We hold regular storytimes and activities for children of all ages:
- Preschool storytime
- Bedtime storytime
- Chinese/English storytime
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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: 11am, Thursdays
Balwyn Library: 11am, Tuesdays
Camberwell Library: 11am, Mondays
Hawthorn Library: 11am, Fridays
Kew Library: 11am, Wednesdays
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
23 March, 27 April, 25 May, 22 June, 27 July, 24 August, 14 September, 26 October, 30 November.
Balwyn, 10.30am on the following Thursdays
16 April, 14 May, 11 June, 16 July, 13 August, 10 September, 15 October, 12 November, 3 December.
Camberwell, 10.30am on the following Fridays
17 April, 8 May, 5 June, 17 July, 7 August, 4 September, 9 October, 6 November, 4 December.
Hawthorn, 10.30am on the following Wednesdays
18 March, 22 April, 20 May, 17 June, 22 July, 19 August, 16 September, 21 October, 18 November, 4 December.
Kew, 10.30am on the following Tuesdays
14 April, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 11 August, 8 September, 6 October, 10 November, 8 December.
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
4 May, 13 July, 7 September, 9 November.
Balwyn, 6.30pm on the following Wednesdays
15 April, 17 June, 19 August, 21 October, 2 December.
Camberwell, 6.30pm on the following Mondays
23 March, 18 May, 20 July, 14 September, 16 November.
Hawthorn, 6.30pm on the following Tuesdays
28 April, 23 June, 25 August, 27 October, 8 December.
Kew, 6.30pm on Tuesdays during school holidays
31 March, 7 July, 22 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.
11am, on the following Fridays:
20 March, 17 April, 15 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 August, 18 September, 16 October, 20 November.