Children and Young Adults

Closure Notice

Following the Australian Government’s new social distancing restrictions, Council has made the decision to close the following facilities to the public in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

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.

School Holiday Guide

2020 School Holiday Guide - Easter Edition!

The Easter Bunny isn’t the only thing that’s arrived! Council’s School Holiday Guide – Easter edition is available NOW.

Take a look inside to see a range of outdoor and online experiences for you and your kids to take part in these school holidays!

Advice from the Australian Government on public gatherings to help contain the spread of COVID-19 means several local organisations are unable to carry out planned school holiday activities. Council encourages you and your family to continue to support our local community any way you can.

  • Download your guide here.

Disclaimer: This guide may be updated throughout the school holiday period due to the ever-changing environment as a result of COVID-19. Follow Council’s Facebook page to stay informed.