Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Rhyme Time 

Nurture your child’s listening, language and learning skills in these fun filled sessions of stories, songs and rhymes..

Online Storytime sessions

We know you’re all missing Storytimes, and so are we! While we can’t invite you into our lovely library spaces for Storytime at the moment, we’re hoping you’ll invite us into your loungeroom and join in the fun of Storytime online.

Your favourite library storytellers have been busy recording storytime sessions so you can read, sing and dance along to all your beloved books, songs and rhymes! We’ve included some of the latest ones here.

Check out our  Facebook pages for more!

Christmas Storytimes with City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Venue & Events.

As we come to the end of 2020, we've invited community members to celebrate the festive season by reading one the children's books on the tree. Click on the book image to listen to the story.

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Presenters from left to right:

Cr Jennifer AldenCr Jennifer Alden is the Mayor for the 2020-21 year. Cr Alden works towards improving the health of the community and ensuring everyone has access to healthy food. She and her husband are looking forward to seeing family this xmas.

Tiffany Sulman - Tiffany Sulman is of Wiradjuri/Wailan and Maurition heritage. She facilitates Parent-Child Mother Goose groups. Tiff is passionate about healing intergenerational trauma and currently works I supporting parents/caregivers and their children.

Glenda Millard - Glenda Millard was born in Castlemaine ans has lived close by ever since. In her mid-forties Glenda had her first children’s book published. Now a nanny to 4 grandchildren, Glenda has 30 books published and has won many prizes for her work.

Marilyn Tangey - Marilyn Tangey is a member of the Country Women’s Association and a member of the City’s Positive Ageing Advisory Committee. Marilyn is a mother of four girls and four beautiful grandchildren who she enjoys spending time with.

Harry Hart - Harry Hart is the owner of Dymocks Books. Harry’s love for reading commenced as a 6-year old reading Biggles Books and then was enhanced by reading to his daughter every night. He enjoys supporting the community by donating books to those less fortunate.

Haley Oxley - Haley Oxley has lived in Bendigo for 22 years with family, and has also worked at the Goldfields Libraru Corporation for 22 years, reading stories and singing songs to kids during Storytime.

Xavier Guthrie - Xavier Guthrie is stationed at the Bendigo Police Station. Xavier grew up in regional Victoria and always wanted to join the Police Force. Xavier’s duties include working the divisional van and patrolling town helping those in need.

Ma Aye Paw - Ma Aye Paw is an Intercultural Ambassador and representative of the Karen community. Ma Paw is also a committee member of the Karen Organisation of Bendigo and assists the Karen Language School at Pepper Green Farm as a language teacher.

Bernadette Wright & Quinn - Bernadette is President of the Disability Inclusion Reference Committee and a wellbeing officer at a local primary school. She comes from a family of prolific readers and with deterioration of eyesight, now relies on audiobooks.


We’d like to give a very big thank you to the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) – we can only do this because of their kindness.


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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