What’s on during the October school holidays?

Oct School Holidays




September 23, 2014 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Library Closure – Monday 1 September

The South Perth and Manning Libraries will be closed on Monday 1 September for an essential upgrade to our library system.

Items can be returned using the after-hours chute at South Perth Library.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

August 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

Happy Children’s Book Week!

August 16 to 22 is Children’s Book Week and this year the theme is Connect to Reading. The 2014 Book of the Year Awards have just been announced, and here they are:

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Winner: Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Honour Books: Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near and The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Winner: City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks

Honour Books: My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg and Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer, illustrated by Brian Simmonds

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Winner: The Swap by Jan Ormerod, illustrated by Andrew Joyner

Honour Books: I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, illustrated by Ann James and Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Picture Book of the Year

Winner: Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Honour Books: King Pig by Nick Bland and Silver Buttons by Bob Graham

Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Winner: Jeremy by Christopher Faille, illustrated by Danny Snell

Honour Books: Welcome to My Country by Laklak Burarrwanga and Family and Ice, Wind, Rock by Peter Gouldthorpe


Come along to the South Perth Library tomorrow (Saturday 16 August) at 10:30am for a special family session for parents and children to attend together presented by author/ illustrator Karen Blair (shortlisted for the awards this year). Click here to book your free ticket.


Make sure you book in for The Reading Hour on Tuesday 19 August 4:30pm. Be entertained by Eco Faerie Cara and storyteller extraordinaire Glenn Swift and enjoy a yummy sausage sizzle. Get your free ticket here.


Will your class be coming to any of our sessions at the libraries? If so, we look forward to seeing you!


Enjoy Children’s Book Week 2014!


August 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Celebrate The Reading Hour!

Reading Hour poster 2014 Click here to book.

August 14, 2014 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Chinese Storytime

Our next Harmony Storytime is on at South Perth Library next Monday 28th July featuring songs and stories in Chinese.

Come along and join us. Please bring a plate of food to share.

July 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

Hey Dragons and Secrets!

Make sure you check the Dragon and Secret pages for updates about your next meetings!

There’s some really awesome stuff coming up for you 🙂

July 23, 2014 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Lego Club July 2014

Lego Club just keeps getting bigger!

You can check out all the fabulous creations from the July meeting here.

See you all on Saturday 2nd August!

July 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Harmony Storytime

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Our next Harmony Storytime session is just around the corner!

What is Harmony Storytime you say?
We are celebrating the different cultures of our Storytime families with a series of Storytimes in languages other than English. Let us know if you would like to volunteer to share a story, sing a song or bring cultural items.

Monday 23 June


Manning Library
cnr Manning Rd and Goss Ave, Manning

Please bring a plate of food to share. No bookings required.

June 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Lego Club May 2014

The photos of creations built at the May meeting are now up on our flickr. Click here to take a look.

Make sure you drop by South Perth Library to check out the display of some of the most impressive creations.

See you at the next meeting on Saturday 7th June.

May 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Harmony Storytime

Our next Harmony Storytime session is just around the corner!

Monday 26 May


South Perth Library Function Room

Please bring a plate of food to share.

May 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

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Manning Library
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Ph: 9474 0822

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Ph: 9474 0800

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