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



Special Educational Needs

Sensory Storytime

Sensory StorytimeThese interactive sessions make stories (and books) more accessible to children with diverse special educational needs who may have problems engaging with stories in the conventional way. Creative methods are used to stimulate all five senses of the children. Numbers are strictly limited so bookings are essential. Held every week during school terms.
Wednesdays 1.30pm Fitzroy Library












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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.
Bookings are not required for Lego sessions.
Fitzroy Library - Tuesdays 4-5.15pm
Richmond Library - Thursdays 4-5.15pm. 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.      

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 5623




















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