Welcome to The Story Place
There's always plenty to do at The Story Place!
Storytime and Rhyme Time are scheduled each week, and there are lots of books to share and borrow.
Come and enjoy Baby Rhyme Time, every Tuesday at 10.30am at The Story Place with Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families.
Storytime - Big Stories for little people
Storytime happens every Wednesday at 10.30am, full of interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers
International Storytime Series
Come and enjoy stories, songs and activities from different countries on the following days:
Japan May 4th
Spain September 7th
India November 9th
Holland December 7th
Play Time follows on from Baby Rhymetime every Tuesday from 11am - 12:30pm during term time.
Activity Time consists of free activities for children up to 5 years.
Activities in Term 3, 2016 celebrate this year's Children's Book Week theme, "Australia! Story Country" and books featured include the six books shortlisted for the Book Of The Year Award in the Early Childhood category.
Days: Monday, Thursday and Friday
Time: Drop in between 10am - 2pm
Term 3 Activity Time schedule
18, 21, 22 July - "Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas" by Aaron Blabey
25, 28, 29 July - "My Dog Bigsy" by Alison Lester
1, 4, 5 August - "Perfect" by Danny Parker
8, 11, 12 August - "Ollie And The Wind" by Ghosh Ronojoy
15, 18, 19 August - "Mr Huff" by Anna Walker
22, 25, 26 August - "The Cow Tripped Over The Moon"
by Tony Wilson
29 August, 1, 2 September - "Aussie Animals" by Rod Campbell
5, 8, 9 September - "Bush Bash" by Sally Morgan
12, 15, 16 September - "Tiddalick" by Robert Roennfeldt
19, 22, 23 September - "Wombat Stew" by Marcia Vaughan
Children's Book Week
Celebrate Children's Book Week in The Story Place with these special events:
Green Screen Photos
Have your photo taken in a great Australian landscape
Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August
11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Free. No bookings required.
Children's Book Week Storytime
Dress up as your favourite book character
Wednesday 24 August
Free. No bookings required.
The Books Moove Me Cow
You can visit the Books Moove Me cow on the mezzanine bridge, just before the entrance to The Story Place. Find out more about the cow here.
The Book Totem
The Book Totem was created during the summer school holidays at the beginning of 2009 by local sculptor Graham Hay. It is firmly bolted to the floor and has a steel pole running through the middle of it, so it is safe.
The books used were discarded from public libraries and were turned into art. Children selected the books they wanted to use in the sculpture.
Graham also created the Eye pencil sculpture at the same time. Staff at the library and all the families involved in the workshop signed the pencils.
For more about how it was created, have a look at Graham Hay’s web pages.
What else can I do at The Story Place??
The Story Place is for children and families and is located on the mezzanine level. The Place is all about stories and you can visit any time the Library is open.
The Story Place Gallery showcases original illustrations from Western Australian picture books. Displays are regularly updated. Find out more on our exhibitions page.
Visiting The Story Place
The Story Place is open any time the library is open. The mezzanine level can be found up one flight of stairs, or by pressing M in the lift.
Prams and bags are fine in The Place, but if you are visiting any other floors in the library, bags must be under a certain size. Bags greater than 48cm x 38cm are not permitted on the upper floors of the Library where the collections are housed.
There are no toilets at The Story Place - baby change rooms are located on the Ground Floor in the Discovery Lounge. Ask for the key from the friendly Welcome Desk staff. Toilets are also located on the ground floor in the foyer near the coffee shop, and on other floors of the library.
Snacks for children can be eaten at The Story Place, but no nuts please. If you would like to eat lunch, please find a spot on the Ground Floor in the Discovery Lounge or outside the building.
Children must be supervised by an adult who is responsible for them at all times. Please leave The Story Place tidy when you leave.
In general, we ask that any adults that wish to visit The Story Place are accompanied by a child, however if you would like to look at the books or the artwork, and do not have a child with you, please inform the Welcome Desk staff.
Computers at The Story Place
Priority is given to children, or parents and children using the computers to explore online stories together.
My Favourite Children's Book
Discover famous people's favourite books, and print out the booklist.
Page last updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016