Our autumn school holiday program runs from  Monday 8 April to Thursday 18 April  and the theme is Wonders of the World.

Join us for two wonderful children's performances, Wild Action: Endangered Species, and circus performer Circo Folklorico. Come along to storytimes for the whole family and then get creative with a great range of craft activities.  

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.

Registrations are open from 10am, Friday 29 March. 

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

Ashburton Library

Date Event Time Age

Mon 8
April

Circo Folklorico

Circo Folklorico introduces children to different aspects of clowning, comedy, role play and improvisation with a ludicrous array of costumes, props and musical instruments.

11am

All ages

Wed 10
April

Walk like an Egyptian

Step into the world of the ancient Egyptians and challenge yourself to build a pyramid. Discover how to write your name using hieroglyphs and decorate your own Egyptian head piece.

11am School age

Thurs 11
April

Underwater wonders: Preschool storytime

Stories, songs and underwater-inspired craft.

Older siblings very welcome.

11am Preschool

Mon 15
April

Wild Action: Endangered Species

Come face-to-face with vulnerable, rare and endangered Australian species in our conservation workshop with a Zoologist from Wild Action.

2pm Age: 4+

Wed 17
April

Wild Great Wall

Learn fun facts about the Great Wall of China and make your own Chinese dragon puppet and Chinese lantern to take home.

2pm School age

Thurs 18
April

Outer space marvels: Preschool storytime

Stories, songs and all things space.

Older siblings very welcome

11am Preschool 

Balwyn Library

Date Event Time Age

Tues 9
April

Underground: Preschool storytime

What’s down there?  Let’s go underground and find out!

Older siblings very welcome.

11am

Preschool

Thurs 11
April

Animal architecture

If you were an animal, would you live in a cave, a burrow, a nest, a shell or even a web? Join us to learn about animal homes and design your own!

2pm School age

Fri 12
April

Circo Folklorico

Circo Folklorico introduces children to different aspects of clowning, comedy, role play and improvisation with a ludicrous array of costumes, props and musical instruments.

11am All ages

Tues 16
April

How high is high? Preschool storytime

Will we need a ladder, a rope, or something else to get to the top?

Older siblings very welcome.

11am Preschool

Wed 17
April

The eighth wonder

Attention intrepid explorers! Search hidden valleys, barren deserts and the deepest oceans for the eighth Wonder of the World. What will you find?

11am School Age
Thurs 18
April

Wild Action: Endangered Species

Come face-to-face with vulnerable, rare and endangered Australian species in our conservation workshop with a Zoologist from Wild Action.

11am Age: 4+

Camberwell Library 

Date Event Time Age

Mon 8
April

Ice explorers: Preschool storytime

Come on an adventure with us and meet penguins, seals and scientists in the world’s last true wilderness!

Older siblings very welcome.

11am

Preschool

Tues 9
April

Milky Way make

Light up your very own Milky Way with real LED lights and learn to connect a basic kid-safe circuit.

11am Strictly age 5+

Fri 12 
April

Circo Folklorico

Circo Folklorico introduces children to different aspects of clowning, comedy, role play and improvisation a ludicrous array of costumes, props and musical instruments.

2pm All ages

Mon 15 
April

The amazing Amazon

Meet the wonderful creatures of the Amazonian rainforest, and maybe take home one of your own.

Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Tues 16
April

Terracotta treasures                    

What are the things you treasure the most? Using clay, be inspired by the famous Terracotta Warriors.

        

11am School age

Wed 17
April

Wild Action: Endangered Species

Come face-to-face with vulnerable, rare and endangered Australian species in our conservation workshop with a Zoologist from Wild Action.

11am Age: 4+

Greythorn Library Lounge

Date Event Time Age

Wed 10
April

Circo Folklorico

Circo Folklorico introduces children to different aspects of clowning, comedy, role play and improvisation a ludicrous array of costumes, props and musical instruments.

2pm

All ages

Wed 17
April

Wild Action: Endangered Species

Come face-to-face with vulnerable, rare and endangered Australian species in our conservation workshop with a Zoologist from Wild Action.

2pm Age: 4+

Hawthorn Library

Date Event Time Age

Tues 9
April

Great Barrier Reef dioramas

Create a miniature underwater wonderland inspired by the magificent Great Barrier Reef. What creatures might be lurking beneath the water’s surface?

2pm

School age

Thurs 11
April

Circo Folklorico

Circo Folklorico introduces children to different aspects of clowning, comedy, role play and improvisation a ludicrous array of costumes, props and musical instruments.

11am All ages

Fri 12
April

Desert wonders: Preschool storytime

Celebrate sand, glorious sand and desert dwellers galore!

Older siblings very welcome

11am Preschool

Tues 16
April

Wild Action: Endangered Species

Come face-to-face with vulnerable, rare and endangered Australian species in our conservation workshop with a Zoologist from Wild Action.

2pm Age: 4+
Thurs 18 
April

Magical Northern Lights

Have fun experimenting with chalk pastels to create a magical night scene artwork inspired by the Northern Lights.

11am School age

Kew Library

Date Event Time Age

Mon 8
April

Circo Folklorico

Circo Folklorico introduces children to different aspects of clowning, comedy, role play and improvisation with a ludicrous array of costumes, props and musical instruments.

2pm

All ages

Wed 10
April

I see the moon: Preschool storytime

Listen to stories about the magical, mysterious moon.

Older siblings welcome.

11am Preschool

Thurs 11
April

Dreamtime dot painting                                       

Create your own Dreamtime dot painting using your imagination and learn some First Australian symbols along the way.

2pm School age

Mon 15
April

Wonders of the Lego world                    
Build the wonders of the World with Lego.
 

2pm School age
Tues 16
April

Wild Action: Endangered Species

Come face-to-face with vulnerable, rare and endangered Australian species in our conservation workshop with a Zoologist from Wild Action.

11am Age: 4+

Wed 17
April

Reef adventures: Preschool storytime

Discover creatures of the reef and make your own deep sea jellyfish.

Older siblings very welcome.

11am Preschool

How to register for an activity

Registrations can only be made after 10am Friday 29 March.

You can register for a school holiday event:

  • online using links that will be made available on this page
  • 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 10am 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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