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Storytimes | Goldfields Library Corporation

Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme Time 

In-person Storytime, Toddler Time and Baby Rhyme time sessions will resume on the 7th February. Please check the list below, keep an eye on our Facebook pages or get in touch to find out what’s happening in your area. 

Note: not all sessions are listed below.

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
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
Gisborne Monday 10.30-11am
Thursday 10.30-11am
Kyneton Monday 10.30-11am
Romsey Tuesday 11-11.25am
Woodend Friday 10-10.30am

Storytime

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
Gisborne Wednesday 10.30-11.15am
First Saturday
of each month
10.30-11.15am
Kyneton Wednesday 10.30-11am
Romsey Monday 11-11.30am
Woodend Tuesday 10-10.30am

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.

dad and baby listening to Kinderling Kids radio

Kinderling Kids Radio

Kinderling brings the family together through fun, screen-free, guilt-free entertainment! Introduce children to the fabulous world of music, stories and creative expression with Australia’s most popular kids radio station. Programming is built around early years learning framework that promotes secure relationships, equity, respect, and reflective practice for children’s needs.

Animalia libraries

Animalia 

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 and 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.