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Yarra Plenty Regional Library offers a range of children's services and programs in the Cities of Banyule, Whittlesea, and the Shire of Nillumbik.
Our libraries have been missing our regular Storytimes, but now we're ready to start them up again! Come along to help your child develop those crucial language skills and social connections.
Storytime sessions available
An interactive one-off session for parents of newborns. Learn about the benefits of reading, talking and singing to your baby, and get valuable information about your baby's literacy development. A free board book is provided upon joining.
Babies 0–18 months
Bring your baby along to this fun session of rhymes, stories and fingerplay. Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes.
12 months–3 years
Bring your toddler along to this lively, interactive session of stories and songs. Your toddler will hear simple stories, sing fun rhymes, and dance to action songs. Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes.
Bring your preschooler along for a fun session of stories, rhymes and action songs followed by a simple craft activity. Sessions run between 45 minutes to an hour.
Stories, songs, rhymes and activities in selected languages: French, German, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, or Japanese.
Enjoy stories, rhymes and action songs followed by a simple craft activity. Sessions run between 45 minutes to an hour.
Preschool and Primary aged children
Enjoy stories and rhymes followed by a simple craft activity. Sessions run between 45 minutes to an hour. Wear your pyjamas and bring along your favourite toy for an evening storytime session at your local branch.
An interactive storytime for all children but especially suited to those who do not like large storytime sessions, are on the Autism Spectrum or have sensory processing challenges. The storytime takes place at Mill Park Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm. Contact Mill Park Library for more details.