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 summer reading challenge running from Thursday 17 December to Friday 29 January. 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. There are two categories for young readers, under six years old and seven years and older. Prizes include bookish prize packs and book store gift vouchers. 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) 

Rhymetime at homeSUBIMAY17_032-(1).jpg 

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 1,117 KB)


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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. Watch this video tutorial for help using Kanopy. 


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. Watch this video tutorial for help using Story Box Library.


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. 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. 


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. Watch this video tutorial for help using rbDigital. 

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.