Programs @ your place

Check out our range of fun online programs for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

To keep up to date with all our online programs and connect with our community, join the Swan Library Community Facebook group.

Storybytes

Storybyte with Lorraine - June 14
Join Lorraine as she reads 'The Hip Hop Barn' by Phil Cummings. Illustrated by Mandy Foot. Published by Little Book Press

Storybyte with Vicky - June 2
Join Vicky as she reads 'Perfectly Norman' written and illustrated by Tom Percival. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Storybyte with Vicky - May 25
Join Vicky as she reads 'Too many elephants in this house' written by Ursula Dubosarsky. Illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Published by Penguin/Viking.

Storybyte with Lorraine - May 19
Join Lorraine as she reads 'Hattie and the fox' by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Published by Scholastic Press.

Storybyte with Vicky - May 18
Join Vicky as she reads 'Where is the green sheep?' by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Judy Horacek. Published by Puffin Books.

Storybyte with Vicky - May 11
Join Vicky as she reads 'Dig dig digging' by Margaret Mayo. Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe. Published by Henry Holt & Company.

Storybyte with Lorraine - May 5
Join Lorraine as she reads 'When' written and illustrated by Emma Dodd. Published by Templar Publishing.

Storybyte with Vicky - May 4
Join Vicky as she reads 'The Greatest Mother's Day of All' by Anne Mangan. Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie. Published by Harper Collins Publishers

Rhymebytes

Rhymebyte with Lorraine - June 22
Sing along to some counting songs with Lorraine.

Rhymebyte with Vicky - June 8
Sing along with Vicky for 'It's raining it's pouring' and 'Incy wincy spider'.

Rhymebyte with Lorraine - June 3
Sing along with Lorraine for 'Shake your sillies out' and 'If you're happy and you know It!'

Rhymebyte with Vicky - May 28
Sing along with Vicky for 'Jelly on a plate' and 'Row, row, row your boat'.

Rhymebyte with Vicky - May 21
Sing along with Vicky for 'Baa, baa, black sheep'.

Rhymebyte with Lorraine - May 15
Sing along with Lorraine for 'A smooth road' and 'Wheels on the bus'.

Rhymebyte with Vicky - May 7
Sing along to some Mother's Day rhymes with Vicky.

Storytime

Our Storytime sessions are live-streamed every Wednesday at 10.30am. To participate, join the Swan Library Community Facebook group. You can also view previous sessions below.

Storytime with Amy - June 16
Join Amy for a storytime session.

Storytime with Amy - June 9
Join Amy for a storytime session.

Storytime with Amy - June 3
Join Amy for a storytime session.

Storytime with Amy - May 27
Join Amy for a National Simultaneous Storytime!

Storytime with Amy - May 20
Join Amy for a storytime session.

Storytime with Amy - May 13
Join Amy for a storytime session.

Storytime with Amy - April 29
Join Amy for a storytime session. 

Storytime with Amy - April 22
Join Amy for a storytime session. 

Storytime with Amy - April 15
Join Amy for a storytime session.

CoderDojo

Our CoderDojo workshops will be streaming live from 4pm every Tuesday and 3.30pm every Thursday. Subscribe to our Futures Lab YouTube channel to join in! 

Sign into your YouTube account if you want to be able to text chat with the instructor to ask questions and get help with your project.

Tech Help

Need help keeping up with technology?

One-on-one Tech Help sessions
Come in to your local library and book a one-on-one session with our in-library tech support staff to get help with any of your technology needs.

In accordance with social distancing requirements, tech support staff will provide support via Zoom, and customers will be setup at a designated Tech Support Station in the Library branch.

Sessions can run for up to 45 minutes, and we will have staff in each branch to help you prepare for the session and ensure that social distancing is maintained and all equipment is regularly cleaned.

Please note each library will have set computer times, so please check the correct library when booking in. 

Tech Help Videos 
Check out our range of short Tech Help videos, also available via the Swan Library Community Facebook group.

Get to know Google Drive with Jonathan
Join Jonathan as he explains how you can easily story and share files on Google Drive.

Intro to data and Wi-Fi with Jonathan
Join Jonathan as he explains how data and Wi-Fi works in this short video.

Setting up Skype with Jonathan
Here's a short how-to video for setting up Skype so you can video call your friends and family.

Book clubs

We are now running book clubs online! 

  • Classic Literature Online Book Club
  • Modern Fiction Online Book Club
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Online Book Club

Jump onto the Swan Library Community Facebook page to join and get updates about all three clubs and the books they’re reading, as well as access to the private Facebook group chats where the books are discussed (don’t worry if you’re new to Facebook – we can help you through it!). Or, if you’re feeling tech-savvy and want to join the Sci-Fi & Fantasy club Discord, follow this link to join Discord and get chatting.

There are no age limits to joining any club, however we recommend 15+ as the books contain adult themes.

All clubs are free and take place only online, but you may need a library card to access some of the books discussed.

Follow-along craft

Tune in to our online crafting sessions each Friday at 10.30am by joining our Swan Library Community Facebook group. View our previous craft sessions below. 

Crafting with Amy - June 19
Join Amy and make some homemade musical instruments!

Crafting with Amy - June 12
Join Amy in a rainy day craft activity.

Crafting with Amy- June 5
Join Amy and make your own emotions flip book.

Crafting with Amy - May 22
Join Amy and make your own colourful sheep!

Crafting with Amy - May 15
Join Amy for a construction-themed craft session.

Crafting with Amy - May 8
Join Amy in making a card for Mother's Day.

Crafting with Amy - May 1
Join Amy for a dinosaur alphabet craft session.

Crafting with Amy - April 24
Join Amy in a 'hairy' dog-themed craft session.

Crafting with Amy - April 17
Join Amy and create your very own door signs! 

Crafting with Amy and Linda - April 10
Join Amy and Linda (from Swan Active Beechboro) in a fun Easter inspired follow-along craft.

Crafting with Amy - April 3
Join Amy in making your very own story book.

Follow-along cooking

Need some cooking inspiration? Check out our range of online cooking demos, available on our Swan Library Community Facebook group:

Make Shakshuka with Joshua

Make Ramen with Joshua

Make lentil soup with Joshua

Make french toast with Madi