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Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme Time

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

Storytime is back in session! Check when your local sessions are on below, or pick up a Storytime card from your local library.

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 out our What's On Program for special storytimes and more children's fun

View What's On Program

Term dates

Term 1: Monday 7 February - Friday 8 April
Term 2: Tuesday 26 April - Friday 24 June
Term 3: Monday 11 July - Friday 16 September
Term 4: Monday 3 October - Friday 9 December

Regular Session Times

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Baby Rhyme Time 

Simple stories, songs and rhymes for 0-1 year olds.

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

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

Library Day Time
Bendigo Tuesday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine Monday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk Friday 10.30-11am
Gisborne Monday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat Wednesday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Monday 10.30-11am
Romsey Tuesday 11-11.25am
Woodend Friday 10-10.30am

Storytime

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

Library Day Time
Bendigo Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Friday 10.30-11.15am
Castlemaine Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk Tuesday 10.30-11.15am
Gisborne Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
First Saturday
of each month
10.30-11.15am
Heathcote (0-5 years) Friday 9.30-10am
Kangaroo Flat Friday 10.30-11.15am
Kyneton Wednesday 10.30-11am
Romsey Monday 11-11.30am
Woodend Tuesday 10-10.30am
First Saturday
of each month
10-10.30am

Library Agency Storytimes

Library agency and outreach storytime sessions (Feb-Jun 2022).
See more information on library agencies.
Download the PDF.

BOORT

Boort Library Agency

Boort Resource and 
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey Street

Thu 28 Jul
Thu 11 Aug
Thu 25 Aug
Thu 8 Sep
Thu 20 Oct
Thu 3 Nov
Thu 17 Nov
Thu 1 Dec
Thu 15 Dec
10.30-11am
ELMORE
Elmore Library Agency
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
Mon 25 Jul
Mon 8 Aug
Mon 22 Aug
Mon 5 Sep
Mon 17 Oct
Mon 31 Oct
Mon 14 Nov
Mon 28 Nov
Mon 12 Dec
11.30am-12pm
INGLEWOOD

Inglewood Library Agency

Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon Street

Tue 21 Jun
Tue 2 Aug
Tue 30 Aug
Tue 13 Sep
Tue 25 Oct
Tue 8 Nov
Tue 6 Dec
 10.30-11am
PYRAMID HILL

Pyramid Hill Library Agency

Pyramid Hill Neighbourhood House
5-8/43 Kelly Street

Tue 21 Jun
10.30-11am
Pyramid Hill Playgroup
67 Kelly Street
Fri 5 Aug
Fri 2 Sep
Fri 14 Oct
Fri 11 Nov
Fri 9 Dec
10.30-11am
SERPENTINE
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall
20 Chapel Street
Wed 3 Aug
Wed 31 Aug
Wed 12 Oct
Wed 9 Nov
Wed 7 Dec
11-11.30am
WEDDERBURN
Wedderburn Playgroup
15-29 Hospital Street
Tue 9 Aug
Tue 6 Sep
Tue 18 Oct
Tue 29 Nov
9.45-10.15am


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!

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.

Animalia libraries

Animalia 

Animalia Libraries takes kids on a stimulating learning adventure through one of the world's most beloved and well-known picture books. The program includes engaging digital read-throughs and levelled activities, games and puzzles focusing on literacy and language for children aged 5-12.

Download the Animalia app to get started:

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.

Stay at home storytimes: online resources for children and families

A Facebook group created by Yarra Libraries with a selection of free online Storytime resources, including recorded storytime sessions. 

How to recreate library storytime at Home

An excellent step by step guide for parents! 

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