City of Subiaco - Online resources for kids
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Online resources for kids

Subiaco Library has an exciting range of online resources perfect for children of all ages that you can access from the comfort of your own home. Adult assistance is recommended when children and young adults are accessing online resources. 

Virtual Storytime 

Storytime_2-(1)-07.jpgSubiaco Library has gone digital, providing virtual Storytime videos while the library is closed. Join Library Officer Neale, our resident storyteller for tales of excitement from his home to yours.

Each Storytime also has a link to online activities to keep little ones busy and engaged with stories. Click here to enter our virtual Storytime archive. 

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While Subiaco Library is closed we are sharing our most loved rhymes from Baby Rhymetime in a digital booklet. Download this booklet and have your own rhyme time session, enjoying classic nursery rhymes and action songs with your baby from the comfort and safety of home.

These rhymes are suitable for children from as early as two months old, up to two years. Click here to download our Rhymetime booklet. (PDF 2,554 KB)

Beanstack reading challenge

beanstack.jpgGet wrapped up in reading with the new application Beanstack. Log the books you’ve read and complete reading activities at home to earn badges of achievement. See what challenges the Western Suburbs Library group are running and get involved.

Download the free Beanstack application from Google Play or the App store, or visit the Beanstack website and register an account. For more information download our handy how to register guide. (PDF 534 KB) 


eBooks, eAudiobooks and more

Log in to any of the free online resources below to access to eBook, eAudiobooks, videos and activities. All you need is your library card and away you go! For more information on how to access Subiaco Library's online resources, download our handy how to guide. (PDF 1,117 KB)


Online Resource

Type of Resource



Kanopy for Kids

Video streaming 

Kanopy now offers children's programming with Kanopy Kids. Parents can browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages.


Story Box Library

Virtual Storytime

Log in to Story Box Library to access a video library of some of Australia's finest storytellers, sports people, entertainers and performers reading stories aloud for you to enjoy.


Overdrive for Kids

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Access the Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection on Overdrive. Kids can browse, sample, place reservations and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks appropriate for their age range and reading level. 


Borrow Box

eBooks and eAudiobooks  Enjoy thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks by creating an account and logging into Borrow Box. This resource includes items for all ages, use the advanced search function to select target audience by age group. 

Audible stories

eAudiobooks Audible is providing free access to a range of chilren and teen eAudiobooks during these unprecendented times. Visit Audible Stories and start listening today, no log in or account set up required. 


eMagazines Create a free account with your library card number to access thousands of different magazines with unlimited simultaneous loans. This resource includes items for all ages, search by genre to find children and teen appropriate eMagazines. 

Busy Things 

Interactive educational activities

An online resource for early years that includes over 115 educational activities that help children learn important skills in key areas such as creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy.