Children's storytimes and activities

Kew Library will be closed for technology upgrades from 6pm on 4 November and will reopen from 10am on 22 November.

During this time, some events will be cancelled or rescheduled. For more information on events and closure dates for each branch, see Upgrades to our libraries.

We hold regular storytimes and activities for children of all ages. They 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. Sessions take place at Ashburton, Balwyn, Camberwell, Greythorn, Hawthorn and Kew libraries throughout the year.

Upcoming events for children

Christmas season 2019

Our regular children's programs will end with Christmas activities in December 2019 and then recommence in February 2020.

Make sure to catch the last sessions of your favourite storytimes, activities and crafts for the year. We wish you a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to seeing you again in 2020. 

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 librariesSessions are 45mins. There are no sessions on public holidays.

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.


Ages: children of all ages

Session dates and times: Balwyn

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: schoolchildren 

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

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