Storytime Schedule

View our Events Calendar to find storytime sessions and book*

Alternatively, select either your preferred location or day to discover what storytime sessions are available.

Please note: Regular storytimes run during school terms only. 

*Bookings are only necessary at Realm

Storytime Sessions by Library 

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Tuesday 10.30 am

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Friday 10.30am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Wednesday 11.00am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Monday 2.00pm

Family (1-6 Years)
Monday 11.00am
Tuesday 11.00am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)

Tuesday 1.00pm

Toddlers (1-3 Years)

Tuesday 11.00am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)

Friday 10.00am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Tuesday 1.00pm

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Friday 11.00am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Tuesday 11.00am

Saturday Storytime (0-6 Years)
Saturday 10.30am

Auslan Storytime (1-3 Years)
1st Friday of the month 11.00am (Feb-Nov)

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Tuesday 2.00pm

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Tuesday 11.00am

Family (1-6 Years)
Wednesday 11.00am
Thursday 11.00am

Tinytots (0-12 Months)
Tuesday 10.00am

Family (1-6 Years)
Tuesday 11.30am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Wednesday 10.00am
Thursday 1.00pm

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Wednesday 11.00am
Thursday 11.00am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Tuesday 11.00am

Saturday Storytime (0-6 Years)
Saturday 10.30am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Wednesday 2.00pm

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Friday 10.00am

Family (1-6 Years)
Friday 11.30am

Family (1-6 Years)
Thursday 10.00am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Wednesday 11.15am

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Friday 10.15am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Monday 10.15am

Storytime sessions at Realm must be booked in advance. Bookings open on Monday each week.
You can book online here or by calling 9800 6430

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Tuesday 11.00am

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Wednesday 11.00am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Thursday 11.00am

Family (1-6 Years)
Wednesday 2.00pm

Saturday Storytime (0-6 Years)
Saturday 10.30am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Wednesday 2.00pm

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Wednesday 10.30am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Monday 10.30am

Family (1-6 Years)
Tuesday 10.30am

Saturday Storytime (0-6 Years)
Saturday 10.30am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Wednesday 2.30pm

Family (1-6 Years)
Monday 10.00am

Storytime Sessions by Day of the week

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Belgrave 2:00pm

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Mooroolbark 10.15am
Rowville 10.30am

Family (1-6 Years)
Belgrave 11.00am
Yarra Junction 10.00am

Chinese Storytimes (0-6 Years)
Bayswater 2nd Monday of each month beginning on 11/2/19 (not including public holidays)

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)
Bayswater, 10.30am
Boronia, 1.00pm
Croydon 1.00pm
Ferntree Gully 2.00pm
Healesville 10.00am
Realm 11.00am

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Boronia 11.00am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Croydon 11.00am
Ferntree Gully 11.00am
Knox 11.00am

Family (1-6 Years)
Belgrave 11.00am
Healesville 11.30am
Rowville 10.30am

Tiny Tots (0-12 Months)

Knox 10.00am
Lilydale 2.00pm
Mooroolbark 11.15am
Rowville 2.00pm
Yarra Junction 2.30pm

Toddlers (1-3 Years)

Rowville 10.30am
Knox 11.00am
Realm 11.00am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Bayswater 11.00am

Family (1-6 Years)
Ferntree Gully 11.00am
Realm 2.00pm

Tinytots (0-12 Months)
Knox 1.00pm

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Knox 11.00am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Realm 11.00am

Family (1-6 Years)
Ferntree Gully 11.00am
Montrose 10.00am

Toddlers (1-3 Years)
Bayswater 10.30am
Croydon 11.00am 
Lilydale 10.00am
Mooroolbark 10.15am

Preschoolers (3-6 Years)
Boronia 10.00am

Family (1-6 Years)

Lilydale 11.30am

Auslan Storytime (1-3 Years)
Croydon 1st Friday of the month 11.00am (Feb-Nov)

Chinese Storytime (0-6 Years)
Knox Begins 1/2/19 Fortnightly 10:30am
Realm Begins 1/2/19 Fortnightly 10:30am
Rowville Begins 8/2/19 Fortnightly 10:30am6

All Storytime Ages (0-6 Years)
Croydon 10.30am
Knox 10.30am
Realm 10.30am
Rowville 10.30am

Enjoying the library and storytime

Your local library offers designated children’s areas, programs, and services for children.

Together, we can provide a fun and positive experience. We hope you will help by assisting in the selection of books and materials, attending programs and following our tips for a positive experience.

We encourage you to read to your children from birth.
Reading to your child and then teaching them to read promotes healthy brain development that lasts a lifetime.
To help you in the early stages of your child’s development your local library provides storytimes for your Tiny Tots, Toddler or Pre-schooler. Storytime can be a very special sharing time with your child.

More tips to make storytime a fun, safe and positive experience for everybody

We encourage you to do the following:

  • Be close at hand as this will assist library staff in creating a participatory, enjoyable and safe environment.
  • Feel free to leave the session if your child becomes distracted and restless. Try again later, or come back for another great storytime.
  • Meet other parents and share experiences, but to sit away from the storytime area if you wish to chat to other parents during storytime, as this can be very distracting for the children and the storyteller.

Tiny Tots (0-12 months)

Tiny Tots is a special sharing time for you and your baby.

  • You will learn fun rhymes and games to play with your baby.
  • Discover wonderful stories to share with your baby.

Tips

To enjoy the experience you should:

  • Sit with your baby on your lap.
  • Join in with the songs and rhymes .
  • Encourage your baby’s interaction with the stories

Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Storytimes for your older children:

  • 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.

Tips:

To enjoy the experience you should:

  • 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

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.

Saturday Storytime

Held at Croydon, Knox, Realm and Rowville at 10.30am, our Saturday storytime sessions are a great way to get to a storytime for families who are busy during the week.
Children aged between 0-6 are welcome, with readings, songs and craft activities to participate in.

Chinese Storytimes

Your library hosts a regular Mandarin Chinese storytime at Bayswater, Knox, Realm and Rowville libraries. They run from 10.30am-11.15am, and are suitable for children aged between 0-6 years old.

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.