Regular sessions for kids:
Ages 0-12 months
Baby Bounce is an interactive program that introduces your baby to the sounds, rhythm and movement of language. Sharing a love of reading, rhymes, singing and talking with your baby is great for growing brains.
A half hour session held every week during school terms.
Wednesdays • 10am • Caroline Springs Library
Thursdays • 10am • Melton Library
Ages 12-36 months
Share stories, songs, rhymes and movement with your active toddler. Toddlers are in a peak phase of learning language that is best supported by storytelling, singing and reading together. A half hour session held every week during school terms.
Tuesdays & Fridays • 10am • Caroline Springs Library
Mondays • 10am • Melton Library
Ages 3-5 years
Preschool Storytime introduces children to the world of books, encourages a love of reading and stimulates imagination through finger play and craft activities. Storytime helps prepare your child for learning, developing listening, reading and fine motor skills. Sessions run for one hour every week during school terms.
Mondays & Thursdays • 10am • Caroline Springs Library
Wednesdays & Fridays • 10am • Melton Library
Ages 3-5 years
Our Saturday Storytime sessions are a great opportunity for working parents to introduce their children to reading and language in a fun way. Storytime helps prepare your child for learning, developing listening, reading and fine motor skills. Sessions run for one hour every Saturday, through school terms and holidays.
Saturdays • 11am • Caroline Springs Library & Melton Library
Ages 0-5 years
Family Tales takes the best of our pre-school sessions to our friends in Eynesbury and is a great way to interact with children through a fun session of storytelling, rhymes and music. A selection of children’s books will be available for loan on the day. A half hour session held during school terms.
Tuesdays weekly • 10am • Eynesbury Discovery Centre
Fridays fortnightly • 11.30am-12pm • Bridge Road Children's and Community Centre (11 & 25 October, 8 & 22 November, 6 December)
Hang out with us after school - there will be something different to do every week! It could be art, craft, games or STEM related activities. Bookings essential.
Mondays in school terms • 4-5pm • Melton Library
Tuesdays in school terms • 4-5pm • Caroline Springs Library
School holiday programs
Melton City Libraries run School Holiday Programs during term breaks throughout the year.
Program details are available in our events calendar.
For more information, call 9747 5300.
1000 Books Before School
Reading together is the best way to encourage a love of books in your child. Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school.
One in five Australian children are developmentally vulnerable and struggle to learn when they enter school. Research shows that children who start school behind typically stay behind. Early literacy forms the basis for later literacy and academic achievement. Reading with children from birth until they begin school is crucial in developing a child’s future ability to read and write.
Interactive reading and literacy for your child
Educational and fun online resources for younger readers. Free for Melton City Libraries members. Log in with your Library Card Number to play and learn.
The Big Bus! Welcome to an exciting world of fun interactive learning, for children aged 3 to 11 years.
Busythings - play and learn. Amazing, colourful and quirky, dedicated to early learning and special needs.
Story Box Library features engaging online stories aimed at Australian primary school aged children. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Childrens book suggestions
Children's Book Council
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not for profit, organisation that was established in 1945 and is comprised of branches of individual members who are passionate about children's and young adult literature.
ReadPlus is a website that provides lists, reviews and resources for librarians, teachers and parents about books for young people who are aged 5 to 18.
International Children's Digital Library
A free online library of digitized children's books in many languages from various countries.