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, 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:

  • Wear a mask (adults only)
  • 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
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 Monday 10.30-11am
Tuesday 11-11.30am
Romsey Monday 11-11.30am
Woodend Tuesday 10-10.30am

Library Agency Storytimes

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

Boort Resource and 
Information Centre
119-121 Godfrey St
Thu 4 Feb
Thu 18 Feb
Thu 4 Mar
Thu 18 Mar
Thu 22 Apr
Thu 6 May
Thu 20 May
Thu 3 Jun
Thu 17 Jun
Elmore Athenaeum Hall
62 Michie Street
Mon 8 Feb 
Mon 22 Feb
Mon 22 Mar
Mon 26 Apr
Mon 10 May
Mon 24 May
Mon 7 Jun
Mon 21 Jun
Inglewood Town Hall 
20 Verdon St
Tue 2 Feb
Tue 16 Feb
Tue 2 Mar
Tue 16 Mar
Tue 30 Mar
Tue 20 Apr
Tue 4 May
Tue 18 May
Tue 1 Jun
Tue 15 Jun
Pyramid Hill Playgroup
67 Kelly St
Fri 5 Feb
Fri 5 Mar
Fri 7 May
Fri 4 Jun
Serpentine Playgroup
Memorial Hall,
20 Chapel St
Wed 3 Feb
Wed 3 Mar
Wed 21 Apr
Wed 12 May
Wed 9 Jun
Community Centre, 
24 Wilson St
Wed 10 Feb
Wed 24 Feb
Wed 10 Mar
Wed 24 Mar
Wed 21 Apr
Wed 5 May
Wed 19 May
Wed 2 Jun
Wed 16 Jun
Wedderburn Playgroup,  
15-29 Hospital St
Tue 23 Feb
Tue 23 Mar
Tue 11 May
Tue 8 Jun

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.