Story times

Story times at Port Phillip Library Service are a fun way to introduce your baby and toddler to the joys of reading, stories and song.

Baby Rhyme Time

Introduce your little ones to the wonder of Babies first books, interactive play, rhyme, rhythm and bouncy songs. Caregivers will participate with their baby. Please bring a baby mat or rug for each session.

Suits 0-18 months - free, no bookings required

Emerald Hill   Monday   10.30am

 St Kilda

 Friday

 10.00am

Tiny tots story time

Toddlers love singing, dancing, listening to fun stories and rhymes. Come along and join in the fun! This is an interactive and joyful story time where caregivers are encouraged to engage with their children to model listening skills and a love of language.

Suits 18 months - 3 years - free, no bookings required for Port Melbourne or St Kilda, however from February 2017 we will be trialling a token system at Albert Park's Monday story times, you can read more here

      Branch                   Day                   Time        

 Albert Park

 Monday

 10.00am

 Albert Park

 Monday

 11.00am 

Port Melbourne

  Wednesday

 11.00am

 St Kilda

 Wednesday

 11.00am

 St Kilda

 Friday

 11.00am

Pre-school story time

Bring your pre-schooler along to participate in a broad selection of picture books, stories, songs and rhymes, involving interactive fun and learning. Have fun while developing language, listening and comprehension skills.

Suits 3-6 years - free, no bookings required

Branch 

 Day 

  Time  

 Albert Park

 Tuesday

     11.00am    

Emerald Hill 

 Friday

 11.00am

 St Kilda

 Tuesday

 11.00am

Bedtime story time

Bedtime story time provides an evening out for the whole family! BYO teddy!

Free - no bookings required.

St Kilda  1st Thursday each month   7.00pm 

Russian story time

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В БИБЛИОТЕКЕ  ST KILDA

В 11 УТРА ФЕТРОВЫЙ И КУКОЛЬНЫЙ ТЕАТР,

ПАЛЬЧИКОВЫЕ И РИТМИЧНЫЕ ИГРЫ,

ВЕСЕЛЫЕ ХОРОВОДЫ И ПЕСТУШКИ.

6 ФЕВРАЛЯ

6 МАРТА

3 АПРЕЛЯ

1 МАЯ

5 ИЮНЯ

3 ИЮЛЯ

7 АВГУСТА

4 СЕНТЯБРЯ

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6 НОЯБРЯ

4 ДЕКАБРЯ

СПРАВКИ: 9209 6655


How you and your child can get the most out of story time

Some hints to make story time at the library a fun-filled experience.

  • Sit with your child
  • Listen and participate; this sets a good example for your child
  • We understand that children get restless, so feel free to leave the story time session at any time
  • Try not to talk during the program, catch up with your friends after the session ends
  • Take the opportunity to borrow some library books, CD's and DVD's
  • Practice rhymes and songs used at story time

It All Starts with Storytime!

This video ‘It All Starts with Storytime!’ is the work of Monica Dullard, recipient of the State Library Victoria’s 2014 Margery C Ramsay Scholarship.

This film was developed to be used as a web-based training resource for children’s library staff; to reflect and discuss the importance of delivering engaging, interactive & dynamic story times, as part of public libraries early years learning programs to children from 0-6 years.

Above all, it’s about having joyful, & silly fun in story time!

Jimmy Ennett: CRUXMEDIA ; Copyright: Monica Dullard 2016

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