Digital Time for Stories and Rhyme

The City of South Perth Libraries are pleased to announce Time for Rhyme and Time for Stories will be resuming at both Manning and South Perth Libraries from the week commencing Monday 8 June 2020.

Attendance at a Time for Rhyme or Time for Stories will need to be booked, with limited spaces available. You will not be able to drop-in to the sessions. Every person attending the sessions will need a ticket. This includes adults, babies/toddlers and older siblings.

To reserve your place use the links below.

Time for Rhyme

Time for Stories

National Simultaneous Storytime

Now in its 20th year, National Simultaneous Storytime is held each year across the country in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes and bookshops to promote the fun of books and reading.

Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas

Whitney and Britney are two gorgeous chooks who live alongside Dora von Dooze. But Dora is confused, why do her dear chickens seem to sleep all day long? Dora decides to snoop. She follows the chooks out at night to the local jazz club where she discovers, to her amazement, that they are Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas. Written by Australian author Lucinda Gifford.

Time for Stories with Mayor Greg Milner

Join Mayor Greg Milner as he narrates a Dr. Seuss Classic from the City of South Perth Library. 


The Lorax

Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t. The Lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference. 

 Time for Stories: Pyjama Party

Put on your comfiest pyjamas, grab your favourite slippers and join City of South Perth librarians and their special friends for a pyjama party! 


Dogs by Emily Gravett is a tale of big dogs, small dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs! Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through this irresistible book of opposites. Can you choose one dog to love best of all?

The Terrible Plop

From award-winning author, Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Andrew Joyner comes The Terrible Plop, an irresistible picture book about a little rabbit who learns that some things in life aren't as scary as they seem.

Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems is about Pigeon, a sassy bird who knows what he wants and will do his best to convince you of the same!

The Gruffalo

"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good." But the fox is the least of the quick-witted mouse's problems. He's about to come face to face with an owl, a snake and… Oh help! Oh no! A Gruffalo! The Gruffalo is a modern classic, written by Julia Donaldson. 

Time for Stories: Easter

Join librarian Kirsty for this week's special Easter themed Storytime. 

The Easter Bunnyroo

Written by Susannah Chambers and illustrated by Laura Wood, The Easter Bunnyroo is a very Australian Easter tale.

The Golden Egg

Written by A.J Wood and illustrated by Maggie Kneen, The Golden Egg is a story about a little duck hunting for a very special Easter egg. She searches high and low with the help of her forest friends, but where will they find the golden egg?

 Are These Hen's Eggs?

Written by Christina Booth. Are These Hen's Eggs? is a story about a Hen counting the days until her eggs hatch. But one night a wild storm scatters them far and wide.The other animals start searching high and low. But are they all Hen's eggs?

Time for Stories: Colours

Librarians Lisa and Kirsty are reading books all about colours!

Colour Me

We are all different. But together we colour our world amazing. Using the rainbow as a metaphor for our diversity and uniqueness, Indigenous author Ezekiel Kwaymullina joins forces with award-winning illustrator Moira Court in this gorgeous picture book. 

Roo Knows Blue

Who knows blue? Roo knows blue! But does Roo know other colours too? Sing along with Roo and Possum as they practise their colours in this book by Renee Treml.

Colour for Curlews

It all starts out innocently enough when two curious curlews discover a stash of artist's paints and brushes. Who could resist this opportunity to dab a little colour here and there? Certainly not these birds, and soon enough it's a free-for-all in this Renee Treml book. 

Time for Stories: Bed Time

Ready for bed? Librarian Kirsty and her sleepy dog read stories all about bed time. 

Kissed by the Moon

May you, my baby, sleep softly at night, and when dawn lights the world, may you wake up to birdsong. Part poem, part lullaby, this gentle story celebrates a baby's wonder at our beautiful world. From Australia's favourite picture-book creator, Alison Lester, comes a timeless book to share and to treasure.

Owl Babies 

“I want my mummy!” Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. Owl Babies is written by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson and narrated by City of South Perth librarian Kirsty.

Time for Bed

The day is done, darkness is falling and little ones are getting sleepy. With rhythmic verse and gentle illustrations, this book is ideal for reading before bedtime. Written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jane Dyer and narrated by City of South Perth librarian Kirsty.

Time for Rhyme

Time for Rhyme favourites

Join Lisa and Kirsty for digital Rhyme Time. Featuring 'Incy, Wincy Spider', 'Wheels on the Bus', 'If You're Happy and You Know It', and more! We've put the lyrics on the screen so you can easily sing along. 

Hand washing song

Librarians Lisa and Kirsty have created a 30-second hand washing song that's easy for kids to remember to help them to thoroughly wash their hands. 

Sung to the tune of, 'Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes' the words to the song align with World Health Organisation (WHO) hand washing guidelines.