Storytime English


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

Wednesday 25 May, 10.30am at Clayton Library (special National Simultaneous Storytime event)

Wednesday 6 July, 10.30am at Clayton Library

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



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.

Glen Waverley Saturday Storytimes Selected Saturday of the month 11.00am. 2022 Dates: 12 February, 12 March, 9 April, 14 May, 11 June, 9 July, 13 August, 10 September, 8 October, 12 November. 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 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.


Monday 22 August

Online event (Zoom), 4pm, FREE for ages 1-7

Virtual Storytime with Jess Racklyeft - Join us for a virtual Storytime with author and illustrator Jess Racklyeft in celebration of Book Week.

Book online (only one booking per family required)



Online Storytimes

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