Kids

We hold a range of weekly activities at our libraries for children aged up to 12 years. These are designed to be fun and educational, helping your child grow and develop in social situations.

Bookings are not required.

We hold other special events and activities, especially during school holidays.

Library membership also opens up a range of online resources for you and your child.

Featured Kids Programs

 
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Stories from "The You Decide Adventure"

During the April School Holiday Program, two libraries ran an activity known as "The You Decide Adventure". During the activity, everyone contributed ideas to create original stories with the title "How I Stubbed My Toe!". Now the stories are online for everyone to read.

 
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Maribyrnong Young Writers Competition 2018

The Maribyrnong Young Writers Competition has been judged and prizes awarded for 2018. The winning entries and those highly commended are now online to read.

Thank-you to everyone who participated and amazed us with their creativity.

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1000 Books Before School

1000 Books before School is a program which encourages parents and carers to read 1000 books with their children before they begin school. Sharing stories with babies and young children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school.

Find out how 1000 Books Before School works.

Regular Kids Programs

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Preschool Story Time

For ages 2 to 5 years.
Join us for 45 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft activity. Story Time provides your child with a love and appreciation of books and an opportunity to develop language skills. Story Times are held weekly at each branch, but not during school holidays.

Visit our events page for more information.

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Baby Rhyme Time

For ages 0 to 2 years.
Baby Rhyme Time involves stories, rhymes and songs to help develop your child’s language and literacy skills, as well as their love of books and reading. Each session runs for 20 to 30 minutes.

Visit our events page for more information.


 
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Code Club

For ages 8 to 15 years.
Have fun at our FREE after school coding sessions. Come along and learn how to design your own computer games, animations and interactive stories using the programming language Scratch.

Visit our events page for more information.

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Makers Club

For ages 5 to 12 years.
Come along to our exciting Makers Club for an imaginative session of themed craft activities.

Visit our events page for more information.

 
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LEGO® Club

For ages 5 to 12 years.
Build, play and meet other Lego fans! Lego Club is held regularly at Footscray, West Footscray, Yarraville and Braybrook.

Visit our events page for more information.