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. 

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. 

Join the Western Suburbs Libraries for the newest school holiday reading challenge, Master of Minutes, running from Friday 2 April to Sunday 11 April. Simply follow the how to guide below and register on the Beanstack app. Log your reading and complete activities to earn badges and win prizes. One book prize is awarded for participation in every Western Suburbs Library. Get ready and start logging to go into the draw to win! 

Download the free Beanstack application from Google Play or the App store, or visit the Beanstack website and register an account. For more information check out our online tutorial video or download our handy how to register guide. (PDF 592 KB) 

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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)

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 887 KB)


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Type of Resource




Minecraft server 

LibraryCraft is a Minecraft server for WA players aged seven to seventeen. The server is provided by multiple WA local governments and is safe, secure and moderated. There are multiple worlds connected by portals, online challenges and competitions. You will need your own copy of Minecraft to play. LibraryCraft is a ‘whitelist’ server, which means your username has to be listed to be able to join. Click here to join. 


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. Watch this video tutorial for help using Kanopy. 


Story Box Library

Virtual Storytime

Story Box Library is a beautiful online reading room, a place where the wonderful world of Australian children's literature comes to life as stories are read for children via video clips. Story Box Library provides the audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles. Watch this video tutorial for help using Story Box Library.


Overdrive for Kids

eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines

The OverDrive eReading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy eBook borrowing experience for families.  Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks appropriate for their age range and reading level. Watch this video tutorial for help using Overdrive. 


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. Watch this video tutorial for help using Borrow Box. 

Busy Things 

Interactive educational activities

Learning with Busythings has never been so silly!  Busythings is an online resource for the early years with over 150 activities designed to help children develop problem solving, numeracy, communication and language skills. Great for school readiness and younger ones starting out with online learning.