For Kids

We run regular sessions for kids throughout the year from Babytime and Rhymetime, through to Pre-School Storytime, Library Playgroups and Lego Club.
Keep and eye on our Events Calendar for our free school holiday programs and regular events and programs for kids of all ages.

Click Attending on our Facebook events for weekly reminders; find the right session for your pre-schooler on Facebook.

Sessions for Pre-schoolers



Enjoy songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement with your baby in these interactive half-hour sessions, every week during school terms.

Mondays 2pm Fitzroy Library
Tuesdays 2pm Richmond Library
Wednesdays 2pm Carlton Library
Thursdays 2pm Collingwood Library
Fridays 2pm Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library



Designed for toddlers, these half-hour sessions use stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs and instruments to develop language and literacy skills. Every week during school terms.

Mondays 10am Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Tuesdays 10am Carlton & Collingwood
Wednesdays 10am Fitzroy & Richmond Libraries
Thursdays 10am Carlton Library
Fridays 10am Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library


StorytimePre-school Storytime

Pre-school children are introduced to a wide range of stories, books, songs and activities, developing language, social and motor skills. Held every week during school terms.

Mondays 11am Fitzroy Library
Tuesdays 11am Carlton Library
11am Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
11am Richmond Library
11am Collingwood




Interactive Reading and Literacy for your Child

Educational and fun online resources for younger readers. Free for Yarra Libraries members. Log in with your Library Barcode to play and learn.



An ever-growing number of activities for early learners whatever their aptitudes and abilities.
Full of quirky characters: parachuting pink men, dancing robots, a doughnut-eating monkey and many others. It's a fun place to be! With over 115 activities covering four areas of Early Years Foundation Stage.
Busy Things also makes a range of Apps 


Literacy Planet

Literacy Planet teaches pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun and interactive way.
Kids can connect with others in a safe and socially-active environment that utilises natural competitive spirit to drive literacy achievement.
Try the Literacy Planet App  iOS | Android




Get access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics on your computer, tablet or smart phone with ComicsPlus! This service includes 93 publishers with around 18,000 titles, and new material being added all the time. You can borrow as many comics as you like for a week at a time, and there are no holds or waiting – all comics are available whenever you want them. If you have an existing Zinio account, you can use your log in and password to access ComicsPlus, or to get started, or you can click here.
Download the ComicsPlus App for iOS  An Android version is currently in production


Story Box

Watch your favourite Australian stories read by superstar storytellers with Story Box. Story Box is an amazing online ‘reading room’ where children can connect, engage and be inspired by a range of quality Australian stories read on film by some wonderfully engaging storytellers. And it's free for Yarra Libraries members. Try it now




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