Please note: Croydon Library will be closed on Sunday 26 June, due to a planned AusNet Services electricity outage. The after-hours return chute will be unavailable. View your nearest library.


Chinese Storytime / 中文故事会

Our friends at A Little Chinese Adventure, Jenny and Jingjing, are so excited to offer Storytimes in Chinese at Bayswater, Knox, Realm and Rowville Libraries. These storytimes are exclusively in Chinese, but are open to all children and their families. Sessions start at 11am every Friday. Suitable for kids aged 0-6.

故事会时间11:00-11:30。 故事会免费。欢迎有0-6岁儿童的家庭来参加。故事發生在每週五,学校假期除外。查看日历以了解故事日期。

Auslan Storytime

Please join us for stories and rhymes featuring an expert in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) who will interpret the session alongside our storyteller. Auslan Storytimes are held on the first Friday of the month.

Watch Storytime online!

You can still catch up on heaps of great storytime sessions online!

Our YouTube Channel has a wide range of Storytimes from all of our storytellers, available to view 24/7.

Get your free activity pack!

Stay entertained and get crafty with our home-delivered activity packs!

Each child is entitled to one activity pack per month. They are full of popular colouring activities, word searches and educational fun, and can be tailored to your child’s interests. There are packs for all ages including babies, toddlers, preschoolers, early primary and primary aged children.

The following conditions apply to all Storytime sessions:
  • Bookings are essential for every adult and child over 12 months
  • Bookings open 3 days before the session
  • Numbers are limited
  • Social distancing will be observed
  • Sessions will run for 20 minutes and include stories, songs, finger-plays and rhymes, plus a take-home craft activity
  • A face mask must be worn at all times, unless the person has a *lawful reason not to.  
  • Conditions of Entry to the library must be observed
  • Children must sit with their parent(s) or guardian(s)
  • One Storytime session per week will be delivered online
  • Saturday Storytime will return on Saturday 17 July
  • Chinese Storytime will return on Friday 16 July

Face masks – *lawful reasons:
Face masks must be worn, unless a person has a lawful reason not to.


  • Infants and children under the age of 12 years.
  • A person who is affected by a relevant medical condition, including problems with their breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or a mental health condition.
  • Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons for whom wearing a face mask would create a risk to that person’s health and safety related to their work, as determined through OH&S guidelines.
  • When directed to remove the face mask to ascertain identity.
  • During emergencies.
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