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: 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

27 July, 24 August, 14 September, 26 October, 30 November.

Balwyn, 10.30am on the following Thursdays 

16 July, 13 August, 10 September, 15 October, 12 November, 3 December.

Camberwell, 10.30am on the following Fridays

17 July, 7 August, 4 September, 9 October, 6 November, 4 December.

Hawthorn, 10.30am on the following Wednesdays

22 July, 19 August, 16 September, 21 October, 18 November, 9 December.

Kew, 10.30am on the following Tuesdays

14 July, 11 August, 8 September, 6 October, 10 November, 8 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

13 July, 7 September, 9 November.

Balwyn, 6.30pm on the following Wednesdays

19 August, 21 October, 2 December.

Camberwell, 6.30pm on the following Mondays

 20 July, 14 September, 16 November.

Hawthorn, 6.30pm on the following Tuesdays

25 August, 27 October, 8 December.

Kew, 6.30pm on Tuesdays during school holidays

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:

17 July, 21 August, 18 September, 16 October, 20 November.