Storytimes and Kids Programs

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.


Download our Kids Events for Term 4 flyer here.


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


Sensitive StorytimeSensitive Storytimes

A sensory-friendly Storytime with songs, stories and bubbles.
Suitable for children with Autism.

Thursdays 31 January, 27 June & 28 November 11am, Bargoonga Nganjin
Mondays 29 April & 30 September 11am, Carlton Library
Wednesdays 27 March & 28 August 11am, Collingwood Library
Tuesday 28 May & Friday 25 October 11am, Richmond Library
Thursdays 28 February, 25 July & 19 December 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.