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Preschool activities


Storytime is a fun, interactive event for children aged 3 to 5 years. These sessions include songs, rhymes and stories. 

Storytime session times

Storytime sessions are held during school terms on:

  • Mondays, 10.30am at Glenroy Library
  • Wednesdays, 10:30am at Campbell Turnbull Library
  • Thursdays, 11.O0am at Brunswick Library
  • Fridays, 10.30am at Coburg and Fawkner Library

Community language storytimes

Community language storytimes are suitable for preschool children and their families. Enjoy songs, stories and craft activities with your child as they develop their language skills and love of reading.

Details of all Community language storytimes can be found on the Community Languages page. You can also find more of our online preschool sessions on the Merri-bek Libraries YouTube channel.


Toddlertime sessions are held during school terms on:

  • Mondays, 10.30am at Coburg Library
  • Tuesdays, 10.30am at Glenroy Library
  • Wednesdays, 10.00am at Brunswick Library
  • Thursdays, 10.00 am at Brunswick Library and 10.30am at Campbell Turnbull Library

The Toddlertime wordsheet (PDF 488Kb) can be printed and used at home.


Enjoy a fun-filled session based on music and movement as you and your baby share rhymes and action songs. Rhymetime introduces carers to fun ways to support baby’s physical development and literacy. Rhymetime is for pre-walking (0-18 months) babies and their carers. 

Rhymetime session times

Rhymetime sessions are held during school terms on:

  • Tuesdays, 10.30am at Fawkner Library
  • Wednesdays, 10.30am at Glenroy Library
  • Thursdays, 10.30am and 11.30am at Coburg Library
  • Fridays, 10.00am and 11.00am at Brunswick Library

Word Play

Let's use our words to play!  Word Play is a free literacy program for families to learn English together and make the most of pre-school play. Learning through play is an important part of pre-school learning and in these relaxed sessions we use books, puppets, puzzles and blocks  to learn together.  Word Play is aimed at pre-school children aged 3-5 years.

Word Play session times

Word play sessions are held during school terms on:

  • Mondays, 1.30pm at Glenroy Library
  • Wednesdays, 10.30am at Fawkner Library
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School Term dates for 2023

Term 1. Monday 30 January – Thursday 06 April

Term 2. Monday 24 April – Friday 23 June

Term 3. Monday 07 July – Friday 15 September

Term 4. Monday 02 October – Friday 15 December