Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Help your child catch the reading bug!

Storytime, Toddler Time and Rhyme Time

Nurture your child’s listening, language and learning skills in these fun filled sessions running each week of the school terms.

Drop in to your local Goldfields Library and pick up a Storytimes card to hang on your fridge and download our latest program for special storytimes and more children's activities!

Get your child ready for school with the 1000 Books Before School program!

National Simultaneous Storytime

Hickory Dickory Dock. The mouse ran up the clock... But before the clock infamously strikes one,
a poor mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. She’d better watch out for the cat!

Come and join in with our very special Simultaneous Storytime featuring the fantastic story of Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood.

Wednesday 23 May, 11am
Boort, Castlemaine, Elmore, Gisborne, Inglewood, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton and Woodend.

If you can't make it to your local library for National Simultaneous Storytime, don't worry, you can always watch it at a more convenient time on Storybox Library. This year's storyteller is actor, singer and Playschool legend, Jay Laga'aia!

2018 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 5 February - Thursday 29 March
Term 2: Monday 16 April - Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
Term 4: Monday 8 October - Friday 14 December

Regular Session Times

Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme Time
Simple stories, songs and rhymes for 0-1 year olds.

Library Day Time
Romsey Monday 10.00-10.30am
Bendigo Monday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Tuesday 10.30-11am
Woodend Tuesday 11.30am-12pm
Kangaroo Flat Tuesday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine Wednesday 10.30-11am
Gisborne Friday 10.30-11am

Toddler TimeToddler Time
Stories, songs and rhymes for 1-3 year olds.

Library Day Time
Gisborne Monday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Monday 10.30-11am
Bendigo Tuesday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine Tuesday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat Wednesday 10.30-11am
Romsey Thursday 10.30-11am
Woodend Friday 10-10.30am

Stories, songs and rhymes for 3-5 year olds.

Library Day Time
Romsey Monday 10.30-11.15am
Woodend Tuesday 10-10.45am
Eaglehawk Tuesday 10.30-11.15am
Friday 10.30-11.15am
Bendigo Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Friday 10.30-11.15am
Kyneton Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Gisborne Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Castlemaine Friday 10.30-11.15am
Kangaroo Flat Friday 10.30-11.15am
Heathcote Friday 9.30-10.15am

Saturday StoriesSaturday Stories
Young families - enjoy fabulous stories, activities and songs to start your weekend!

Times and dates for Saturday Stories in 2017 are coming soon.

Library Agency Session Times

Library Agencies

Below are inital storytime session times for Library Agencies, more to come during in the year. Storytimes will be held at the agencies unless otherwise stated below. See more information on library agencies.
Boort Resource and
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey St
THU 8 FEB 10.30-11am
THU 22 FEB 10.30-11am
MON 26 FEB 10.30-11am
THU 8 MAR 10.30-11am
THU 22 MAR 10.30-11am
THU 19 APR 10.30-11am
MON 23 APR 10.30-11am
THU 3 MAY 10.30-11am
THU 17 MAY 10.30-11am
THU 31 MAY 10.30-11am
THU 14 JUN 10.30-11am
THU 28 JUN 10.30-11am
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
FRI 9 FEB 11.30am-12pm
MON 5 MAR 11.30am-12pm
FRI 9 MAR 11.30am-12pm
MON 16 APR 11.30am-12pm
FRI 20 APR 11.30am-12pm
MON 30 APR 11.30am-12pm
FRI 4 MAY 11.30am-12pm
MON 4 JUN 11.30am-12pm
FRI 8 JUN 11.30am-12pm
Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon St
TUE 6 FEB 10.30am-11am
TUE 20 FEB 10.30am-11am
TUE 6 MAR 10.30am-11am
TUE 20 MAR 10.30am-11am
TUE 17 APR 10.30am-11am
TUE 1 MAY 10.30am-11am
TUE 15 MAY 10.30am-11am
TUE 29 MAY 10.30am-11am
TUE 12 JUN 10.30am-11am
TUE 26 JUN 10.30am-11am
Session will be held at: 
Wedderburn College Playgroup,  
15-29 Hospital St
Wedderburn Library Agency
is located at: 
Wedderburn Community Centre,
24 Wilson St
TUE 6 FEB 10.30-11am
TUE 1 MAY 10.30-11am
Session will be held at:
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall,
20 Chapel St
WED 28 FEB 11-11.30AM
WED 2 MAY 11-11.30AM