Early enjoyment of stories, books and reading can make a positive difference to young children. Storytime is a fabulous way of introducing your child to the wonderful world of books in a fun and social atmosphere. Choose from our range of Storytimes for the 0-5 year old.
Storytimes run during school term - see our Storytimes event calendar for dates and times.
Baby Rhyme Time
Encourage an early love of language, books and reading.
These half hour sessions focus on interactive songs, rhymes and very simple stories for children 0-1.
Enjoy a great outing for toddlers 1-2 years of age.
A fun half hour of rhymes, songs and stories that will shake your sillies out!
For preschool children aged 3-5 years.
These fun filled and lively 45 minute sessions include stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft activity.
Watch out for some great Storytime Specials for young families held at key times throughout the year.
We celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime in May, Children's Book Week in August, Children's Week in October,
Christmas in December, and for good measure a Bedtime Storytime or two in the depths of winter!
School Holiday Programs
Encourage a love of recreational reading!
Each term break we run a program of literature based activities throughout our larger libraries suited to the primary school aged child. Activities include performers, workshops, craft and good old fashioned fun.
Summer Reading Club
Each summer we run the Summer Reading Club which is all about reading for pleasure.
Join and receive a cool Summer Reading Club pack and the opportunity to win great prizes.
Baby's First Library Card
Goldfields Library loves little library members!
All new babies in the Goldfields Library region will receive at the 4 month Maternal and Child Health check a special invitation to become a library member.
Baby members will recieve a customised library card, Ryhme Time booklet, DVD and a board book suited to baby's early months.
Baby Book Bags
Lucky little babies born in Mt Alexander Shire receive at the 4 month Maternal and Child Health check their very first library bag complete with Rhyme Time booklet and DVD, board book and library information.
The Baby Book Bags are kindly provided by Friends of the Castlemaine Library.
Loddon Little Readers
Babies born in the Shire of Loddon are encouraged to become Loddon Little Readers receiving at the 4 month Maternal and Child Health check a library bag, Ryhme Time booklet, DVD and board book.
We welcome visits from childcare centres, kindergartens and primary school to tour, borrow or participate in our author and Children's Book Week programs.
Contact Children's Services
Phone: 03 5449 2771