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Children's Library and Gaming Zone

Young adults playing Nintendo Switch games in front of tvs, sitting on bean bags

This dedicated children’s zone offers picture books, board books, easy readers, DVDs and children’s fiction. Families can enjoy the engaging environment that will inspire kids with playful design, bold colours, reading nooks, gaming area and an indoor slide.

Children's Library and Gaming Zone Guidelines

View the Children's Library and Gaming Zone Guidelines.

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LibraryCraft is an award-winning Java Edition Minecraft server running MC 1.19.2 with multiple worlds and gamemodes, to allow for various styles of gameplay as single or multiplayer.

Players can build homes on the Survival world, create anything in the Creative world, enter one of the monthly competitions, get the high score on the Parkour course, or play some TNT Run, BedWards or PVP Hunger Games with a friend.

The site is a "whitelisted server" accessible only to kids aged 7-17 years of age, and the server moderators are there to help players if they get lost or stuck, the offer advice, judge the competitions, and create awesome content for the players. They also ensure player saftey online, making sure the rules are followed for the safety of all involved.

To play, you will need a registered copy of Minecraft Java Edition. To find out more, check out the LibraryCraft website, and Join online. 

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings supports parents in reading to children, helping them to develop necessary literacy skills to become good readers and succeed at school. Collect a Better Beginnings parent toolkit with a beautiful board book for your baby from your child health nurse or from the Library. Visit Better Beginnings for more information. 

Storytime and Rhymetime

Join us for Storytime on Thursdays during school term at 9.30am designed for 2–5-year olds  to promote and encourage early literacy. 

Rhymetime runs on Tuesdays 9.30am during school term, for children up to 2 years of age with their parents. 

Meet new friends and enjoy fantastical tales and uproarious rhymes together at the library.


Buster is a free, multi-sensory, hands-on, active and child-centred program that offers creative and fun opportunities for families to learn and play together, for ages 0-5.

Buster runs during school term on Wednesdays and Fridays - check the Buster page for locations and times as well as our Facebook page for last minute changes.

Fremantle Toy Library

Choose from over 1900 toys, games, costumes, puzzles and ride ons at Fremantle Toy Library. Membership is open to families, playgroups, parent groups and centres. 

Regular activities at Fremantle Toy Library: 

  • LEGO Club
    Join in the fun! Develop your minds with STEAM, problem solving and social skills.
    Freo Toy Library, every Tuesday 3.30 - 4.30pm
  • Yarning and playtime
    Welcome to our community group, a place for our kids to play, and us parents to chat. Share stories, laughter, a cuppa, while supporting our little ones.
    Open to all, each Thursday from 3-5pm.

Storybox Library

Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers. Follow the link on the eResources page for access. 


Join an online reading challenge, earn badges for completing goals, share reviews and more. Visit the site to sign up.

Kanopy Kids

Free unlimited streaming of children's videos including ABC Kids. Visit the Kanopy website, create an account and click on the Kanopy Kids link on the homepage. 

Busy Things

Busy Things provides educational games and activities for ages 3-11, learning skills in language, math, art, music and more. 

Transparent Language Online

Through your Fremantle Library membership Transparent Language Online provides access to resources to learn over a hundred languages.  

Young adult collection

We have a section dedicated to Young Adult fiction, alongside graphic novels and manga. Send us your requests for the collection. 


Young people who use code to develop apps, games and websites are invited to bring their own inspiration, ideas and knowledge into the Dojo. Develop your skills in Scratch and much more! Mentors are on hand to help learn new skills and solve problems. Bookings are essential - there is currently a waitlist but you can join at any time if there are vacancies.

3.30pm – 5pm on Wednesdays during school terms
For ages 7+
Email or check Eventbrite

Download magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more

Download magazines from Overdrive, and read online or via the Libby app.  eBooks and eAudiobooks are available via Overdrive and Borrowbox. Comics books, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more available on Hoopla.

Contact us

Fremantle Library
Walyalup Civic Centre
151 High Street
Fremantle WA 6160
08 9432 9766
TTY 08 9432 9777

Four photos of children's library, including yellow slide built into the wall, two kids playing Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch consoles, and the book wall with picture books lined up.

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