Kids Zone

National Simultaneous Storytime 23 May 2018






 Coding for Kids


You can join in the fun of the National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am online through Storybox library. Follow the link, then choose Latrobe City Library and login with your library membership card number. Once you are logged in, look for Hickery Dickery Dash read by Jay Laga'aia.

Hickery Dickery Dash will also be read at all storytimes at Latrobe City Libraries during the week

Simultaneous Libraries will be

  • Moe Library  with Storytime at 11am.
  • Churchill Library  at 10:30am

Reading the story at other times

  • Traralgon library on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am and 11:30am
  • Morwell Library on Tuesday at 11am


 Rainforest Coding

This is a new developing collection of coding adventures and activities designed to make scratch programming easier to understand and fun to learn.

The adventure takes place on the beautiful Echo Island, part of the Crystal Rainforest. Things suddenly turn very ugly for the scientists living on the island when it is attacked by hundreds of evil robots. Can you help Doctor Han find her way around the old temples , removing the robots in her way? Can you discover what is going on and who is behind the attacks? Will they be able to rescue the other scientist imprisoned by the robots?




Swopbots is a platform and puzzle game that teaches coding to children. aged 7+ .  Help Loop and Switch on their mission to collect the valuable violum crystals. Along the way they will need to use all their coding and problem solving skills to overcome a variety of logic puzzles. SwopBots is a fun and highly motivational way to get children thinking about code and solving puzzles. Learn how to play here.

You will need to download the Swopbots program for Windows and Mac.

Not available for tablets and iPad 


With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Play Games, Read story books online


Busy Things. New educational games for children aged between 3-11.It is fun, quirky and noisy. And FREE for library  members. Games and activities focuses on creative development, problem solving and numeracy.



Story Box Library features stories that are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun! It includes engaging online stories aimed at pre-schoolers and primary school aged children.

If you cannot make our Preschool Storytime sessions, Story Box Library is a great substitute.


Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated talking books which offers picture books, read-a-longs, puzzles and games, audio books and much more.

  tumble book cloud

Tumblebook Cloud contains YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos.


Axis360 has ebooks, selected by Latrobe City Libraries, for all the family to download and read - for children, teens and adults, fiction and nonfiction for all ages to enjoy.

Borrow Box logo



BorrowBox is an Australian App that enables you to download and read ebooks and e-audiobooks on your  Apple or Android device through digital loans -  for children, teens and adults, fiction and nonfiction for all ages to enjoy.


eMagazines for Kids

Borrow eMagazines for children (and adults). Read online or download for offline reading. Mobile apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire and Android.

PressReader - e-Magazines for Kids

You can read online childrens eMagazines from around the world published in multiple languages. Login with your library membership card number.

You can also download these eMagazines to your onw device. Visit your local Library


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