Our programs aim to provide an entertaining and enriching experience, while helping develop early literacy and language skills.

Our programs cater for different age groups or the whole family and are delivered online and in our libraries.

    Online storytime events

    Select an event to register to receive the link to our live and interactive stories, songs and activities.

    Activities at our libraries

    Sing baby sing

    Introduce your baby to the joy and rhythm of language in this interactive singing session. You'll be introduced to songs and rhymes that you and your baby will enjoy. It's also a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and carers.

    Ages: 0 to 12 months

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    Tiny tots storytime

    An enjoyable introduction to books, storytime, songs and rhymes for your young child that enhances the development of early reading skills. Tinytots aims to develop listening and interactive skills and provides an opportunity to socialise with other children.

    Ages: 1 to 2.5 years

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    Preschool storytime

    A  mix of story reading, nursery rhymes, songs and activities that creates an entertaining and enriching experience for children and their parents and caregivers.

    Ages: 2.5 to 5 years

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    Bedtime storytime

    Wear your pyjamas and don’t forget your favourite teddy! Bedtime storytime is an enjoyable story session for the whole family.

    Ages: children of all ages

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    Chinese storytime

    Join children of all ages for stories and songs in Mandarin and English. 

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    Ages: children of all ages

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    Make it! After school clubs

    Hands on fun with craft, construction and science. This session provides opportunity to meet other kids, think outside the box and get creative. 

    Ages: school-aged children 

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    Enjoy digital storytimes with Story Box Library

    Story Box Library features Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers in video format. The stories are recommended for children aged 3 to 12 years.

    Play Story Box videos on a phone, tablet or laptop

    1. Go to Story Box Library and log in using your library membership number.

    2. Browse the collection to find a video to play.
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