • Each time your child borrows from the library on their own card, get their Reading Star card punched; and
  • Once your child has 10 stars punched, collect a free book to keep.