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Free Online Activities

No music in the Plaza? No problem! Staff have been busy turning our Saturday Sounds program into an online series that features musicians playing from their lounge room to yours. Kid's activities in the Plaza have also been brought to life with free online workshops each Friday afternoon and you can watch Lane Cove Library's Children's Storytime on our YouTube channel or keep an eye out on our Facebook page each Friday morning for the latest release.

Follow the Council Facebook page to be the first to see our latest online activities.

Storytime goes online!

Join Lane Cove Library's children's librarians for Storytime Online every week! Simply click on the link below to join in.

Saturday Online Sounds

Council is bringing its Saturday Sounds series to you online. Enjoy listening to the following music sets:

Fun Fridays

Council's Plaza program of events has moved online, including First Fridays. Introducing our new weekly online series, Fun Fridays! Each week at 3:30pm, you can find a new video for kids on Council's Facebook.

Bush Kids Activities

The Bush Kids team has provided great resources on Facebook for families at home. You can take a virtual bushwalk or participate in craft activities. Follow the links below to make your own clay and gumnut echidnas or nature weaving.

Follow Lane Cove Bush Kids on Facebook to participate in the virtual bushwalks and for more activities.

Connect with your neighbour

It's crucially important now more than ever to stay socially connected with people in your community. Although you might be physically distant from your neighbours, Council encourages you to connect with your neighbours by giving them a call, leave a friendly card on their doorstep, organise a virtual coffee date or you might even like to have driveway drinks or dinner.



Lane Cove Library delivers!

The Library staff are keeping busy with Library to Your Door deliveries! The staff can deliver books, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs directly to your home for a small fee – there's no need to leave your house! Reserve your item/s


Online Resources from Lane Cove Library

Lane Cove Library may be closed, but there are still a number of ways to beat the self-isolating blues and keep the kids busy...

We've included details below on how you can download an eBook or eAudiobook, stream a film or flick through a digital magazine.

You'll also find links to help kids play educational games, participate in science projects and create one of many online craft projects. 

Plus, we've recently launched online storytime videos. Follow Lane Cove Council on Facebook or visit our YouTube channel to watch Storytime Online from the comfort of your own home.

All this and more is available online with just your Lane Cove Library card!


The Artfilms collection offers access to film streaming of performances, documentaries and interviews from top artists and producers in a range of subjects such as visual arts, theatre and music etc. Login with your Library card number. Access Artfilms.


Access Australian documentaries and feature films from around the world. Login with your Library card number. Access Beamafilm.


Read Australian and international fiction and non-fiction in eBook and eAudiobook formats. Includes fiction works for children and young adults. Download the app to your PC or mobile device. Login with your Shorelink Library card number and password. Access Bolinda BorrowBox.


Access a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudiobooks. Login with your Shorelink Library card number and password. Access IndyReads

RB Digital

Access to your favourite magazines including art, photography, travel, lifestyle, cars and cooking. All available to download to your mobile device. Login with your Shorelink Library card number and password. Access RB Digital

State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW also provides a free eBook collection: eBook Central. Simply use your library card number to register and you will be able to access additional resources. Access eBook Central.

Family History Resources

Find My Past

Find My Past is a family history database that provides access to a wide variety of records and documents including births, deaths and marriages, census, military records, newspapers and immigration records for United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The Library will supply access passwords on request. Request Access from Lane Cove Library Access Find My Past

Online Resources for Kids


Busything is amazing, colourful, quirky and suits all kinds of learners between the ages of 3-9, addressing literacy, numeracy and creativity. Children of all abilities can play games, use creative tools and display their art work in a gallery. Login with your Library card number. Access Busythings

Story Box Library

Story Box Library features more than 290 stories for children to view. Listen to stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by predominantly Australian and New Zealand storytellers. Login with your Library card number. Access Story Box Library.

World Book Kids Online

World Book Kids Online has plenty to keep children entertained including educational resources, an activity corner, science projects, educational games and lots more. Login with your Library card number. Access World Book Kids Online.

Amazon Audible

Amazon are allowing children from all over the world to instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being  kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Access Amazon Audible