Our Library Service offers a variety of services and programs for infants, children and young people. The library is the perfect place to support the development of early literacy skills.
We hold school holiday activities for primary aged children, as well as afterschool activities throughout the year. For more information on what's on in the school holidays and afterschool check the What's on @ the Library section of the website.
The themed sessions run for approximately 45 minutes and consist of stories and an age relevant craft activity or creative play. Children from ages 0-5 years are welcome to attend Storytime. Storytime is free and no bookings are required.
Storytime is held at the Crookwell Library every Thursday at 11:30am during the school term.
Gunning Library at 10.45am every first and third Friday during the school term.
Storytime is not held during school holidays.
Design, build, create, play @ Lego Club
A mix of guided themes and free play sessions to encourage design, creativity, sharing
Gunning Library, Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 - 4:45pm during the school term.
Crookwell Library, Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30pm during the school term.
For ages 5 years and up.
Lego Club is not held during school holidays.
Giggle and Wiggle @ Gunning Library
Giggle and Wiggle is for babies and toddlers from 0 – 3 years of age, and their parents or carers. At Giggle & Wiggle, we sing songs, share rhymes and play games.
Giggle and Wiggle is held at the Gunning Library at 11am every second and fourth Friday of the month during the school term.
Giggle and Wiggle is not held during school holidays.
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children (ages 3-12) the joys of reading.
Tumblebooks includes Graphic novels, Maths Stories, Non Fiction books, Ebooks and Read-Along Chapter books. There is a wide range of reading levels and longer-format books for children of all ages and reading abilities.
Premier's Reading Challenge
The Library supports the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge by stocking many of the titles on the list. Library staff can assist students to locate books to read.
The Premier's Reading Challenge is available for all NSW students in years K to 9. The Challenge aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and to enable students to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.
The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge website has information and advice such as book lists, rules, FAQs and online registration.
Summer Reading Club
Each year the Crookwell and Gunning Libraries conduct the Summer Reading Club from 1st December - 31st January. The Summer Reading Club is for preschoolers, primary and secondary students. Participation in the Summer Reading Club is FREE!
The Summer Reading Club encourages children and young people to discover great authors and illustrators and encourages a love of reading during the holidays.
Participants in the program receive a themed activity pack with stickers, bookmarks, a reading log and an age appropriate activity booklet. Participants can also visit the Summer Reading Club website which provides fun and engaging online activities such as book raves, writing competitions, games and recommended reading lists.
To register for the Summer Reading Club visit the Crookwell or Gunning Library in early December to fill in the registration form and pick up your activity pack.
HSC Collection and Resources
The HSC Collection consists of study notes and guides on a wide variety of subjects including maths, science, english, legal studies, history and physics. Items in the HSC Collection are available for loan.
The Board of Studies has a collection of past HSC examination papers that students can use to assist with exam preparation.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has a CSU Guide for HSC Students which has links to past exams and study guides; tips for finding and evaluating online information; and free online resources for each year 12 subject.