Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

COVID-19 restrictions: what's closed and what's open.

Some of our services may be closed or have different hours for the public holiday on Friday 23 October.

Boroondara families - Growing together

Online storytime

Many of our youngest residents have been enjoying Storytime Online the past few months.

The initiative to transfer the usual face-to-face sessions online was taken so members could continue to enjoy the popular sessions while in lockdown.

All the usual storytime sessions are available including tiny tots storytime for toddlers, Chinese storytime in Mandarin, preschool storytime and ‘sing, baby, sing’ or babies’ storytime.

Each session can be downloaded as a video featuring picture books read aloud by our staff who would normally lead storytime sessions in our libraries.

These videos are shared on the Boroondara Library Service Facebook page, and can also be found on our website.

Kim Sia, local Kew East resident and her two young children, have been regularly watching the Chinese Storytime Online videos. “They get super excited when they understand certain terms as they both learn Chinese at school,” Kim said.

“My daughter really likes the singing part as she enjoys music and dancing and brings her own toys to sing and dance. It’s a unique experience and as long as my children enjoy it, we will continue doing it.”

For more information visit Children's storytimes and activities or call 9278 4666.

Boroondara families - Growing together

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For more information visit Boroondara Families.

Keep the kids busy these holidays

Saturday 19 September to Sunday 4 October 2020

While our school holiday program may look different due to COVID-19, we will continue to bring you a jam-packed calendar of fun virtual events and activities. Whether your child is an avid reader, a budding artist or a keen gamer, there’s something to suit all ages and interests.
For more information visit School holiday activities or call 9278 4444.