Balwyn Library closure and reopening

The temporary Balwyn Library closed on 16 March ahead of the redeveloped library re-opening on 4 April. See details about the closure.

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, Hawthorn and Kew Libraries throughout the year.

Upcoming events for children

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 | BalwynCamberwell | 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, from Monday 5 FebruarySessions are 45mins.

Ages: 2.5 to 5 years

Session dates and timesAshburton: 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: Ashburton | 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

Out 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 Camberwell | Hawthorn | Kew

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