Our spring school holiday program runs from  Monday 24 September to Friday 5 October and the theme is Design it!

There'll be storytimes to inspire young builders and creative activities for kids of all ages. The next time you visit your local library, you might bring home an imaginative musical instrument, a boat that floats or a special cityscape.

Registrations are open from 10:00AM, Friday 14 September. 

Events are free, but registration is essential for all activities, except for storytimes. Storytimes and activities are 45 to 60 minutes long, except where otherwise stated.

For more information, contact Boroondara Library Service at 9278 4666.

Ashburton Library

Date Event Time Age

Mon 24 Sept

Bricks for kidz

Construct amazing LEGO creations by working through three exciting stations. Use specialised project kits to build models of your favourite characters, and create cool TECHNIC models that are motorised to move!  90-minute workshop.

2pm to 3.30pm

Ages strictly 6 to 12+

Wed 26 Sept

Cardboard superhero!     

Create your own cardboard superhero. Design and cut out your character's outfit and accessories.

11am School Age

Thurs 27 Sept

Vroom, vroom - Preschool storytime

Cars, trucks, trains or planes. Which one will we create to travel around in? Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Mon Oct

Terry McSweeney - The Fun Magic Guy

Terry mesmerises audiences with mind-boggling close up illusions and a stunning stage performance.

11am All ages

Wed Oct

You choose in space

Design something for the future. What will you need?

2pm School age

Thurs Oct

Play me a tune - Preschool storytime

Design an instrument to play and take home. Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Balwyn Library

Date Event Time Age

Mon 24 Sept

Bricks for kidz

Construct amazing LEGO creations by working through three exciting stations. Use specialised project kits to build models of your favourite characters, and create cool TECHNIC models that are motorised to move!  90-minute workshop.

10.30am to 12noon

Ages strictly 6 to 12+

Tues 25 Sept

What’s up top? Preschool storytime

We can’t see from down here. Will it be fun, or will there be danger? Let’s climb the ladder and see what’s up top. Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Thurs 27 Sept

The secret ladder

Treehouse, attic, fort, new world… where will your imagination lead you?

11am School age

Tues 2 Oct

Build it up, up, up - Preschool storytime

One brick, two bricks, three bricks, four.  Floors and walls and roof and door.  What are you building? Can I see?  Work is done, it’s time for tea. Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Wed Oct

Terry McSweeney - The Fun Magic Guy

Terry mesmerizes audiences with mind-boggling close up illusions and a stunning stage performance.

11am All ages

Fri Oct

Architect or engineer?                 

You are in charge of a brand new city. Will it be ancient, space age or fantasy?

2pm School age

Camberwell Library 

Date Event Time Age

Mon 24 Sept

The house that Jack built - Preschool storytime

Put together the house where you live. Does it have a door, a chimney, a window? Older siblings very welcome.

11am

Preschool

Tues 25 Sept

Robot realm

Design and build your version of a robot.          

11am School age

Wed 26 Sept

Bricks for kidz

Construct amazing LEGO creations by working through three exciting stations. Use specialised project kits to build models of your favourite characters, and create cool TECHNIC models that are motorised to move!  90-minute workshop.

2pm to 3.30pm Ages strictly 6 to 12+

Mon Oct

Float your boat - Preschool storytime

Construct a boat that will hopefully float! Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Tues 2 Oct

Conical constructs

Create a tepee that will stand.                                          

11am School age

Fri 5 Oct

Terry McSweeney - The Fun Magic Guy

Terry mesmerises audiences with mind-boggling close up illusions and a stunning stage performance.

11am All ages

Greythorn Library Lounge

Date Event Time Age

Wed 26 Sept

Terry McSweeney - The Fun Magic Guy

Terry mesmerises audiences with mind-boggling close up illusions and a stunning stage performance.

11am

All ages

Wed Oct

Tiny tots storytime at Greythorn

Young children will enjoy getting active with songs, rhymes and stories. This is a 30-minute session.

10:30am 1 to 2 1/2 years

Hawthorn Library

Date Event Time Age

Tues 25 Sept

Boating bonanza

Sailing boats, paddlesteamers, pirate ships and submarines. Design your boat. Then ready, set, race!

2pm

School age

Thurs 27 Sept

Bricks for kidz

Construct amazing LEGO creations by working through three exciting stations. Use specialised project kits to build models of your favourite characters, and create cool TECHNIC models that are motorised to move!  90-minute workshop.

10.30am to 12pm Ages strictly 6 to 12+

Tues 2 Oct

Newspaper fashion parade

Design and construct an outfit from newspaper then join in the fashion parade.

2pm School age

Thurs Oct

Terry McSweeney - The Fun Magic Guy

Terry mesmerizes audiences with mind-boggling close up illusions and a stunning stage performance.

11am  All ages

Fri 5 Oct

Walking in the city- Preschool storytime

Create your own cityscape. Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Kew Library

Date Event Time Age

Tues 25 Sept

Bricks for kidz

Construct amazing LEGO creations by working through three exciting stations. Use specialised project kits to build models of your favourite characters, and create cool TECHNIC models that are motorised to move!  90-minute workshop.

10.30am to 12pm

Ages strictly 6 to 12+

Wed 26 Sept

Up, up and away- Preschool storytime

Fly away with our fun stories and your own hot air balloon. Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Thurs 27 Sept

Design your own zoo                               

What’s your favourite animal? Cut, create and design your own home made zoo.

2pm School age

Mon Oct

Zoom rocket zoom

Design a rocket and see if it flies

11am School age

Wed Oct

Monster munch - Preschool storytime

Make your own monster puppet and listen to fun stories. Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Thurs 4 Oct

Terry McSweeney - The Fun Magic Guy

Terry mesmerises audiences with mind-boggling close up illusions and a stunning stage performance.

2pm

All ages

How to register for an activity

Registrations can only be made after 10am Friday 14 September.

You can register for a school holiday event:

  • by visiting the event's web page on the Boroondara Libraries website
  • in a person at your local library, or
  • by phoning Boroondara Libraries at 9278 4666.

 You will need an email address to receive your registration confirmation.

Registration conditions

  • Registrations cannot be made earlier than 10:00AM on the specified release date.
  • There is a maximum of 3 tickets per family registration (tickets only required for children). No group registrations are available.
  • Please observe the age limits for each event as specified on the program. Children outside these ages will not be admitted.
  • Bring your email ticket receipt to each event as it will indicate the number of tickets you have registered for.
  • Places may become available from time to time due to cancellations, so it is advisable to keep checking the activity's web page.
  • In fairness to others, if you cannot attend, please ring the library to cancel so that your tickets can be made available.

Supervision

Parents and carers must remain close by within the library while their children attend library activities and performances.

The library is unable to be responsible for any children attending activities unaccompanied by an adult.

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