Storytimes

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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.

For the days and times of each program at your local branch be sure to click here.

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Bookaroo Newborn

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.

storytime1Baby Storytime
Babies 0-18 months

Bring your baby along to this fun session of rhymes, stories and fingerplay. Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes.

storytime2Toddler Time
12 months-3 years

Bring your toddler along to this lively, interactive session of stories and songs. Your toddler will be able to hear simple stories, sing fun rhymes and dance to action songs. Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes.

storytime3Preschool Storytime
3-5 years

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.

storytime4Bilingual Storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities in selected languages - French, German, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Persian, Japanese.

  • Bilingual storytime brochure in language translations for 2017 COMING SOON!

storytime5Weekend Storytime
3-5 years

Enjoy stories, rhymes and action songs followed by a simple craft activity. Sessions run between 45 minutes to an hour.

storytime7Bedtime Storytime
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 pajamas and bring along your favourite toy for an evening storytime session at your local branch.

Download the brochure to see session times and locations for ALL these Storytimes here.

storytime11Auslan Tale and Sign Storytime

Deaf children are invited to these lively and unique sessions in Auslan at Rosanna Library. All sessions run from 11.00am - 12.00noon.

2017 dates coming soon.

Contact Rosanna Library for more details.

storytime12Spectrum-Friendly Storytime  

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 1.30pm - 2.15pm. Contact Mill Park Library for more details.

Did your kids grow up going to storytime at the library but now they are a big kid?
We have after school activities for primary school children that is just what you are looking for.

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5-12 years

This is an after school program for primary school children that can include art, craft, technology, movies and games. Throughout the year special themed sessions are delivered. For more information and details of session times, dates, locations and themes please see the Children and Families section of What's On @YPRL our bi-monthly event brochure found here.

What else?? 

We always have programs and activities happening.

Our School Holiday Program run every school holidays at all branches. Pick up a brochure from any branch, or click here download the latest brochure.

Summer Reading Club (3-12 years)

The Summer Reading Club (SRC) runs through the summer break, beginning in December and finishing at the close of January. Join the program at your library and pick up an SRC kit, featuring activities and a log to help children to keep track of their reading. Visit the library and reap the rewards: the more children read, the more chances they will have to win. Ask the friendly library staff to help you find that perfect book. There’s also the opportunity to attend a range of themed events that will encourage reading throughout the holidays. More information about the program will be available on our website here.

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