Storytimes in the library have returned for 2021.

Online stories are also available through Storybox and Tumble Library. Check our Play and Learn page.

Storytimes in other languages
Bedtime Storytimes

Featured Storytimes


Rainbow Storytime

Rainbow Storytime for children

Monday 17 May, 4pm-4.30pm at Glen Waverley Library

Rainbow Storytime celebrates diverse families, identity and embracing who you are. We’ll share our favourite rainbow books, sing songs and have a fabulous time to celebrate IDAHOBIT Day. Bookings essential. Bookings.

Want more Rainbow Storytime? Request a private link to another Rainbow Storytime on our YouTube channel! Request the link.

 Trilingual Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime

Wednesday 19 May at 10.30am at all library branches.

A Trilingual Storytime will be held at Clayton Library. Bookings open 2 days before the event.

"Give me some space" by Philip Bunting will also be read around the country by Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station. For more information.

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.



For 1-5 year olds. Designed to foster a love of reading and books. Storytimes are held regularly. Check below for branch program times. Sessions run for 45 minutes and are free!  Bedtime Storytime now at Clayton and Oakleigh Libraries.

Bookings are required and numbers may be limited. Adults AND children must have a booking (except children under 12 months).

Bookings open 2 days before each session at 10am. 



Clayton Library: Book now. Monday & Friday 10.30 am.

Glen Waverley Library Weekly Storytimes : Book now. Tuesday & Thursday 10.30 am.

Glen Waverley Saturday Storytimes  the third Saturday of the month 11.00am. Book now.

Mount Waverley Library:  Book now. Tuesday & Wednesday 10.30 am.

Mulgrave Library: Tuesday 2.30pm. Book now.

Oakleigh Library: Book now. Wednesday & Thursday 10.30 am.

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. No bookings required. For more information and dates.

Wheelers Hill Library: Book now. Tuesday & Wednesday 10.30 am.


Storytimes in other languages

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

Italian song lyrics now available.

View these Storytimes.


AUSLAN Storytime

The library holds Storytimes in AUSLAN at Glen Waverley Library and some are available online through our You Tube Channel.

11 February, 11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November. Please book on TryBooking for the Glen Waverley Storytime.

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Bedtime Storytimes

Bring a cuddly toy and wear your pyjamas while enjoying stories and songs at the library! For families with young children. Free and bookings required. Bookings open 7 days before each session


Oakleigh Library

Generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Enquiries: 9563 4138

Bookings on TryBooking.



On selected Wednesdays at 7pm. Enquiries: 9541 3120

24 February, 17 March, 21 April, 12 May, 23 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, 8 December

Bookings required on TryBooking.


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Last updated: 14 May 2021