Storytime

Storytime English

Overview

For 1-5 year olds. Designed to foster a love of reading and books. Most Storytime sessions will be held in the library. Special Zoom Storytimes may be held from time to time. 

 

Trilingual Storytime

English, Chinese and Italian

Trilingual Storytime is a unique and memorable way of experiencing different languages and how stories are expressed in each. It’s also a valuable experience for young children to hear and share their family or community languages, and increase their sense of inclusivity

No trilingual storytimes available for booking.

Branch Storytimes

Storytimes are held regularly. Bookings open 2 days before the session at 10am.

Bookings are required for 2022.

Check below for branch program times. Sessions run for 45 minutes and are free! 

Bedtime Storytimes will be held at Oakleigh Library and Clayton Library on Zoom. Bookings required.

 

Clayton Library:  Monday & Friday 10.30 am. Bookings required.

Glen Waverley Library:  Tuesday & Thursday 10.30 am. Bookings required.

Mount Waverley Library:  Tuesday & Wednesday 10.30 am. Bookings required.

Mulgrave Library: Tuesday 2.30pm. Bookings required.

Oakleigh Library:  Wednesday & Thursday 10.30 am. Bookings required.

Power Neighbourhood House: First Friday of the month at 10.30 am. For babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Run by library staff at 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood. Bookings required. 2022 Dates: 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December

Wheelers Hill Library:  Tuesday & Wednesday 10.30 am. Bookings required.

 

 

Storytimes in Other Languages

Storytime in other languages

 

The library holds Storytimes in Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Greek and AUSLAN. 

 

 

AUSLAN Storytime

The library holds Storytimes in AUSLAN and will be available online through our YouTube Channel.

 

View these Storytimes.

Bedtime Storytimes

Bedtime Storytime
Bring a cuddly toy and wear your pyjamas while enjoying stories and songs at the library (some sessions on Zoom)! For families with young children. Free. Bookings for Clayton Storytime open 7 days before each session, bookings are no longer required for Oakleigh. 
 
Oakleigh Library
Generally held in-person on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Enquiries: 9518 3970.
Bookings no longer required. 

 

2022 Dates:  5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 8 November, 6 December

Zoom Bedtime Storytime 

Bookings required

Held online at 7pm - 7:30pm on specified dates.

2022 Dates: 18 May, 29 June, 20 July, 24 August, 28 September, 19 October, 23 November, 7 December.

 

Babytime

Babytime is held at all branches. For more information.

Zoom Storytimes

The Library will hold special Zoom Storytimes throughout the year. Subscribe to our eNewsletter or ask in your branch.

Zoom Bedtime Storytimes are held on specific dates at 7pm. Bookings required.

 

Online Storytimes

Check our YouTube Channel for recent Online Storytimes.
Includes Zoom, Zoom, Zoom trilingual songs and others.

 

Summer Holiday Storytimes

Tuesday 10 January

Summer Storytime

Includes an activity. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Glen Waverley Library, 10.30am

 

Bedtime Storytime at the Park

Wear your pyjamas and bring your teddy! Don’t forget your picnic rug. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Oakleigh Library, 7pm

 

Summer Storytime

Includes a craft activity where children will make paper toys. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Mulgrave Library, 2.30pm

 

Wednesday 11 January

Bedtime Storytime

Wear your pyjamas and bring your teddy! FREE. Ages 1-6.

Clayton Library, 7pm

 

Bedtime Storytime

Wear your pyjamas and bring your teddy! FREE. Ages 1-6.

Glen Waverley Library, 7pm

 

MGA Storytime

Join us in the Monash Gallery of Art for a special Storytime. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Monash Gallery of Art, 10.30am

 

Storytime in the Park

Bring your picnic rug and enjoy stories and songs in the park. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Oakleigh Library, 10.30am

 

Friday 13 January

Summer Storytime

FREE. Ages 1-6.

Clayton Library, 10.30am

 

Tuesday 17 January

Bilingual Storytime

English and Chinese. Includes a rabbit lantern activity to celebrate the Lunar New Year. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Clayton Library, 10.30am

 

Teddy Bears Picnic

Join us for a Storytime in the gardens outside. BYO picnic, blanket, teddy and sun protection. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Wheelers Hill Library, 10.30am

 

Summer Storytime

Includes Native American Indian Dreamtime stories and craft. FREE. Ages 1-8.

Mulgrave Library, 2.30pm

 

Wednesday 18 January

Bedtime Storytime

Wear your pyjamas and bring your teddy! FREE. Ages 1-6.

Clayton Library, 7pm

 

Bedtime Storytime

Wear your pyjamas and bring your teddy! FREE. Ages 1-6.

Mount Waverley Library, 7pm

 

MGA Storytime

Join us in the Monash Gallery of Art for a special Storytime. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Monash Gallery of Art, 10.30am

 

Thursday 19 January

Summer Storytime

Includes an activity. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Glen Waverley Library, 10.30am

 

Storytime at the Park

Bring your picnic rug and enjoy stories and songs in the park. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Oakleigh library, 10.30am

 

Monday 23 January

Summer Storytime

Includes an activity. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Glen Waverley Library, 10.30am

 

Tuesday 24 January

Bubbles Storytime

Join us for a Storytime in the gardens outside the Wheelers Hill Library. BYO picnic blanket, and sun protection. Bubbles provided. FREE.

Ages 1-6.

Wheelers Hill Library, 10.30am

 

Summer Storytime

Includes a bird craft. FREE. Ages 1-8.

Mulgrave Library, 2.30pm

 

Wednesday 25 January

Storytime at the Park

Bring your picnic rug and enjoy stories and songs in the park. FREE. Ages 1-6.

Oakleigh Library, 10.30am