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Caterpillars & Butterflies

For children 0-5 + caregiver and local Seniors!

Join in for intergenerational play and storytime

When: 10:15am on the following Monday

  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21

Where: West Perth Arena - meet at the Activity room and then the group will walk over to the West Perth Garden Beds together

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Garden Gnomes Storytime

For children 0-6 and Caregiver

Bring your 'Gnomies' for songs and stories!

When: 6:30 on the following Tuesdays

  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 29

Where: Pollinator Garden, across from the Arena, on the corner of Rowland and Wellington Streets

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Junior Explorers - In the Garden

For children 6-10 years old

Listen to a story and learn through play!

When: 6:15pm on the following Wednesdays:

  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 16

Where: Pollinator Garden, across from the Arena, on the corner of Rowland and Wellington Streets

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun, exciting and easy way to start your child on the path to success! Read a book - any book- to your child. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. It's easier than you think. Read 1 book a night and you'll meet your goal in 3 years. Read 3 books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year.

How 1000 Books works

  1. Get set for reading. Pick up a tracking poster and any program materials at the Library or print them from our website.
  2. Track your reading. Colour in, or cross out a stack of books on the tracking poster for each book you read to your child.
  3. Every book counts. Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. The books your child hears in storytime, daycare, preschool or with family or friends all count as long as your child listens to the entire book.
  4. Keep on reading. Don't stop at 1000! Keep reading together, there's more learning ahead.
  5. Share your journey. We invite you to share your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten journey on social media. Tag us @westperthpl and use the hashtag #1000BooksB4K.

Program Materials

Introductory Letter