two children reading books


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


Bilingual Storytime: English and French

Families with young children can discover some of the iconic buildings in France as well as hear the French language through our bilingual storytime.

Stories and songs in both English and French will be followed by a craft activity.

Clayton Library. No bookings required.

Tuesday 4 July, 11am - 12pm.

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

Storytime supports children's literacy and group learning. For children aged 1-5 years.  No bookings required.


Clayton Library

Mondays and Fridays, 10.30am

Glen Waverley Library

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am

Mount Waverley Library 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10.30am

Mulgrave Library

Tuesdays, 2.30pm

Oakleigh Library

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am

Wheelers Hill Library

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10.30am.


Storytimes in Other Languages

multi-cultural children reading books   


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 Storytime

boy reading a book at night


Storytime supports the development of children's literacy, social and group learning skills.

Bedtime Storytime welcomes all families, particularly those with work commitments during the day.

For children aged 1-5 years.

FREE. Bookings are only required for sessions held on Zoom.


Generally held in-person on Tuesdays at 7pm. Enquiries: 9518 3970. No bookings required.

2023 dates:

7 February
7 March
4 April
2 May (Session cancelled due to staffing availability)
6 June
4 July
1 August
5 September
3 October
14 November
5 December

Bedtime Storytime - Zoom

Storytime supports the development of children's literacy, social and group learning skills.

Bedtime Storytime welcomes all families, particularly those with work commitments during the day.

For children aged 1-5 years.  Wednesdays 7pm.

2023 dates:

22 February
22 March
19 April
17 May
21 June
26 July
16 August
20 September
18 October
22 November
6 December

Enquiries 9541 3120. Free. Bookings required.


Storytime on Saturday

Storytime on Saturday welcomes all families, particularly those with work commitments during the week.

For children aged 1-5 years.

Saturdays, 11am

Glen Waverley Library

2023 dates:

11 February
11 March
15 April
13 May
10 June
8 July
12 August
9 September
14 October
11 November

Enquiries: 9518 3030.

Storytime at Ashwood

Storytime at Ashwood is an outreach program that welcomes all families, particularly those in the Ashwood area.

For children aged 1-5 years.

Fridays, 10.30am
Power Neighbourhood House
54 Power Avenue, Ashwood

2023 dates:

3 February
3, 31 March
5 May
2 June
7 July
4 August
1 September
6 October
3 November
1 December

Enquiries: 9518 3030.

Waverley Gardens Storytime

Children aged 0-5 and their families or carers can join these free sessions and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes.

The pop up library allows attendees to borrow from a small selection of children's books and other materials. Bring your library card, or join the library when you attend.

Session details:
Thursdays, 10.30am
Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre
Corner of Police and Jacksons Roads, Mulgrave
(Session located between Telstra and Gloria Jeans)

2023 Dates:
4 May (Cancelled)
1 June
6 July
3 August
7 September
5 October
2 November
7 December

Free. No bookings required.



Babytime is held at all branches. For more information.

Online Storytimes

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


National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by Australians is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, homes and children’s facilities all over the country and the world!

This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 24 May. The NSS book is ‘The Speedy Sloth’ by Rebecca Young and Heath McKenzie.

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime with us at the following branch Storytimes:

Clayton Library (Trilingual Storytime: English, Italian, Chinese): 10:30am

Mount Waverley Library 10:30am

Oakleigh Library 10:30am

Wheelers Hill Library 10:30am

Matariki Storytime

Celebrate Matariki - the beginning of the new year in the New Zealand Māori lunar calendar.

Families with young children can enjoy stories and songs in English and Māori at our special bilingual storytime.

Our guest storyteller will share the Māori language and culture.

Clayton Library. FREE. No bookings required.

Friday 14 July, 11am - 12pm

NAIDOC Week Storytime

3 - 7 July 2023

All branches.

Samantha Richards is a proud descendent of the Wurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung Tribes of the Melbourne and Bendigo regions. She is also the founder of Connecting Two Worlds, an organisation established to share traditional and modern Indigenous culture through interactive incursions.

Join Samantha for storytime during NAIDOC Week to explore and celebrate the stories and culture of Australia’s First Peoples.

Session details:

Glen Waverley Library

Monday 3 July, 10.30am 

Wheelers Hill Library

Tuesday 4 July, 10.30am

Mulgrave Library

Tuesday 4 July, 2.30pm

Mount Waverley Library

Wednesday 5 July, 10.30am 

Oakleigh Library

Thursday 6 July, 10.30am

Clayton Library

Friday 7 July, 10.30am 

FREE. No bookings required.