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Holiday Programs
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School Holiday Programs

Make the most of the holidays with Ipswich Libraries and check out our range of events and activities. 

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Summer Reading Club

Unleash your curiosity at Ipswich Libraries these holidays. Discover curious creatures, test your knowledge at our family trivia night or release your inner creature at a drama workshop. Get creative, get connected and get reading for a chance to win great prizes.

Ages 0 - 5 (In the Library)
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Story Time

Enjoy the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month with books, songs, rhymes and movement. Starting from Tuesday 2 October, Story Time will held on both Tuesdays and Fridays at Springfield Central Library!

Story Time

Enjoy the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month with books, songs, rhymes and movement.

Ipswich Central Library holds a Story Time session every Thursday morning. Experience the visual language of AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Ipswich Story Time.

Springfield Central Library now holds twice weekly Story Time sessions, every Tuesday and Friday morning.

Redbank Plaza holds a monthly Story Time session on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

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Wriggle & Rhyme

Bounce, clap, wiggle and giggle as we share songs and stories with older babies and their parents and carers.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Share rhymes, songs and stories with other parents and babies in this four week program aimed at supporting early language learning.

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F5F: Toddler Time

Share rhymes, stories, songs, and movement to help develop language and social skills in your active toddler.

F5F: Toddler Time

Share rhymes, stories, songs, and movement to help develop language and social skills in your active toddler.

For Ages 18 months – 3 years with mums, dads, and/or carers.

Ages 0 - 5 (Out and About)
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First 5 Forever

Get active with your under five child as we bring interactive library programs that include movement, singing and sharing stories to venues in your community.

F5F: Pop-Up Library Fun for Little Ones

Spark your child’s creativity with different activities each session including stories, songs, music making and block play.

F5F: Pop-Up Library Fun for Little Ones

Spark your child’s creativity with different activities each session including stories, songs, music making and block play. Meet Bee-Bot, our child-friendly mini robot and other characters. Collect free books and activities to continue the fun at home.

Morning tea provided.
Ages 0-6 years

No bookings required.
Drop in and enjoy. Bring family and friends.

Out & About
F5F: Child Health & Immunisation Visits

Injecting a dose of Ipswich Libraries into the Child Health and Immunisation Program.

Engage with library staff in nurturing your child’s love of language and reading while you wait.

F5F: Visit to Playgroups & Community Groups

Introducing early literacy and numeracy as anywhere, anytime, interactive and fun experiences for the whole family to enjoy.
Let our First 5 Forever team bring the magic of stories, songs and rhymes to your group or centre.

School and Group Visits
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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 we can come to you.

Kid's Technology
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Kid’s Code Club

Interested in programming? This club is for you! Join in, learn to code and let your imagination rule.

Kid’s Code Club

Interested in programming? This club is for you! Join in, learn to code and let your imagination rule.

Build your coding skills with lots of different projects from Code Club Australia.

For kids aged 8-12 years.

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Friday Fun

Feed the creativity, imagination and curiosity of primary school aged children with a different STEAM inspired theme each month.

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Celebrate

Connect with culture within our library community in a special celebration of language and literacy.

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Minecraft – Survive the Invasion

Prepare to protect your village and its people from enemy attack. Build your defences in a fun survival challenge with other Minecraft fans.

Minecraft – Survive the Invasion

Prepare to protect your village and its people from enemy attack. Build your defences in a fun survival challenge with other Minecraft fans.

Some Minecraft skills are required.

Adults and Children (8+ years)

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In Touch With Tech

Get tech savvy with hands-on training sessions – from the basics in computers, internet and social networking to the newest gizmos and gadgets in virtual reality, robotics and 3D printing.

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