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Mobile Toy & Book Library

MTBL Van at the park

Would you like to have access to free toys, books and resources for your child under 5 years of age?  

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program(341KB, PDF) aims to support and secure parent-child attachment, promote children's speech and language development and enhance family inclusion and social connectedness through the involvement of stories, songs and rhymes.

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program(341KB, PDF) runs on Tuesday mornings at Glen Alpine Community Hall.

This project is part of the Communities for Children initiative. Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and is offered to children 0 - 5 years and their families living in the Ambarvale/Rosemeadow Community.

Bookings are essential. Please phone 02 4645 4723 for enquiries and bookings.

Fine Motor Skills Program

Campbelltown Council's Mobile Toy and Book Library, in partnership with Macarthur Paediatric Occupational Therapy offers a Fine Motor Skills Program(453KB, PDF) for children aged 3.5 - 5 years living in the Ambarvale and Rosemeadow community who are attending school next year. This program aims to increase children's development of fine motor skills required to successfully function in a kindergarten classroom.

This project is part of the Communities for Children initiative. Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Bookings are essential. Please phone 02 4645 4723 for enquiries and bookings.

PALS (Playing and Learning to Socialise) - Social Skills Program

The Mobile Toy and Book Library offers a social skills program for children aged 3.5 - 5 years who are living in the Ambarvale/Rosemeadow communities and will be attending school next year.

The PALS Program aims to increase children's social competence and emotional maturity in preparation for school.

This project is part of the Communities for Children initiative. Communities for Children is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Bookings are essential. Please phone 02 4645 4723 for enquiries and bookings.

Glenquarie Story Time 

The Mobile Toy and Book Library will be offering a story time  offers free borrowing of educational toys and books for children aged 2 - 5 years at Glenquarie Library.

Glenquarie Story Time(812KB, PDF) sessions will be run once a fortnight on Wednesday mornings between 10.30am and 12.00 noon.

Koshigaya Playgroup

Koshigaya Playgroup(887KB, PDF) is held weekly on Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am during school terms. These play sessions offer child development tips and information from trained early childhood educators, as well as a range of learning activities and the chance to borrow a variety of books and toys. This is a free service offered to families. All children and parents are welcome to attend.

School Readiness Program

The Mobile Toy and Book Library offers a free School Readiness Program for children aged 3 - 5 years in preparation of entering formal care or school the following year. The sessions are delivered by trained Early Childhood Educators and focus on several key developmental learning areas.

This program runs on Monday mornings at Council's Waratah Cottage Early Learning Centre in Claymore.

For more information contact 02 4645 4723.

Mobile Toy and Book Library

Council's Mobile Toy and Book Library offers a free service to families with children aged 0 - 5 years that allows families to:

  • borrow free educational toys, books and parent resources on a weekly or fortnightly basis during school terms
  • participate in story time, play and early learning experiences
  • develop skills and confidence to assist their children in their learning through discussion, information and demonstrated role modelling from trained early childhood educators
  • receive support and referral to local community services including child health, child assessment and child and family support agencies.  

This service operates in partnership with other local community groups. By attending these groups, participants are eligible for free Mobile Toy and Book Library membership and free borrowing of toys, books and resources.

Campbelltown City Library Service

When you join the Mobile Toy and Book Library, you will be issued with a membership card and will automatically become a member of Campbelltown City Council's library branches.

Funding

Projects are funded by a number of Federal and State organisations and operate across different sites in the Campbelltown Local Government Area.

More information

For more information about the Mobile Toy and Book Library service or to become a member, please call 4645 4723

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