Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Rhyme Time

Nurture your child’s listening, language and learning skills in these fun filled sessions running during school terms.

Drop in to your local Goldfields Library and pick up a Storytimes card to hang on your fridge, or download one below, and view our latest program for special storytimes and more children's activities!

Get your child ready for school with the 1000 Books Before School program!

Special Storytime sessions

Saturday Storytime

Weekday workers, discover the joys of Storytime! Bring along your little ones and join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 3-5 years.

Saturdays 7 September, 5 October & 2 November, 10.30-11.15am
Gisborne Library

Saturdays 21 September, 19 October & 16 November, 10-10.45am
Eaglehawk Library

Great Storytime Book Swap

Swap a picture book you no longer want for another, in exchange for a gold coin donation towards purchasing books for Aboriginal children in remote communities. Storytime will have some special touches too!

Fri 20 September, 10.30am-1pm Bendigo Library

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We will be swishying, squelching and stumble tripping together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic family favourite We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Join Gisborne’s friendly library staff to follow the bear prints and participate in other activities to make a beautiful day!  

Family-friendly event.

Saturday 5 October, 10.30am
Gisborne Library

Storytime Special with Harrison Craig

A special treat for Storytimers! Award-winning singer and author Harrison Craig is visiting to present his book Harrison’s Song.

Thursday 10 October, 10.30-11.15am
Bendigo Library

2019 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 4 February - Friday 5 April
Term 2: Tuesday 23 April - Friday 28 June
Term 3: Monday 15 July - Friday 20 September
Term 4: Monday 7 October - Friday 13 December

Regular Session Times

Baby Rhyme Time 
Simple stories, songs and rhymes for 0-1 year olds.
Download the PDF.

Library Day Time
Romsey Monday 10-10.30am
Bendigo Monday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Tuesday 10.30-11am
Woodend Tuesday 11.30am-12pm
Kangaroo Flat Tuesday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine Wednesday 10.30-11am
Gisborne Friday 10.30-11am

Toddler Time 
Stories, songs and rhymes for 1-3 year olds.
Download the PDF.

Library Day Time
Gisborne Monday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Bendigo Tuesday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine Tuesday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat Wednesday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Wednesday 10.30-11am
Romsey Thursday 10.30-11am
Woodend Friday 10-10.30am
Eaglehawk Friday 10.30-11am


Little World Storytimes 
Bi-lingual stories, songs and rhymes for pre-schoolers.
Download the PDF.

Library Date Time Language
Kangaroo Flat Fri 15 Feb 10.30-11.15am Karen
Bendigo Fri 22 Feb 10.30-11.15am Karen
Eaglehawk Fri 15 Mar 10.30-11.15am Dinka/Arabic
Bendigo Fri 22 Mar 10.30-11.15am Dinka/Arabic
Kangaroo Flat Fri 12 Apr 10.30-11.15am Hindi
Bendigo Fri 26 Apr 10.30-11.15am Hindi
Heathcote Fri 17 May 9.30-10.15am Dari
Bendigo Fri 24 May 10.30-11.15am Dari
Eaglehawk Fri 21 Jun 10.30-11.15am Karen
Bendigo Fri 28 Jun 10.30-11.15am Karen
Kangaroo Flat Fri 19 Jul 10.30-11.15am Dinka/Arabic
Bendigo Fri 26 Jul 10.30-11.15am Dinka/Arabic
Heathcote Fri 16 Aug 9.30-10.15am Hindi
Bendigo Fri 23 Aug 10.30-11.15am Hindi
Eaglehawk Fri 20 Sep 10.30-11.15am Dari
Bendigo Fri 27 Sep 10.30-11.15am Dari
Kangaroo Flat Fri 18 Oct 10.30-11.15am Karen
Bendigo Fri 25 Oct 10.30-11.15am Karen
Heathcote Fri 15 Nov 9.30-10.15am Dinka/Arabic
Bendigo Fri 22 Nov 10.30-11.15am Dinka/Arabic

Stories, songs and rhymes for 3-5 year olds.
Download the PDF.

Library Day Time
Romsey Monday 10.30-11.15am
Kyneton Monday 10.30-11.15am
Woodend Tuesday 10.00-10.45am
Eaglehawk Tuesday 10.30-11.15am
Bendigo Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Friday 10.30-11.15am
Gisborne Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Castlemaine Friday 10.30-11.15am
Kangaroo Flat Friday 10.30-11.15am
Heathcote Friday 9.30-10.15am

Agency Storytimes

Library agency and pop-up storytime sessions July to December 2019.
See more information on library agencies.
Download the PDF.

Boort Resource and 
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey St
Mon 15 Jul
Thu 18 Jul
Thu 1 Aug
Thu 15 Aug
Thu 29 Aug
Thu 12 Sep
Mon 7 Oct
Thu 10 Oct
Thu 24 Oct
Thu 7 Nov
Thu 21 Nov
Thu 5 Dec

Session will be held at:
Dingee Preschool
785 Dingee Rd

Tue 30 Jul
Tue 27 Aug
Tue 22 Oct
Tue 19 Nov
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
Mon 22 Jul
Mon 5 Aug
Mon 19 Aug
Mon 16 Sep
Mon 14 Oct
Mon 28 Oct
Mon 11 Nov
Mon 25 Nov
Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon St
Tue 16 Jul
Tue 30 Jul
Tue 13 Aug
Tue 27 Aug
Tue 10 Sep
Tue 8 Oct
Tue 22 Oct
Tue 19 Nov
Tue 3 Dec
Pyramid Hill
Neighbourhood House
Unit 5-8/34 Kelly St
Tue 16 Jul
Tue 30 Jul
Tue 13 Aug
Tue 27 Aug
Tue 10 Sep
Tue 8 Oct
Tue 22 Oct
Tue 19 Nov
Tue 3 Dec
Session will be held at:
Pyramid Hill Playgroup
67 Kelly St
Fri 26 Jul
Fri 9 Aug
Fri 6 Sep
Fri 11 Oct
Fri 22 Nov
Community Centre, 
24 Wilson St
Wed 21 Aug
Wed 11 Sep
Wed 23 Oct
Wed 13 Nov
Session will be held at:
Wedderburn College Playgroup,  
15-29 Hospital St
Tue 23 Jul
Tue 17 Sep
Tue 15 Oct
Tue 26 Nov
Session will be held at:
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall,
20 Chapel St

Wed 7 Aug
Wed 4 Sep
Wed 9 Oct
Wed 6 Nov
Wed 4 Dec


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