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Marrickville Library and History Services has a large selection of children's books, CDs, DVDs, talking books, and kits (books and CDs) for loan. Our children's collection caters for kids of all ages – from babies, to preschoolers and primary school children.

A midsummers autumn night – a Shakespearian travesty

Come to a very fun ‘Shakespeare in the Library’ event. It’s been 400 years since William Shakespeare departed this world (or as he might say, “shuffled off this mortal coil”), and we are paying tribute by honouring his legacy with stories, improvisation, songs and a chance to act out a Shakespearian tale. Light refreshments provided. 

For 5-12 year olds. Adult supervision is required for children aged 10 and younger.

  • Tuesday 31 May, 6pm-7pm, Marrickville Library book here

Bookings start Monday 11 April.

Bilingual Baby Rhymetime as part of Open Marrickville

Open Marrickville is a ten day Council festival celebrating culture and diversity through storytelling, music, dance, art, theatre, food and simply gathering together. This year, immerse your child in diverse languages at bilingual baby rhymetime sessions across all branches.

Stories will be presented in Vietnamese, Portuguese, Greek, an Aboriginal language and Nepali. Guests will also receive a free bilingual nursery rhyme book at these special sessions during Open Marrickville. Free. For ages 0-2 years.

  • Monday 20 June, 10.30-11am (Vietnamese at Marrickville Library)
  • Tuesday 21 June, 10.30-11am (Portuguese at Dulwich Hill Library)
  • Wednesday 22 June, 10.30am-11am (Greek at Stanmore Library)
  • Thursday 23 June, 10.30-11am (an Aboriginal language at Marrickville Library)
  • Friday 24 June, 10.30am-11am (Nepali at St Peters/Sydenham Library)

Bookings required via calling the host Library from 10am on event day (numbers on back cover). Adult supervision is required.

Food fix storytime

Calling all child foodies! Take the kids on a little food journey at this extraordinary food-focused Storytime. We’ll read fun food books and get creative with a food craft activity. Kids get to take home a kitchen gift for mum and dad to help the family save food. Free. For ages 3-5 years.

  • Wednesday 8 June, 10am-11am, Marrickville Library
  • Wednesday 15 June, 10.30am-11.30am, Dulwich Hill library

Bookings are essential via calling the host Library from 10am on event day (numbers on back cover). Adult supervision is required.

Kids movie club at St Peters/Sydenham Library

From 3.30pm-5pm. Free. No bookings required.



TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBook Library also includes National Geographic videos, chapter books/read-alongs, puzzles and games.

Click on the image to start Tumblebooks!

Premier's Reading Challenge

Marrickville and branch libraries are actively supporting schools participating in the 2015 NSW Premier's Reading Challenge.

School visits

Marrickville Library & History Services welcomes school groups to visit the library. Please contact us on 9335 2175, or by e-mail at to arrange a session.