Kids programs, clubs and activities

We offer ongoing kids book clubs, storytimes and activities throughout the year.

Storytimes

Storytimes will be suspended from 6pm Tuesday 25 May and reintroduced as soon as we can do so safely.

Thank you for your understanding. Please continue to come in to borrow books and enjoy our spaces. We look forward to announcing the return of Storytime soon.

Please see available locations and sessions below.

  • Bookings will be essential for all adults and children over 12 months to comply with COVID-19 contact tracing and capacity requirements.
  • Adults are required to wear a face mask.
  • Bookings open on Wednesdays at 10 am.

Baby Rhyme Time

Introduce your little ones to the wonder of babies first books, interactive play, rhyme, rhythm and bouncy songs. Meet other new parents and babies as you learn new songs and the importance of reading with your child.

  • Suitable for child, zero to 18 months
  • Bookings essential

ST KILDA LIBRARY, FRIDAY 10AM

Session cancelled

EMERALD HILL LIBRARY, MONDAY 10.30AM

Session cancelled

Tiny Tots Storytime

Toddlers love singing, dancing, listening to fun stories and rhymes. This is an interactive and joyful storytime where caregivers are encouraged to engage with their children to model listening skills and a love of language

  • Suitable for child, 18 months to 3 years
  • Bookings essential

EMERALD HILL LIBRARY, FRIDAY 11AM

Session cancelled

ST KILDA LIBRARY, FRIDAY 11AM

Session cancelled

ALBERT PARK LIBRARY, MONDAY 11AM

Session cancelled

Bedtime storytime

Bedtime storytime is back!

Bedtime storytime provides an evening out for the whole family. BYO teddy, pyjamas encouraged.

  • Suitable for the whole family
  • Bookings essential

ST KILDA LIBRARY, THURSDAY 7PM

Bedtime storytime occurs on the first Thursday of the month. Bookings open on the Monday at 10 am.
Session cancelled

Preschool Storytime

These sessions will be re-introduced soon

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.

  • Suitable for child, 3 to 6 years
  • Bookings essential

 

Russian Storytime - LOTE

Stay tuned for upcoming sessions

Introduce your little ones to the wonderful Russian Storytime with the fabulous Natasha. Come and enjoy reading picture books and singing Russian nursery rhymes together.

  • Suitable for 0 to 5 years
  • Bookings essential

ST KILDA LIBRARY, MONDAY 11:00 AM, 3 MAY

Book session

Lightning Readers bookclub

If you're between 8 and 12, love reading and want to talk about all things books, why not join Lightning Readers Book Club.

The club could be called 'Orange Juice, Chips and Chocolate Frogs' as these are regular features of the experience. Along with the crumbs and greasy fingers, there is lively discussion and book reviewing, active listening and lots of laughter.

There are no set books; just discuss what you have been reading in the past month and rate it. Reviews get written up each month and are published on the Lightning Readers blog.

Spaces are limited so register your interest today!

To register your interest, contact us.

Premiers' Reading Challenge

Take a look at our extensive list of Premier's Reading Challenge books. They're shared through the five branches but you can find them all on the catalogue here. Or if you're at a branch, either look for the purple sticker on the spine, or ask one of our librarians. 

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