We hold regular storytimes and activities for children of all ages:

  • Preschool storytime
  • Tinytots
  • Bedtime storytime
  • Chinese/English storytime.

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Preschool storytime

For children aged 2.5 to 5 years old

Preschool Storytime is held weekly at each of the five libraries in Boroondara. A mixture of story reading, nursery rhymes, songs and activities creates an entertaining and enriching experience for children and their parents/caregivers.

Ashburton Library: every Thursday morning at 11am.

Balwyn Library: every Tuesday morning at 11am.

Camberwell Library: every Monday morning at 11am.

Hawthorn Library: every Friday morning at 11am.

Kew Library: every Wednesday morning at 11am.


Tinytots

For children aged 12 months to 2.5 years old

Tinytots provides an enjoyable introduction to books, songs and rhymes for your young child and enhances the development of early reading skills.

Tinytots aims to develop listening and interactive skills and provides an opportunity to socialise with other children.

Ashburton, 10:30am on the following Mondays

24 February, 31 March, 3 April, 8 May, 23 June, 28 July, 25 August, 15 September, 27 October, 24 November.

Balwyn, 10:30am on the following Thursdays 

13 March, 3 April, 8 May, 12 June, 17 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 20 November, 11 December.

Camberwell, 10:30am on the following Fridays

14 February, 14 March, 4 April, 16 May, 13 June, 25 July, 20 August, 12 September, 17 October, 14 November, 12 December.

Hawthorn, 10:30am on the following Wednesdays

19 February, 19 March, 23 April, 21 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 17 September, 22 October, 19 November, 3 December.

Kew, 10:30am on the following Tuesdays

4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 15 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 11 November, 2 December.


Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime storytime is an enjoyable story session for the whole family.

Remember to wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite teddy.

Ashburton, 6:30pm on the following Mondays

10 February, 28 April, 2 June, 4 August, 13 October, 1 December.

Balwyn, 6:30pm on the following Wednesdays

19 March, 21 May, 23 July, 10 September, 26 November.

Camberwell, 6:30pm on the following Mondays

3 March, 5 May, 14 July, 1 September, 3 November.

Hawthorn, 6:30pm on the following Tuesdays

25 February, 29 April, 24 June, 26 August, 28 October, 9 December.

Kew, 6:30pm on Tuesdays during school holidays

8 April, 1 July, 30 September.


Bilingual Storytime in Chinese/English

Children of all ages are welcome.

Join us at the Balwyn Library for stories and songs in Mandarin and English.

Friday 11am on the following dates:

7 February, 7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October, 7 November, 5 December.