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. And keep and eye on our Events Calendar for our free school holiday programs and regular events and programs for kids of all ages.



Regular sessions for Pre-schoolers



Enjoy songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement with your baby in these interactive half-hour sessions, every week during school terms.
Carlton Wednesdays 2pm 
Richmond Tuesdays 11am 
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Fridays 11am



Designed for toddlers, these half-hour sessions use stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs and instruments to develop language and literacy skills. Held every week during school terms.
Carlton Thursdays 10:30am and Tuesdays 10am
Thursdays 10:30am
Mondays 2pm
Wednesdays 11am
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy
Fridays 2pm


Pre-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.

Carlton Tuesdays 11am
Collingwood Fridays 11am
Fitzroy Mondays 11am
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Wednesdays 11am 
Richmond Thursdays 11am


Library Playgroups

Join us for our Library Playgroups, held weekly all year round. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children for a fun and informal time to socialise, play and choose stories to share.

Carlton Saturdays 10:30am  
Fridays 2pm 
Mondays 2pm 




Regular Sessions for Primary School Ages


Lego Club

Got a Lego fanatic in your household? They'll love our regular Lego sessions.
Negotiation, listening, speaking and technical skills are all enhanced in this fun-focussed hands-on program. For kids aged six and over.

Carlton Library
 Every Thursday, 4-5pm
During school terms.


Illustration of girl reading with large white space at the bottomKids Reading Club

Join Bridget for a Reading Club!
Bring along a book and enjoy some reading time along with book discussions, reviews, games and more! Grades 4-6.                                                

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Every Tuesday, 4-5pm
During school terms.





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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