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.
The City of Fremantle has partnered with a number of local governments including the City of Canning, City of South Perth, and many more to create LibraryCraft, a Minecraft server with multiple worlds for WA players aged between 7–17 years old. This creative world will keep young people busy and their minds active, with exciting challenges and monthly competitions to win. To join, simply fill in the form online.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.