Storytime sessions are held weekly* at the libraries listed below**. Storytime is a free service suitable for pre-school children aged 2 to 5.
Sessions include stories, rhymes and songs and are usually structured around a theme (like pets or dinosaurs).
Storytime sessions return Monday 1 February!
2021 Storytime Days and Times:
Can't make it to Storytime? You can watch it via live stream at 10:30am every Friday morning.
Access Storytime Live Stream Feed
*Excluding public holidays.
**Please note: Highett Library is temporarily closed until further notice. A live stream storytime session will take place instead at 10:30 Monday mornings.
Tiny Tots Rhyme Time
Encourage a love of stories and reading with our Tiny Tots Rhyme Time program.
Enjoy an interactive 20 minute session full of songs, rhymes, books, and finger play. Learn techniques to develop your child's early literacy skills and discover the perfect books to choose for baby.
Enjoy the company of other babies and parents and get to see our new books for and about babies and toddlers before anyone else.
Tiny Tots Rhyme Time is suitable for children aged 0-24 months and their parents.
Tiny Tots Rhyme Time sessions return Monday 1 February!
2021 Tiny Tots Days and Times:
Can't wait for the next session? Kingston Libraries have created a variety of special edition Virtual Storytimes dedicated to Tiny Tots!
Tiny Tots with Darya (bonus Italian and Mandarin rhymes!)
Tiny Tots with Shelley
Tiny Tots with Cass and Catherine
See our full Virtual Storytimes - Tiny Tots playlist on YouTube.
Auslan Storytime is incorporated into the regular Friday Storytime sessions at Cheltenham Library on the second Friday of every month**.
Come and experience a visual language and join in for some stories and songs!
Auslan (Australian sign language) is the sign language of the Australian Deaf community.
Auslan Storytime sessions return Friday 12 February!
Second Friday of the month at 10:30am:
Can't make it to Auslan Storytime? You can watch it via live stream by following the link below!
Access Storytime Live Stream Feed
Can't wait for the next session? Kingston Libraries have created a variety of special edition Virtual Storytimes dedicated to Auslan Storytime!
Written and illustrated by Paul and Henrietta Stickland
Look See, Look At Me
Written by Leonie Norrington
Illustrated by Dee Huxley
I Got This Hat
Written by Jol & Kate Temple
Illustrated by Jon Foye
See our full Virtual Storytimes - Auslan Editions playlist on YouTube.
If you're looking for more Auslan stories, check out the fantastic selection over at Auslan Storybooks!
**Excluding public holidays.
Take advantage of the longer days in February and March with this great opportunity for an after-dinner storytime session for families with young children.
Put on your pyjamas and bring your teddy along for some storytime fun, with 30 minutes of books and rhymes at the library before going home to bed.
Bedtime Storytimes start Monday 1 February.
All Bedtime Storytimes start at 6:30pm. See below for a list of dates:
Monday 1 February Monday 15 February
Monday 1 March Monday 15 March
Monday 10 February Monday 24 February
Monday 10 March Monday 24 March
Sensitive Storytime is designed for preschool aged children with additional needs or those who simply prefer a quieter, calmer, more subdued session.
Sensory needs around sound and light are taken into consideration and visual cues are used to help children follow what comes next in the session.
Enjoy short stories and songs, followed by simple sensory play activities in this 30 minute activity.
Sensitive Storytimes start Monday 1 February.
Kingston Libraries Virtual Storytimes are video recordings featuring your favourite librarians reading great picture book titles that you can enjoy with your little ones whenever you like, no matter where you are!
I Want My Hat Back
Written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Read along with Leanne, in this funny and delightful story about a bear and his missing hat.
Go Away Big Green Monster!
Written and illustrated by Ed Emberley
Are you ready to show that big green monster who's in charge? Read along with Shelley and watch Big Green Monster disappear!
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
Written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple and illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin
There are all kinds of princesses. And not all princess dress in pink!
Want To Play Trucks?
Written by Ann Stott and illustrated by Bob Graham
Whether you like dolls or trucks, or both, there are always games that you can play together with your friends.
To see more Virtual Storytimes visit our Virtual Storytimes playlist on YouTube.