Children and Young Adults

CityLibraries Townsville hosts heaps of fun, free and low-cost activities for children and young adults including First 5 Forever, Story Time, Baby Rhyme Time, Let's Read, Children's Book Week celebrations, Summer Reading Club, and a range of School holiday programs.

Parents and caregivers can sign children up for their very own library card. For young adults, CityLibraries offers the Loud Lounge at CityLibraries Aitkenvale and CityLibraries Thuringowa Central.

Check out our eBook When Bully-Wind Bob Comes To Town.

What does the library have for children?

  • picture books
  • readers, chapter books, junior fiction, magazines, and graphic novels
  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, DVDs, and music
  • a Parents' Collection
  • TumbleBooks, ZipTales and many more programs online
  • games and puzzles at Thuringowa branch, and toys in the children's area of each library
  • The Children's and Youth Services team, specialists in young people's programs and reading, and
  • Link to The Corner Toolkit from State Library of Queensland

We also have a range of programs and activities for children, young adults and families.

Hot Pocket - Summer School Holiday Guide

The Hot Pocket 2017 Summer School Holiday Guide is out now. With so many low-cost and no-cost activities on offer, Townsville’s youth won’t have a moment to spare. Don’t forget to check out the super savings in the back of the guide! All activities in the Hot Pocket are drug and alcohol free.

Hot Pocket Summer School Holiday Guide 2017/18Download the Hot Pocket 2017 Summer School Holiday Guide ()

The aim of the Hot Pocket is to promote and provide a variety of safe, affordable and rewarding recreation, leisure and skills development opportunities for young people.

If you currently run activities during the school holidays and would like to promote them within future guides, please email us.