For more information, or to plan your visit view Visiting the Children’s Library.

Discover at the Library
Kids Top Reads

The most popular reads for kids right now. Hand picked and available on shelf.

Parenting Collection

Comprehensive range of books with information, ideas and support for grown ups and families.

Kids Comics

Fiction and Non-Fiction graphic novels and comics for kids.

Kids Fiction Collection

Huge range of books for kids of primary school age. Great for developing and independent readers.

Kids Non-Fiction Collection

Huge range of books for kids of primary school age. Great for developing and independent readers.

Children’s Magazines

Need something for the little ones to read that is entertaining, fun and educational? Ipswich Libraries offers a variety of children’s magazines to provide children with stories, activities and more. 

Easy Reader

Simple, short stories for young children just learning to read.


Picture books and board books suitable for 0-2 years old.


Picture books suitable for 2-3 years old.


Picture books suitable for 4-5 years old.

Children’s Movies

Our children’s movies are suitable for all ages and include educational programs like ‘Mozart’, favourites like ‘Play School and cartoon classics like Looney Tunes.

Family Movies

Ipswich Libraries offers family friendly movies that are suitable for all kids and kids-at-heart.  Movies include new releases, Marvel movies and all-time favourites.

Ask a Children’s Librarian

We love to talk books, information and reading. The specialised Children’s Library team is waiting to help. All you need to do is ask.

Discover Online

Britannica Online encyclopaedia provides extensive coverage of a huge range of subjects. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information for kids, teens and adults.


Busythings has over 130 games for 3-11 year olds teaching early literacy, numeracy, art, music concepts, and also just for fun. There are also free & paid iPhone, iPad & Android apps available.

Story Box Library

Story Box Library features Australian children’s books read by Australian voices, presented in high definition streaming videos you can watch on your PC, Mac, tablet or Smartphone.

Kinderling Kids Radio

Sing, dance and chill out with this award winning Australian audio streaming service that not only broadcasts music, but also stories, fun fables, nursery rhymes, meditations and edutainment programs for children aged zero to nine years old. Includes podcasts for parents and multi-lingual stories in Hindi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic and Greek.

Kinderling Kids Radio

How to unlock Kinderling Premium with your library card:

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Enter your library name (Ipswich Libraries)

Step 3: Enter your library card number

Step 4: Set up a Kinderling account

Step 5: Download the Kinderling app

Step 6: Log into your Kinderling account

For Grown Ups
Out & About
School and Group Visits

Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or have the Public Programming team come to you.

Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

Navigate safely your online resources, platforms, apps and games.  Learn the importance of keeping your personal information secure and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

This recorded presentation is a valuable resource for keeping your family safe in the online world. Nicole speaks from first-hand knowledge as both a professional Privacy Expert and as a Mum. Learn how important it is to keep your personal information safe online and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Watch the recording of Nicole Stephensen’s live presentation, delivered via Zoom on Thursday 4 June 2020, especially for Ipswich Libraries’ members.

A Zoom account is not required to view the 40 minute video, simply provide your name and email address before being re-directed to the recorded presentation.

Thank you to Nicole Stephensen from Ground Up Consulting for allowing Ipswich Libraries to share this important information.


Search the Ipswich Libraries website or online catalogue