Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme Time

Read, sing, talk, play together everyday. Bear and Crocodile reading.

Storytimes are back for 2023!

Nurture your child’s listening, language and learning skills in fun filled sessions of stories, songs and rhymes, running each week during school terms.

Check our 2023 schedule below, or pick up a Storytime card from your local library.

Check out our What's On Program for special storytimes and more children's fun.

View What's On Program

Term dates

Term 1: Monday 6 February - Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Monday 24 April - Friday 23 June
Term 3: Monday 10 July - Friday 15 September
Term 4: Monday 2 October - Friday 8 December

Regular Session Times

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Baby Rhyme Time 

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

Library Day Time
Bendigo Monday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine Tuesday 10.30-11am
Gisborne Friday 10.30-11am
Heathcote (0-5 years) Thursday 9.30-10.30am
Kangaroo Flat Tuesday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Tuesday 10.30-11am
Romsey Thursday 11-11.30am
Woodend Tuesday 11-11.30am

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

Library Day Time
Bendigo Tuesday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine Monday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk Friday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat Wednesday 10.30-11am


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

Library Day Time
Bendigo Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Friday 10.30-11.15am
Castlemaine Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk Tuesday 10.30-11.15am
Gisborne Monday 10.30-11.15am
Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Thursday 10.30-11.15am
First Saturday
of each month
Heathcote (0-5 years) Friday 9.30-10am
Kangaroo Flat Friday 10.30-11.15am
Kyneton Monday 10.30-11am
First and fourth Saturday
of each month
Romsey Monday 11-11.45am
Tuesday 11-11.45am
Woodend Tuesday 10-10.30am
Friday 10-10.30am
First Saturday
of each month

Library Agency Storytimes

Library agency and outreach storytime sessions (Feb-Jun 2023).


Boort Library Agency

Boort Resource and 
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey Street

Thu 9 Feb
Thu 23 Feb
Thu 9 Mar
Thu 23 Mar
Thu 6 Apr
Thu 4 May
Thu 18 May
Thu 1 Jun
Thu 15 Jun
Elmore Library Agency
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
Mon 6 Feb
Mon 20 Feb
Mon 6 Mar
Mon 20 Mar
Mon 3 Apr
Mon 1 May
Mon 15 May
Mon 29 May

Inglewood Library Agency

Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon Street

Tue 21 Feb
Tue 21 Mar
Tue 16 May
Tue 20 Jun
Pyramid Hill Playgroup
67 Kelly Street
Fri 24 Feb
Fri 24 Mar
Fri 28 Apr
Fri 26 May
Fri 23 Jun
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall
20 Chapel Street
Wed 8 Feb
Wed 8 Mar
Wed 5 Apr
Wed 17 May
Wed 14 Jun
Wedderburn Playgroup
15-29 Hospital Street
Tue 7 Feb
Tue 7 Mar
Tue 4 Apr
Tue 2 May
Tue 6 Jun

More Storytime fun!

We also encourage you to browse our kids eLibrary for some great Storytime alternatives as well as fun learning activities. Our top picks are below!

Emma Donovan with Don't Forget book by Jan Godwin and Anna Walker

Story Box Library

It's storytime anytime with Story Box Library!

Story Box Library features Australian stories read aloud by Australian storytellers. There are more than 400 picture books available to be read with animated illustrations.

Animalia libraries


Animalia Libraries takes kids on a stimulating learning adventure through one of the world's most beloved and well-known picture books. The program includes engaging digital read-throughs and levelled activities, games and puzzles focusing on literacy and language for children aged 5-12.

Download the Animalia app to get started:

Kanopy Kids logo

Kanopy Kids 

Watch thousands of the best films including movies, documentaries and TV shows, specially curated just for kids. Parental controls are available to ensure your child only watches content you approve.

Access via the Kanopy website, or download the app:

Sunshine online - boy with tablet

Sunshine Online

Sunshine Online makes early learning in reading and maths fun and interactive for all pre-schoolers. Learning Space 1 2 3 provides animated and interactive learning in literacy and maths for primary school-aged children.

Storytime/early literacy resouces for parents

Parent Child Mother Goose Storytimes

Presented by Communities for Children Bendigo with thanks to Bendigo Reads. 

Early literacy information for families

Literacy is the foundation for lifelong learning, and it starts long before children start kindergarten or school. 

Family Staycation Kit

Simple ways to implement language and literacy skills while at home. Suitable for children up to 5 years.

Stay at home storytimes: online resources for children and families

A Facebook group created by Yarra Libraries with a selection of free online Storytime resources, including recorded storytime sessions. 

How to recreate library storytime at Home

An excellent step by step guide for parents! 

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