Storytimes

What can storytime do for your child?

  • Provide an introduction to a wide range of children’s books
  • Stimulate new ideas and interests
  • Help develop language skills
  • Provide an opportunity to socialise with other children
  • Encourage a life-long interest in books and libraries
  • Storytime can be a special sharing time with your child

A few hints to make storytime a positive worthwhile experience:

  • Listen to the stories with your child and participate in the activities
  • Prepare your child for storytime by explaining it will be a mixture of stories, rhymes and activities
  • Explain the need to sit quietly during the stories so that others can see and hear.

Storytime Schedule

 

Tinytots StorytimePreschool StorytimeFamily StorytimeToddler StorytimeSaturday Storytime
  • Tiny Tots is a special sharing time for parents and babies aged 0-12 months
  • Stories, songs and rhymes
  • Sessions last for approximately 30 minutes
  • Storytime is held during school term
  • *All Storytime sessions at Realm must be booked in advance. Click here to reserve your place.
Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Bayswater 10:30am
Belgrave 2pm
Boronia 1pm
Croydon 1pm
Ferntree Gully 2pm
Healesville
Knox 10am 1pm
Mooroolbark 11am
Realm* 11am
Rowville 2pm
Yarra Junction 2:30pm
  • Preschool storytime is aimed at children aged 3-5 years
  • Mix of stories, rhymes and a simple activity
  • Sessions last for approximately 45 minutes
  • Storytime is held during school term
  • *All Storytime sessions at Realm must be booked in advance. Click here to reserve your place.
Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Bayswater 11am
Belgrave
Boronia 10am
Croydon 11am
Ferntree Gully 11am
Healesville 11am
Knox 11am
Lilydale
Montrose
Mooroolbark 10:15am
Realm* 11am
Rowville 10:30am
Yarra Junction
  • Family Storytime time is aimed at children 1-5 years
  • Stories, songs and rhymes, plus a simple activity
  • Sessions last for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Storytime is held during school term
  • *All Storytime sessions at Realm must be booked in advance. Click here to reserve your place.
Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Bayswater
Belgrave 11am 11am
Boronia
Croydon
Ferntree Gully 11am
Healesville 11am
Knox
Lilydale 11:30am
Montrose 11am
Mooroolbark
Realm* 2pm
Rowville 10:30am
Yarra Junction 10am
  • Toddler time is especially for children 1-3 years
  • Stories, songs and rhymes, plus a simple activity
  • Sessions last for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Storytime is held during school term
  • *All Storytime sessions at Realm must be booked in advance. Click here to reserve your place.
Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Bayswater 10:30am
Belgrave
Boronia 11am
Croydon 11am

11am Auslan 1st Friday of month Feb-Nov

Ferntree Gully 11am
Healesville 9:30am
Knox 11am 11am
Lilydale 10am
Mooroolbark 10:15am
Realm* 11am
Rowville 10:30am
  • Mums, dads and grandparents… Come along and share storytime fun with your children on Saturday mornings at Croydon, Knox, Montrose, Rowville and Realm Libraries.
  • Experience the delight of stories, songs and rhymes, and help your children become lifelong readers! Sessions last for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Saturdays 10:30am (School term periods only, except Rowville Library)
Branch Saturday
Bayswater
Belgrave
Boronia
Croydon  10:30 AM
Ferntree Gully
Healesville
Knox  10:30 AM
Montrose  10:30 AM
Mooroolbark
Realm  10:30 AM
Rowville  10:30 AM
Yarra Junction

AUSLAN Storytime

Eastern Regional Libraries is proud to host monthly AUSLAN storytimes at Croydon Library. These storytimes are especially geared towards deaf children and take place at 11am on the 1st Friday of month from February to November.

Gently, Gently Storytime

Join us for stories and rhymes in a calm storytime. Perfect for children who may find regular storytimes a little busy, noisy or overwhelming. Gently, Gently storytimes are held occasionally at some branches. They’re part of a new program being rolled out around Eastern Regional Libraries. Please visit your local branch to find out when the next session takes place.