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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.

Digital storytime

We are excited to be launching Boroondara Library Storytime on social media so children can continue to discover the joy of reading.

We are uploading videos of Boroondara Library Service staff reading picture books aloud for you and your children to enjoy from home.

Visit our Facebook page for more, or start watching below.

Click on the playlist icon at the top right of the video to jump to different stories. 

Enjoy more 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 3-12 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.

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

Session dates and times: Ashburton | Balwyn | Camberwell | Hawthorn | Kew

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

Session dates and timesAshburton | Balwyn | GreythornCamberwell | Hawthorn | Kew

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.

Held weekly at each of our libraries

Ages: 2.5 to 5 years

Session dates and times:

  • Ashburton, Thursday 11am
  • Balwyn, Tuesday 11am
  • Camberwell, Monday 11am
  • Hawthorn, Friday 11am
  • Kew, Wednesday 11am

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

Session dates and times: Balwyn

Chinese storytime

Join children of all ages for stories and songs in Mandarin and English. The sessions are free and don't need to be booked.

請來Balwyn圖書館聽專人用中文及英文講故事,唱兒歌,做手工。歡迎家長帶小朋友參加。

Ages: children of all ages

Session dates and times: Balwyn | Hawthorn

Make it! After school clubs

Our after school clubs offer a range of creative, fun and educational activities such as craft, construction, science and robotics.

Ages: school-aged children 

Session dates and times: Ashburton | Balwyn | Camberwell | Hawthorn | Kew

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