Libraries can help you help your child with their reading.
You and your child can borrow story books, picture books, a special collection of books for beginning readers, audio CDs, jigsaws, non-fiction books and more. Esperance Public Library also provides free wifi. – and it’s free to join.
Up to 5 years old (approx)
Thursday's at 10:30 am
Come along, read a story, sing songs, and create fantastic crafts. Let your imagination run free.
0 - 2 years old (approx)
Friday's at 10:30 am
Come along and connect with your baby, while singing songs and favourite rhymes. Introduce them to reading and possibly even a march around the library to the tune of "the grand old duke of york".
Better Beginnings (Born to Read)
Esperance Library participates in the Better Beginnings program and we encourage families to obtain the yellow Better Beginings Baby bag, the Orange Sing with Me pack for two year olds and the green Kindy Better Beginnings bag for students starting school.
Esperance Library also has backpacks with puppets and picture books and sets of great read-aloud stories for families to borrow. Deadly Discovery Backpacks are part of our loanable resources for families and focuses specifically on Aboriginal language and culture.
Better Beginnings Baby Bag
Through Better Beginnings, every baby in Western Australia receives a free yellow Better Beginnings reading pack with a specially designed board book. Most importantly, the Better Beginnings pack is an invitation to visit and join Esperance Public Library.
Orange Sing with Me Reading Pack
Singing and reading aloud with your child are two of the most important things you can do to nurture their early learning and brain development. The Better Beginnings Sing With Me reading pack provides parents with lots of resources to use at home. If you have a two year old, talk with us about receiving this pack.
All Western Australian schools and community kindergartens are invited to participate in the Better Beginnings kindergarten program, in which free reading packs are provided to every kindergarten-aged child to take home. Schools are required to register for the program each year, and teachers can do this on the Better Beginnings website. The reading packs will then be provided to the school by Esperance public library.
Families with home-schooled children can contact us to arrange to collect their free reading packs.