Library for kids

Library for kids

Pre-school Storytime

Children are introduced to a wide selection of picture books and stories and complete a craft activity. Storytime will help prepare your child for primary school, developing listening, reading and fine motor skills. For children 3-5 years. Sessions run for 45 minutes and are free.

Toddler Time

Share stories, songs, rhymes and movement with your active toddler. Toddler time is the perfect transition to storytime for your little one. For children 18 months to 3 years. Sessions run for 30 minutes and are free.

Baby Rhyme time

Baby rhyme time introduces your little one to the sounds, rhythm and movement of language. Babies love songs and rhymes and delight in watching and listening to you sing. For babies up to 18 months. Sessions run for 30 minutes and are free.

Sessions are not run on school holidays.

Parents and carers are welcome to photograph or film their child at children’s events at the conclusion of the session. For privacy reasons, photographs or filming of staff, performers and other children may not take place unless you obtain prior consent. We also ask that you refrain from speaking on mobile phones during performances.



Weekly - 10:30am

Toddler time

Weekly - 10:15am 

Baby rhyme time

Weekly - 11:15am

 Ascot Vale  Thursday  Monday  Monday
 Avondale Heights  Wednesday  Tuesday  Tuesday
 Flemington  Friday  Thursday  Thursday
 Niddrie  Tuesday  Friday  Friday
 Sam Merrifield  Monday  Wednesday  Wednesday

6+ Club

Afterschool fun including craft, chess, drawing, Lego and heaps more. During school terms only. Collect a timetable from each branch for further details. Free, no bookings required.

Avondale Heights
Wednesday, 4pm-5pm
Term 1 program

Tuesday, 4pm-5pm
Term 1 program


Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge

Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

The Premiers' Reading Challenge is now open. It’s a great initiative, inspiring children and young people to read more books. Students can log in and register. At its conclusion they will receive a certificate of achievement from the Premier of Victoria.

For further information on how to meet the challenge please visit the Premiers' Reading Challenge website. You can also place requests for titles and see the current reading lists from the library website.

Junior Rangers

The Junior Ranger program is a fun way for kids to interact with local flora and fauna in Queens Park. The Junior Ranger kits are available at the Sam Merrifield Library. School classes and large groups must book in advance by calling the library on 8325 1950. Find out more about Junior Rangers.

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