CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY IN YOUR LIBRARY

Children’s Discovery’s play-based learning activities and loanable resources are offered in more than 400 public libraries throughout Australia.

DOES YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY HAVE CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY?

We have listed the Councils or LGAs that have taken up our Children’s Discovery resources.  If you don’t see your town, suburb or district listed, contact your local librarian.

Please note, while we aim to keep this page up to date, new people are coming on board all the time.

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NSW

new south wales

Armidale
Bathurst
Bayside
Bega
Bellingen
Blacktown
Bland
Blaney
Blue Mountains
Broken Hill
Burwood
Camden
Campbelltown
Canada Bay
Canterbury Bankstown
Central Coast
Cessnock
Cobar
Coffs Harbour
Coolamon
Coonamble
Cootamundra-Gundagai
Cowra
Cumberland
Dubbo
Eurobodalla
Fairfield
Federation
Forbes
Georges River
Gilgandra
Goulburn Mulwaree
Greater Hume
Gunnedah
Gwydir
Hawkesbury
Hornsby
Hunters Hill
Inner West
Junee
Kempsey
Kiama
Ku-ring-gai
Lachlan
Lake Macquarie
Lane Cove
Leeton
Lismore
Lithgow
Liverpool
Liverpool Plains
Lockhart
Maitland
Mid-Western Regional
MidCoast
Moree Plains
Mosman
Narrabri
Narrandera
Narromine
Newcastle
North Sydney
Northern Beaches
Orange
Parkes
Parramatta
Penrith
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Port Stephens
Queanbeyan-Palerang
Randwick
Ryde
Shellharbour
Shoalhaven City
Snowy Valleys
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
Tamworth
Temora
The Hills Shire
Tweed
Uralla
Wagga Wagga
Walcha
Warren
Warrumbungle
Waverley
Wentworth
Willoughby
Wingecarribee
Wollongong
Woollahra

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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QUEENSLAND

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Burdekin
Cairns
City of Mackay
Logan
Townsville
Whitsunday

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Adelaide
Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Plains
Alexandrina
Barossa
Barunga West
Berri Barmera
Ceduna
City of Burnside
City of Charles Sturt
City of Mount Gambier
City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters
City of Port Lincoln
Clare and Gilbert Valleys
Cleve
Coorong District
Copper Coast
District Council Karoonda East Murray
Flinders Rangers
Franklin Harbour
Gawler
Goyder
Grant
Holdfast Bay
Kimba
Kingston
Light
Lower Eyre Peninsula
Loxton Waikerie
Marion
Mid Murray
Mitcham
Mount Barker
Murray Bridge
Naracoorte Lucindale
Northern Areas
Onkaparinga
Playford
Port Adelaide Enfield
Port Augusta
Port Pirie
Prospect
Renmark Paringa
Roxby
Salisbury
Southern Mallee
Streaky Bay
Tatiara District Council
Tea Tree Gully
Tumby Bay
Unley
Victor Harbor
Wakefield
Wattle Range
West Torrens
Whyalla
Wudinna
Yankalilla

TASMANIA

tasmania

Break O’Day
Burnie
Circular Head
Clarence
Devonport City
Dorset
George Town
Glenorchy
West Coast

VICTORIA

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Baw Baw Shire
Bass Coast Shire
Brimbank
City of Hume
Colac Otway
East Gippsland
Gannawarra
Greater Bendigo
Greater Geelong
Hobsons Bay
Kingston City
Latrobe City
Maribyrnong City
Melton City
Merri-bek
Rural City of Wangaratta
South Gippsland Shire
Swan Hill
Wellington
Yarra

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Ashburton
Dandaragan
Denmark
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Coolgardie Shire

WHY WE NEED SUPPORT

Around 80,000 children access Children’s Discovery programs annually through approximately 400 participating public libraries. However, this only represents around 20% of Australia’s public libraries and hence we reach only a fraction of those who could benefit.

In order to make our programs as widely accessible as possible, Children’s Discovery strives to minimise the cost to facilitators of offering our programs, which in turn enables facilitators to minimise the participation cost per child. In fact in almost all cases our programs are accessed by participants for free.  To this end, we are dependent on contributions that are used to subsidise the cost of developing and distributing our programs and training local facilitators.   Find out more.