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.





RhymetimeEncourage your child to have a life-long love of books.
Rhymetime is for children aged between 8-24 months.


Mondays 2pm - Fitzroy Library
Tuesdays 10am Carlton Library
Wednesdays 10am – Richmond Library
Thursdays 10am - Carlton Library
Thursdays 10.30am - Collingwood Library
During school terms.      




StorytimeCome and share the wonder of books with us.
Enjoy 45 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes and activities with your 2-5 year olds.      
Monday 11am – Fitzroy Library
Tuesday 11am - North Fitzroy
Library and Carlton Library
Wednesday 11am - Richmond Library
Thursday 11am – Carlton Library
Friday 11am – Collingwood Library
During school terms.


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Regular Sessions for Primary School Ages

Green Frogs

Green Frogs Reading CircleGreen Frogs is a fantasic fun reading circle for kids from prep to grade three. These monthly sessions foster the joy of reading and encourage confidence in a safe and fun environment. There will be activities, newsletters and exciting prizes throughout the year.
Bookings are not required for Green Frogs sessions, but you can register to receive an email reminder about a session at the branch of your choice by clicking below.

North Fitzroy Library and Collingwood Library 4-5pm, first Wednesday of each month during school terms




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.
Bookings are not required for Lego sessions.
Fitzroy Library - Tuesdays 3.30-5pm
Richmond Library - Thursdays 3.30-5pm. During school terms.


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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.



Tumble Books

TumblebooksAn enchanting selection of books and games for young children. Contains TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles and TumbleQuizzes






Cybersafety Help Button

Cybersafety Help ButtonThe Cybersafety Help Button 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.
When a user clicks on the downloaded Cybersafety Help Button, it will open the cybersafety help page and allow them to talk to a counsellor, report cyberbullying or inappropriate online material and learn how to stay safe online. The Cybersafety Help Button can be installed on private computers and should only be downloaded from this site.



Useful links for children


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










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