Library Programs and Events

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 view our monthly Library eNewsletter to get the latest news about our programs.

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Please note, regular library programs do not run on public holidays or during school 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
Wednesdays, 11.30am to 12pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Tuesdays, 11.30am to 12pm
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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Preschool 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
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

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

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Family Tales

Storytelling is just one of the ways we can connect and share rich experiences together. Our Saturday Family Tales are a wonderful way for busy families to enjoy our library space and have fun with stories, songs and rhymes.

Perfect for children aged 0 to 8. You’ll also earn Read, Sing, Chat points for attending!

One Saturday a month at each branch, 11am to 11.30am

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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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STEM Foundation: Igniting Curiosity

Are you a budding scientist or engineer aged 9 to 14, who loves everything STEM?

Come join us during Term 2 after school as we embark on a journey of discovery, creativity, and endless possibilities!

The STEM Foundation Program is designed to ignite curiosity and lay the groundwork for a lifelong journey in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Sessions run every week during school terms. Bookings are required and places are limited. For ages 9 to 14.

Please note the program was previously known as ‘Beginners STEM Club’ in Term 1 2024.

Thursdays during Term 1, 4pm to 5pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Presented in partnership with the Western BACE STEM Squad.

STEM Masters: Exploring Advanced STEM Concepts

Calling all young scientists, engineers, and innovators aged 11 to 14! Are you ready to take your STEM journey to the next level?

Join us for the exhilarating STEM Masters Advanced Program, designed specifically for participants eager to explore and conquer advanced STEM concepts.

Our dedicated STEM Squad team in the STEM Master’s Program provides an enriching, supportive learning experience for all our participants.

Sessions run every week during school terms. For ages 11 to 14.

All participants in this program must have graduated from the STEM Foundation (Beginners) Program under the advice of the Western BACE STEM Squad team.

Please note this Program was previously known as the 'Extensive Learning STEM Club' in Term 1 2024.

Registrations for the STEM Master’s Program are through expression of interest, please email libraryschoolyears@melton.vic.gov.au.

Thursdays during Term 1, 4pm to 5.30pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

Presented in partnership with the Western BACE STEM Squad.

Little Writers

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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Reading Tails

Help your reluctant reader build their confidence with the support of a furry friend! In this 8 week program, primary school aged children (Grade 2+) will have the opportunity to choose, read, and talk about books at a gentle pace with plenty of encouragement from our reading dogs.

Sessions run every week during school terms at Caroline Springs and Melton Libraries.

Places are limited. Please email libraryschoolyears@melton.vic.gov.au to express your interest.

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Presented in partnership with Canine Comprehension.

Young Adults

Booktok Besties

Come along to our book club for young people who love to read! Share what you're currently reading and get some recommendations for your next great read. There are no set titles, just a space to get together and talk about all the books you love and hate. For ages 15-25 years.

Sessions run once a month during school terms. Bookings are not required. 

One Wednesday a month
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 7pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

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

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Young Writers Club

A safe and comfortable space away from school for budding writers to explore and build their skills. Monthly guest speakers will join the group to provide inspiration and guidance to help you refine your craft.

Sessions run weekly during school terms. Bookings are required. 

Every Tuesday during school terms, 4.45pm to 5.30pm
Online via Zoom

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Teen Crafternoons

Join your Youth librarian after school for some chilled-out crafting.

Each month there will be a different arts and craft activity to get involved with from paper crafts to colouring to jewellery making.

Sessions run one Wednesday a month, 3.15pm to 4.14pm

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Chill & Chat

Have a study break snack and do some chill activities like colouring in Chill & Chat.

Our youth librarian will be available to chat about books, movies, school, creativity and more. Chill out and have fun!

Sessions run every Wednesday during school terms. 

Every second Wednesday, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Adults

Craft and Chat

Love crafting, but sick of creating at home, alone? Join a community of like-minded crafters! Bring along your own crafts to work on, or join a group project. Share your skills and knowledge, or learn from other participants and start a new hobby. Crafters, makers and artists of all skill levels are welcome! 

Sessions run every week. No bookings required.

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

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Knit and Chat

Calling all knitters, sewers, and crocheters! If you love crafting, but hate working alone, you're invited to come along and join this fun social group.

Bring along your own knitting, crochet or lacework, and join us for a cuppa. Share your skills and knowledge, or learn from other participants and start up a new hobby. All skill levels welcome.

Sessions run weekly during school terms, excluding public holidays. Bookings are not required.

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

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Monthly Craft-a-thon

Love to craft, but need more than knitting and sewing? Our Monthly Craft-a-thons at Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub brings creative craft your way each month, bursting to the brim with fun and enticing activities that you’ll be able to continue on at home. 

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Night Crafters

Calling all evening crafters and everyone in-between!

Melton Library's Night Crafters provides a space for anyone who loves to be creative to bring along their own projects.

Chat, laugh, and create with other like-minded Crafties. The group undertakes Community Projects throughout the year and you'll have the opportunity to participate in library-facilitated craft events.

Come along and bring your friends. Let’s get crafting together!

Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm
Melton 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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History Through Film

Come along to your local library once a month to view a documentary showcasing the history of our nation.

Bookings are required.

See upcoming sessions for date, time and location.

Wordcrafters' Society

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 monthly during school terms. Bookings are required.

One Wednesday a month, 6pm to 7pm
Online via Zoom

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Australian Citizenship Test Help

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, alternating at Caroline Springs and Melton Libraries. Bookings are required.

Wednesday 27 March, 6pm to 7.30pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Thursday 27 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

Wednesday 18 September, 6pm to 7.30pm
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub

Thursday 28 November, 6pm to 7.30pm
Melton Library & Learning Hub

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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, 10am to 11.30am
Online via Zoom
 

Wednesdays,10am to 11.30am
Caroline Springs Library and 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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Job Lab

Are you looking for a job or re-entering the workforce? Come and chat to 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 two weeks during school terms, alternating between Melton and Caroline Springs Libraries. 

One Thursday a fortnight,
half hour sessions from 10am, 10.30am, 11am and 11.30am
Caroline Springs Library & Learning Hub and Melton Library & Learning Hub

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Looking for more job seeker support? Contact the friendly Jobs Victoria Advocates

Digitise Your History

Do you have family photos and videotapes gathering dust at home? We can show you how to preserve these precious memories for the future.

At the Community Heritage Hub at Melton Library, you can use our specialised scanners to digitise your treasured items including photographs, papers, books, VHS tapes and DVDs. All our scanners are free to use, and our friendly staff will be there to help you along the way.

Melton Library & Learning Hub

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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.