Yarra Libraries Children's Services and Activities 

Regular sessions for Pre-schoolers

Our experienced and enthusiastic library staff offer Rhymetime and Storytime sessions throughout the year (except for school holidays). Listening to stories and songs helps children to develop their language and motor skills. Rhymetime and Storytime sessions introduce children to a wide range of books, encourages a life-long love of reading and libraries, and gives your child the opportunity to mix with other children.









BabytimeExplore the world of songs, rhymes, rhythm and movement with your baby in these interactive half-hour sessions, every week during school terms
Tuesdays 11am Richmond Library
Wednesdays 2pm Carlton Library
Fridays 11am North Fitzroy Maternal and Child Health Centre (Edinburgh Gardens)    




RhymetimeDesigned 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.
Mondays 2pm Fitzroy Library
Tuesdays 10am Carlton Library
Wednesdays 11am Richmond Library
Thursdays 10am Carlton and Collingwood Libraries 





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.
Mondays 11am Fitzroy Library
Tuesdays 11am Carlton Library
Wednesdays 11am North Fitzroy Library
Thursdays 11am Richmond Library
Fridays 11am Collingwood Library 



Library Playgroups

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


Saturdays • 10.30am-11.30am • Carlton Library
Mondays • 2pm-3pm • Richmond Library
Tuesdays • 10.30am-11.30am • Collingwood Library
Fridays • 4pm-5pm • Fitzroy Library



Sensory Playgroup

Join us for our new Sensory Playgroup at Fitzroy Library, held every Wednesday 2-3pm during the school term!
Parents and caregivers are welcome to bring their children for a fun and engaging session led by a Librarian, to socialise, play and choose stories to share.
Creative methods are used to stimulate all five senses of the children. Suitable for children aged under 5 years. No bookings required.






Regular Sessions for Primary School Ages

Lego Club

Lego ClubGot 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.


Please Note: Due to popularity, bookings are now required for the Richmond Lego  sessions (click here to make a booking). You do not need to book for the Fitzroy Lego sessions.
Fitzroy Library - Tuesdays 4-5.15pm
Richmond Library - Thursdays 4-5.15pm. During school terms.



School Holiday program March 2015Holiday Program

No need for bored kids during the holidays.


Yarra Libraries has a fun-packed and free school holiday program every school holidays.


You can download the full program or pick up a guide three weeks before the start of each school holiday period.













Find more Yarra Libraries events for Primary School aged children
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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.  


Busy Things 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.  

Literacy Planet

Literacy Planet   With Literacy Planet, kids learn pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun and interactive way.
They can connect with other students in a safe and socially active environment that utilises natural competitive spirit to drive literacy achievement.      


ComicsPlusGet 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 to get started.

Download the ComicsPlus App for iOS
An Android version is currently in production.


StoryboxStory Box

Watch your favourite Australian stories read by superstar storytellers with our new Story Box service.

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.







eSafety is a Federal Government initiative to provide young people using the internet with help and advice on how to handle a situation that disturbs them, such as cyberbullying, unwanted contact, or offensive content.
The cyber-safety help page will allow you to talk to a counsellor, report cyber-bullying or inappropriate online material and learn how to stay safe online.


Useful links for children



Further information
Jill Allan
North Fitzroy Library and Children and Youth Services Team Leader
9426 5664




















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