Yarra Libraries supports early literacy development through the delivery of preschool programs, including Storytime, Babytime and Rhymetime.
We also collect a wide range of educational and recreational resources for young and emerging readers.
We also help to foster a love of learning with regular after-school programs, covering arts & craft, creative writing and technology/robotics.
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
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
Wednesdays 11am Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Thursdays 11am Richmond Library
Fridays 11am Collingwood
A sensory-friendly Storytime with songs, stories and bubbles.
Suitable for children with Autism.
Thursday 19 July 11am, Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Tuesday 15 August 11am, Carlton Library
Monday 17 September 11am, Collingwood Library
Tuesday 16 October 11am, Richmond Library
Friday 16 November 11am, Fitzroy Library
Watch our Sensitive Storytime Social Story below to learn more about this special program, delivered with thanks to Amaze.
Download a PDF Social Story here.
Find the right session for your pre-schooler on Facebook; click Attending on our Facebook events for weekly reminder.
Online Resources for Kids
Discover educational and fun online resources for emerging readers. Log in with your Library barcode to play and learn.
Access these resources with your library card number
700+ curriculum-linked, fun educational activities to play online. Trusted by thousands of schools and homes around the world.
Download digital versions of around 16,000 new and classic comics from 93 publishers, with new material added every week. No loan limits, holds or waiting. If you have an existing Zinio/rbdigital account, you can use your log in and password to access ComicsPlus, or you can set up a new account.
Thoughtful entertainment for kids (preschool and up).
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Watch your favourite Australian stories read by superstar storytellers. Story Box is an amazing online 'reading room’ where kids can connect, engage and be inspired by a range of quality Australian stories read on film by some wonderfully engaging storytellers.