Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Rhyme Time

Planned storytime sessions have been interrupted due to COVID-restrictions. Please check in with your local library regarding current session times and availability. Contact details and social media links can be found here

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

Drop in to your local Goldfields Library and pick up a Storytimes card, or download one below, and view our latest program for special storytimes and more children's activities!

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

COVID-safe Storytime

To make Storytime safe and enjoyable for all, please:

  • Sign in and sanitise your hands
  • Sit with your child/children in a marked and socially distanced space
  • Maintain distance from presenter
  • Please don't bring food or drink
  • Please don't come along if you or your child feel unwell
  • Limit attendance to one session a week to allow others to attend
  • 1 parent/adult per family
  • Borrow books afterwards
  • Enjoy!

Regular Session Times

Download a PDF:

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
Kangaroo Flat Tuesday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Tuesday 10.30-11am
Romsey Monday 10.30-10.50am
Woodend Tuesday 11.30am-12pm

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 10.30-11am
Eaglehawk Friday 10.30-11am
Gisborne Thursday 10.30-11am
Kangaroo Flat Wednesday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Monday 10.30-11am
Romsey Tuesday 11-11.25am
Woodend Friday 10-10.30am


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

Library Day Time
Bendigo Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
Friday 10.30-11.15am
Castlemaine Friday 10.30-11am
Eaglehawk Tuesday 10.30-11am
Gisborne Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
First Saturday
of each month
Heathcote Friday 9.30-10am
Kangaroo Flat Friday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Wednesday 10.30-11am
Romsey Monday 11-11.30am
Woodend Tuesday 10-10.30am

Library Agency Storytimes

Library agency and outreach storytime sessions July to December 2021.
See more information on library agencies.
Download the PDF.

Boort Resource and 
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey St
Thu 15 Jul
Thu 29 Jul
Thu 12 Aug
Thu 26 Aug
Thu 9 Sep
Thu 7 Oct
Thu 21 Oct
Thu 4 Nov
Thu 18 Nov
Thu 2 Dec
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
Mon 19 Jul 
Mon 2 Aug
Mon 16 Aug
Mon 30 Aug
Mon 13 Sep
Mon 11 Oct
Mon 25 Oct
Mon 8 Nov
Mon 22 Nov
Mon 6 Dec
Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon St
Tue 13 Jul
Tue 27 Jul
Tue 10 Aug
Tue 24 Aug
Tue 7 Sep
Tue 5 Oct
Tue 19 Oct
Tue 16 Nov
Tue 30 Nov
Pyramid Hill Playgroup
67 Kelly St
Fri 23 Jul
Fri 27 Aug
Fri 29 Oct
Fri 26 Nov
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall,
20 Chapel St
Wed 21 Jul
Wed 11 Aug
Wed 15 Sep
Wed 13 Oct
Wed 10 Nov
Wed 1 Dec
Wedderburn Playgroup,  
15-29 Hospital St
Tue 20 Jul
Tue 17 Aug
Tue 14 Sep
Tue 12 oct
Tue 9 Nov
Tue 7 Dec

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! 

Goldfields Libraries is a child safe organisation.