First 5 Forever, Babies & Toddlers

Summer Reading Club - Ages 0-5 years
1 December, 2021 - 31 January, 2022

Summer Reading Club

Join our Summer Reading Club, read some great books and complete the challenges to go into the draw to win some great prizes! And don't forget to come into the library to collect your free takeaway activity pack.
Click here to find the Summer Reading Club Challenge

Scavenger Hunt - All Library branches - All ages - No bookings required

January 2022 holiday fun

Test your skills of observations to complete our scavenger hunt.
Come into one of our library branches, pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the front counter and go on the hunt for the Koala crew.
There is a range of images and QR codes hidden throughout the library. Your mission is to find all 9 and complete the scavenger hunt to collect your prize.
If you do not have a smart device to scan the QR codes to reveal the Koala crew, please check out an iPad at the Circulation counter. (Membership card is required and limited devices will be available to complete the task.)

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Amazing Race Around Australia Escape Room - All ages - No bookings required

Test your riddle solving skills to complete our online challenges.
Take on our brain teasing challenges by working through our online Amazing Race around Australia escape rooms. Upon completion you will be given a code word.
Pop into your local library branch, visit the circulation counter and tell the staff member your code word to receive a prize.

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Rattle & Rhyme – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – 2yrs and under

mother holding baby

This is a family literacy program designed to encourage special interactions between you and your little one, under 2 years of age. Join us for a fun interactive 20 minute session full of stories, rhymes and finger plays. Learn those old traditional songs and some new ones too.

PLEASE NOTE: This activity will not be running until further notice.  Watch this page or Facebook for further updates. 

Hervey Bay Library

Tuesdays - 9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am

Hervey Bay Library Bookings

Maryborough Library

Wednesdays - 9:30am and 10:30am

Fridays - 10.30am and 11.30am

Maryborough Library Bookings

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. One ticket will accommodate up to 5 family members. Please name all attendees on ticket and we encourage you to BYO a blanket.

Numbers are limited so please be mindful of others and allow everyone the chance to attend.

The Fraser Coast Libraries are operating under Queensland Health Department COVID-19 regulations regarding contact tracing requirements, good hygiene practises and observing physical distancing.

We ask that you stay home if you are feeling unwell or are displaying COVID-19 or cold/flu symptoms, no matter how mild.

Under 5 Time - 5 Years and Under

Under 5 Time

Under 5 Time is an early literacy program designed for children under 5 years of age and their parents or carers.

Join us for a fun-filled program including stories, rhymes, music and movement for children 5 years and under.

This is a fun way to encourage language and listening skills, promote attention and curiosity and develop your child's manual ability and creativity.

PLEASE NOTE: This activity will not be running until further notice.  Watch this page or Facebook for further updates. 

Hervey Bay Library BookingsHoward Library Bookings

Maryborough Library BookingsTiaro Library Bookings

First 5 forever logo

The first 5 forever program aims to provide strong early literacy foundations for all children zero to five years by directly supporting parents and primary Caregivers as their child’s most important educator.

Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years. The more you talk, read, sing and play with your child the more their brain responds. 

A great start in life

A great start in life starts with you. In the first years of life, your child’s brain develops faster than any other stage. During this time, the simple things you do together each day can have an enormous impact.

Talk, read, sing and play

Sharing stories, rhymes, singing, talking and playing with your child from birth builds a foundation for your child’s future development that can last a lifetime.

First 5 forever brochure

For more ideas and resources visit  First 5 Forever ( and first 5 forever Facebook page


First 5 forever at Fraser Coast Libraries

Fraser Coast Libraries offers a range of activities for Under 5’s.

Stories for Little Queenslanders 

Spark your child's love of reading with State Library of Queensland’s new series of picture books which are exclusive to First 5 Forever.  Follow this link to download or listen to each book.

Here at Fraser Coast Libraries we will be focusing on one of these titles each fortnight. 

Why not try our escape room challenges based on the Little Queenslander Titles?

Engage with our videos on YouTube and visit one of the Fraser Coast Library’s branches to collect a take home pack with loads of fun playtime and STEAM activities that you can do at home. 

Under 5s Stories & Activities Playlist


eLibrary resources for children