Children & Young Adults
Information on services for children, teenagers and their parents and carers
A Children's & Young Adult Service is offered by all branches of Gosford City Library, with a specialist Children's & Young Adult Library located at the Gosford Central Library.
Choose a section to explore the resources and services available to children, young adults and parents and carers.
April 2013 School Holiday Program
The World Through Picture Books Project
Let us promote Australian books to the world…
We all have our favourite picture books and we know how and why they work with children!
Calling Library professionals around Australia: please assist us by providing your feedback.
Two simple questions and add your favourites as per the criteria – quick and easy.
More information about the project can be found here.
Gosford City Library Children's and Young Adult Programmes
Sing, Read & Rhyme - updated for 2013
(Recommended for babies aged 6 - 24 months)
2-3 What About Me?
(Recommended for toddlers 2 - 3 years)
(Recommended for children aged 3 - 5 years)
Surf the Shelves
Our Summer Reading Program to encourage children to read over the summer holidays.
Tangents Book Club for Youth
(Recommended for youth aged 12 - 18 years)
Jean Genies - Travelling Pants!
Read all about Gosford City Library's latest youth initiative Jean Genies!
Wilbur Video Resource in 14 Languages
The series of readings from Phil Cummings’ multilingual children’s picture book, Wilbur, are available in 14 different languages including Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, Dinka, French, Hindi, Khmer, Nuer, Persian-Farsi, Somali, Tamil, Vietnamese and English.
Wilbur was designed to provide families that have English as a second language with the opportunity to share stories in their first language.
"The Cybersmart program is a national cybersafety education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA), as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting online safety for children and young people."
A NSW Government program designed to help young people take up careers in the public sector.
For more information please visit the JumpStart website at
Speech Pathology Australia Shortlist 2011 Book of the Year Awards
"SPA is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. The awards aim to promote literacy and the need for good literacy skills, while building a library of resources that speech pathologists, teachers and parents can use to help promote literacy and reading."
A Year in Our Town
A program developed by Gosford City Library Children's & Young adult team to support The International Year of Reconciliation 2009.
Get Ahead Kids - Targets Families Interested in their Children's Education (0-25 Years)
A useful publication from the NSW Commission for Children and Young People. The guide contains information for parents and young people.
The Budd:e E-security Education Package is designed to raise the e-security awareness of Australian primary and secondary school students and help them stay smart online.
"This website is made for kids who go to primary school and have a brother or a sister with a disability or a chronic illness"