Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme Time

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

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, StoryWalks 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 babies.

Library Day Time
Bendigo (0-1 year) Monday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine (0-1 year) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Gisborne (0-2 years) Friday 10.30-11am
Heathcote (0-5 years) Thursday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat (0-1 year) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Kyneton (0-2 years) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Romsey (0-2 years) Thursday 11-11.30am
Woodend (0-2 years) Tuesday 11-11.30am

Toddler Time 
Stories, songs and rhymes for toddlers.

Library Day Time
Bendigo (1-3 years) Tuesday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Castlemaine (1-3 years) Monday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk (1-3 years) Friday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat (1-3 years) Wednesday 10.30-11am


Stories, songs and rhymes for preschoolers.

Library Day Time
Bendigo (3-5 years) Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Friday 10.30-11.15am
Castlemaine (3-5 years) Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Eaglehawk (3-5 years) Tuesday 10.30-11.15am
Gisborne (2-5 years) Monday 10.30-11.15am
Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Thursday 10.30-11.15am
Heathcote (0-5 years) Friday 9.30-10am
Kangaroo Flat (3-5 years) Friday 10.30-11.15am
Kyneton (2-5 years) Monday 10.30-11am
Romsey (2-5 years) Monday 11-11.45am
Tuesday 11-11.45am
Woodend (2-5 years) Tuesday 10-10.30am
Friday 10-10.30am

Saturday Storytime


Library Day Time
Gisborne (1-5 years) First Saturday
of each month
Kyneton (1-5 years) First and fourth Saturday
of each month
Romsey (1-5 years) Third Saturday
of each month
Woodend (1-5 years) First Saturday 
of each month

Library Agency Storytimes

Library agency and outreach storytime sessions (Jul-Dec 2023).


Boort Library Agency

Boort Resource and 
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey Street

Thu 13 Jul
Thu 27 Jul
Thu 10 Aug
Thu 24 Aug
Thu 7 Sep
Thu 5 Oct
Thu 19 Oct
Thu 2 Nov
Thu 16 Nov
Thu 30 nov
Thu 14 Dec
Elmore Library Agency
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
Mon 17 Jul
Mon 31 Jul
Mon 14 Aug
Mon 28 Aug
Mon 11 Sep
Mon 9 Oct
Mon 23 Oct
Mon 6 Nov
Mon 20 Nov
Mon 4 Dec

Inglewood Library Agency

Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon Street

Tue 18 July
Tue 15 Aug
Tue 12 Sep
Tue 10 Oct
Tue 14 Nov
Tue 5 Dec
Pyramid Hill Playgroup
67 Kelly Street
Fri 23 Jun
Fri 28 Jul
Fri 18 Aug
Fri 15 Sep
Fri 13 Oct
Fri 10 Nov
Fri 8 Dec
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall
20 Chapel Street
Wed 9 Aug
Wed 6 Sep
Wed 4 Oct
Wed 1 Nov
Wed 29 Nov
Wedderburn Playgroup
15-29 Hospital Street
Tue 1 Aug
Tue 29 Aug
Tue 24 Oct
Tue 21 Nov

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!

child reading Bluey Fruit Bat StoryWalk


StoryWalks and a fun and educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart!) along a popular walking route in the community. They are a physical activity and a literary experience in one.

Being active is good for our bodies, and reading is good for our brains. The combination of both is a great all-round activity for our health and wellbeing!

We currently have StoryWalks in Castlemaine, Heathcote, Kyneton and Long Gully.

Read more here.

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.

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.

How to recreate library storytime at Home
An excellent step by step guide for parents! 

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