Inner West Council

Children's Library Services

The Ashfield Library aims to fulfill for the informational, recreational and educational needs of all young people 0-18 years of age.

In addition to a wide range of books and audio visual materials to borrow, the service offers a year-long programme of events to suit all ages, including storytime sessions every week, the annual Summer Reading Challenge, school holiday activities and parent support. 

Access to PCs and the resources of the Internet are among the other services available for children at Ashfield’s libraries

Check out the Open Inner West program for 2017, which includes many free activities for children and families, including special storytime sessions with stories from all around the world! 

Open Inner West program 2017

Childrens Literacy

Zipatales is a childrens literacy resource available by clicking the image link above.

Book Week 2016

A huge congratulations to all the winners of our Book Week Competitions. Children in years k-2 were asked to draw a picture of their favourite Australian animal, and children in years 3-6 were asked to write a story about their favourite place in Australia. There were over 900 entries! 

Check out the winning entries below. Winning entries will also be displayed at our sister library in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the USA. 

Kindergarten and Year Two winners: 

Year 1 winners

Year 3 winners

Year 4 Winners

Year 5 winners

Year 5 winners continued

Year 6 winners


For more information contact the library on (02) 9716 1810