Library Programs & Bookings

Melton City Libraries host a range of fun, free events throughout the year for all ages and interests. Whether you’re a reader, writer, crafter, or something else altogether, there’s something here for you!

Visit the online events calendar to see what's coming up, and subscribe to our monthly Library eNewsletter to get the latest news about our programs.

Please note, library programs do not run on public holidays.

How to book

Bookings are required for some events. To make a booking, you can:

Regular programs

Early Years

Baby Bounce

Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythm of language through stories and songs. Baby Bounce is perfect for babies aged 0-12 months and their parents or carers. You’ll also earn Read, Sing, Chat points for attending!

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are not required.

Tuesdays, 10am to 10.30am
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Toddler Time

Engage your toddler through singing, stories, movement, and play. Perfect for children aged 1-3 years and their parents or carers. You’ll also earn Read, Sing, Chat points for attending!

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are not required.

Fridays, 10am to 10.30am and 11am to 11.30am
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Mondays and Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Storytime

Introduce your children to the wonderful world of books and imagination. Sessions include stories, songs, rhymes, and an introduction to AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language). Storytime is perfect for children aged 3 to 5 years, and their grown-ups. You’ll also earn Read, Sing, Chat points for attending!

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are not required.

Wednesdays, 10am to 10.30am and 2pm to 2.30pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Tuesdays, 10am to 10.30am
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Primary School Years

After Schooligans

Join your favourite children's librarians for some after school fun! From arts and craft, to quizzes and games, reading or STEM activities, there's something for everyone in this fun and interactive program. Perfect for kids aged 5 to 12 years.

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are not required.

Wednesdays, 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

Tuesdays, 3.45pm to 4.30pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

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Creative Writing for Kids

Create imaginative worlds, colourful characters and stories that leap off the page! With fun writing exercises and helpful hints, we'll get you on the way to writing a book of your very own. Perfect for kids aged 7 to 14 years.

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are required.

Wednesdays, 4pm to 4.50pm
Online via Zoom

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After School STEM Club

Put your tech skills to the test! This fun after school program is full of coding and STEM challenges designed to encourage creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration. Try out something new every week, from coding to robotics, Virtual Reality, 3D printing, and more! Fun for kids aged 9 to 14.

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are required and places are limited.  

Mondays during term one, 4pm to 5pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

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Presented in partnership with the Western BACE STEM Squad.

Reading Tails

Designed for reluctant readers, Reading Tails is a fun and interactive program that aims to help young children build confidence in reading.

With the support of  a puppy pal, children choose, read, and talk about books in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment.

Sessions run every week during school terms. Registrations are required.

Tuesdays during term one, 4pm to 4.50pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

Thursdays during term one, 4pm to 4.50pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Please email library@melton.vic.gov.au to register your interest.

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Presented in partnership with Canine Comprehension.

 

Young Adults

Loaded Dice: Tabletop RPG

Discover the many weird and wonderful realms of Tabletop RPGs (Role Playing Games). You will defeat enemies, solve puzzles, complete quests, and perform heroic deeds one epic encounter at a time. Fun for ages 14 to 25.

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are not required.

Fridays, 3.30pm to 6pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

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Check Mates

For chess players of all ages and skill levels. Learn the basics or practise your skills and go from rookie to chess-master in no time.

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are not required.

Wednesdays, 6pm to 7.30pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Thursdays, 6pm to 7pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Adult leisure

Creative Writing for Adults

Join a community of like-minded writers - from those just starting out, to published authors - all with a passion for writing. Brush up on your skills with planned exercises and supportive group members. Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Sessions run fortnightly during school terms. Bookings are required.

Wednesdays, 6pm to 7pm
Online via Zoom

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Craft and Chat

Join our fun-loving crafty community! Bring along your own crafts to work on or join a community project. All skill levels welcome.

Sessions run every week. No bookings required.

Thursdays, 10am to 12pm and 5pm to 8pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

Fridays, 10am to 12pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

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Film Club

Join us for a monthly movie! Watch the film in the comfort of the library, and stick around afterwards to chat with your fellow film-buffs.

Bookings are required.

Second Wednesday of every month, 3pm to 5pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Book Club: Romance in the Stacks

For lovers of chick lit, romance and drama. Romance in the Stacks might be the perfect book club for you! Grab a cuppa and bring along whatever you’re currently reading. There are no set titles or discussion questions, just a space to chat about your favourite reads, romances, and scandals with like-minded readers.

Sessions run once per month. Bookings are not required.

Second Tuesday of every month, 10.30am to 12pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

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Adult learners

English Conversation Club

Improve your English with the help of our friendly volunteers. We can help you with your speaking, reading, and writing skills. Come along to build confidence and make new friends. All skill levels are welcome.

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are required.

Tuesdays, 9.30am to 11.30am
Online via Zoom

Wednesdays, 9.30am to 11.30am
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Fridays, 1pm to 3pm
Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub

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Job Lab

Are you looking for a job or re-entering the workforce? Book a one-on-one appointment with a trained careers advisor to get help with your resume and job applications. We can even give you tips and tricks for your next interview!

Sessions run every week, alternating between Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries. Bookings are required.

You can also choose to attend Job Lab online via Zoom. Please tell us your preference at the time of booking.

Thursdays, 10am to 12pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub and Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Genealogy Help

Researching your family history? Get advice and support from the Melton Family History Group. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned researcher, there's always something new to learn.

Sessions run every week. Bookings are not required.

Wednesdays, 10am to 12pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Australian Citizenship Test Assistance

Are you interested in becoming an Australian Citizen? Come along and learn everything you need to know about the Citizenship Test. We will talk about what you can expect, and help you work through some common questions.

Sessions run once per school term at Caroline Springs and Melton Libraries. Bookings are required.

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Online event safety and etiquette

We take eSafety seriously at Melton City Libraries. To help our events run smoothly and safely, we ask that you follow these guidelines when attending our online programs.

  • Use your first name(s) as your screen name
  • Use an appropriate background – either in a quiet space, or have fun using a virtual background!
  • Mute your microphone unless you are asked to unmute by the presenters
  • For children’s events, please ensure that an adult is always present with kids under 12.

Zoom links will be sent out by email before the event. (Remember to check your junk or spam folder). If you have not received your Zoom link 2 hours before the event, please contact the library.

We will open each Zoom meeting 5 minutes early to give you a chance to settle in before the program starts.

If you experience any technical issues, please contact the library on 9747 5300 during opening hours. One of our friendly team members will be able to help you.