Storytimes at the Library

We have a wide variety of Storytimes available for newborns through to preschoolers. Storytimes are held across our Albert Park, Emerald Hill, Port Melbourne, and St Kilda branches.

Storytime sessions will not be running during school holidays (9 - 25 April). Sessions resume from Tuesday 26 April. 

Baby Rhyme Time

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

  • Suitable for children ages zero to 18 months
  • Bookings are no longer needed, walk-ins are welcome

Session times:

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 children ages 18 months to 3 years
  • Bookings are no longer needed, walk-ins are welcome

Session times:

Preschool Storytime

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 children ages 3 to 6 years
  • Bookings are no longer needed, walk-ins are welcome

Session times:

Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime is back Thursday April 7.

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

  • Suitable for the whole family
  • Bookings are no longer needed, walk-ins are welcome

Session times:

St Kilda Library: first Thursday of the month at 7 pm

Russian Storytime - LOTE 

First Monday of each month at 11 am at St Kilda

Russian Storytimes are coming back in April!

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 children ages zero to 5 years

Session times:

St Kilda Library: First Monday of the month at 11 am

Storytime online

Grow, learn and discover with your child in the comfort of your own home.

There is a huge range of online Storytime's available for streaming via The Storybox Library app online.

You can now explore the new range called Vooks on Kanopy. These animated picture books have captions on each page and are designed to help your child learn to read.