For kids

Regular sessions for kids:

 

Baby Bounce

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

 

Toddler Time

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

 

Storytime

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

 

Saturday Storytime

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

 

Family Tales

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


After Schooligans!

Ages 5-12

 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. 

Learn more


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.

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The Big Bus! Welcome to an exciting world of fun interactive learning, for children aged 3 to 11 years.

 

 

 

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Busythings - play and learn. Amazing, colourful and quirky, dedicated to early learning and special needs.

 

 

 

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 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!

  

 

 

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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.

Read Plus

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.