Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme Time

Read, sing, talk, play together everyday. Bear and Crocodile reading.

Nurture your child’s listening, language and learning skills in fun filled sessions of stories, songs and rhymes, running each week during school terms.

Check our 2024 schedule below, or pick up a Storytime card from your local library.

Check out our What's On Program for special storytimes, StoryWalks and more children's fun.

View What's On Program

Term dates

Term 1: Monday 5 February - Thursday 28 March
Term 2: Monday 15 April - Friday 28 June
Term 3: Monday 15 July - Friday 20 September
Term 4: Monday 7 October - Friday 13 December

Regular Session Times

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Baby Rhyme Time 

Simple stories, songs and rhymes for babies.

Library Day Time
Bendigo (0-1 year) Friday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine (0-1 year) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Gisborne (0-2 years) Friday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat (0-1 year) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Kyneton (0-2 years) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Romsey (0-2 years) Thursday 11-11.30am
Woodend (0-2 years) Tuesday 11-11.30am
Friday 11-11.30am

Toddler Time 
Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers.

Library Day Time
Bendigo (1-3 years) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine (1-3 years) Monday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk (1-3 years) Friday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat (1-3 years) Wednesday 10.30-11am


Stories, songs and rhymes for preschoolers.

Library Day Time
Bendigo (3-5 years) Monday 10.30-11.15am
Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Castlemaine (3-5 years) Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk (3-5 years) Tuesday 10.30-11.15am
Gisborne (2-5 years) Monday 10.30-11.15am
Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Thursday 10.30-11.15am
Heathcote (0-5 years) Friday 9.30-10am
Kangaroo Flat (3-5 years) Friday 10.30-11.15am
Kyneton (2-5 years) Monday 10.30-11am
Romsey (2-5 years) Monday 11-11.45am
Tuesday 11-11.45am
Woodend (2-5 years) Tuesday 10-10.30am
Friday 10-10.30am

Saturday Storytime


Library Day Time
Kyneton (1-5 years) First and second Saturday
of each month
Romsey (1-5 years) Third Saturday
of each month
Woodend (1-5 years) First Saturday 
of each month

Library Agency Storytimes

Library agency and outreach storytime sessions (Jul-Dec 2023).


Boort Library Agency

Boort Resource and 
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey Street

Thu 8 Feb
Thu 22 Feb
Thu 7 Mar
Thu 21 Mar
Thu 18 Apr
Thu 2 May
Thu 16 May
Thu 30 May
Thu 13 Jun
Thu 27 Jun
Elmore Library Agency
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
Mon 5 Feb
Mon 19 Feb
Mon 4 Mar
Mon 18 Mar
Mon 15 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Mon 13 May
Mon 27 May
Mon 24 Jun

Inglewood Library Agency

Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon Street

Tue 20 Feb
Tue 19 Mar
Tue 16 Apr
Tue 14 May
Tue 11 Jun
Pyramid Hill Playgroup
67 Kelly Street
Fri 23 Feb
Fri 22 Mar
Fri 19 Apr
Fri 17 May
Fri 14 Jun
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall
20 Chapel Street
Wed 7 Feb
Wed 6 Mar
Wed 1 May
Wed 29 May
Wed 26 Jun
Wedderburn Playgroup
15-29 Hospital Street
Tue 13 Feb
Tue 12 Mar
Tue 23 Apr
Tue 21 May
Tue 18 Jun

More Storytime fun!

We also encourage you to browse our kids eLibrary for some great Storytime alternatives as well as fun learning activities. Our top picks are below!

child reading Bluey Fruit Bat StoryWalk


StoryWalks and a fun and educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart!) along a popular walking route in the community. They are a physical activity and a literary experience in one.

Being active is good for our bodies, and reading is good for our brains. The combination of both is a great all-round activity for our health and wellbeing!

We currently have StoryWalks in Castlemaine, Heathcote, Kyneton and Long Gully.

Read more here.

Emma Donovan with Don't Forget book by Jan Godwin and Anna Walker

Story Box Library

It's storytime anytime with Story Box Library!

Story Box Library features Australian stories read aloud by Australian storytellers. There are more than 400 picture books available to be read with animated illustrations.

Kanopy Kids logo

Kanopy Kids 

Watch thousands of the best films including movies, documentaries and TV shows, specially curated just for kids. Parental controls are available to ensure your child only watches content you approve.

Access via the Kanopy website, or download the app:

Sunshine online - boy with tablet

Sunshine Online

Sunshine Online makes early learning in reading and maths fun and interactive for all pre-schoolers. Learning Space 1 2 3 provides animated and interactive learning in literacy and maths for primary school-aged children.

Storytime/early literacy resouces for parents

Parent Child Mother Goose Storytimes
Presented by Communities for Children Bendigo with thanks to Bendigo Reads. 

Early literacy information for families
Literacy is the foundation for lifelong learning, and it starts long before children start kindergarten or school. 

Family Staycation Kit
Simple ways to implement language and literacy skills while at home. Suitable for children up to 5 years.

How to recreate library storytime at Home
An excellent step by step guide for parents! 

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