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Preschool activities

Storytime

Storytime is a fun, interactive event for children aged 3 to 5 years. These sessions include songs, rhymes and stories. In 2024 we are running regular Rainbow Family Storytimes. Contact libraryevents@merri-bek.vic.gov.au for details of the next session. 

Storytime session times

Storytime sessions will commence in 2024 in the week beginning Monday 5 February and are held during school terms on:

  • Monday, 10.30am at Glenroy Library
  • Wednesday, 10:30am at Campbell Turnbull Library
  • Thursday, 11.00am at Brunswick Library
  • Friday, 10.30am at Coburg and Fawkner libraries

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

Toddlertime sessions will commence in 2024 in the week beginning Monday 5 February and are held during school terms on:

  • Monday, 10.30am at Coburg Library
  • Tuesday, 10.30am at Glenroy Library
  • Wednesday, 10.00am at Brunswick Library
  • Thursday,  10.30am at Campbell Turnbull Library

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

Rhymetime

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 will commence in 2024 in the week beginning Monday 5 February and are held during school terms on:

  • Tuesday, 10.30am at Fawkner Library
  • Wednesday, 10.30am at Glenroy Library
  • Thursday, 10.30am and 11.30am at Coburg Library
  • Friday, 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:

  • Wednesday, 10.30am at Fawkner Library
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School Term dates for 2024

Term 1. Monday 29 January – Thursday 28 March

Term 2. Monday 15  April – Friday 28 June

Term 3. Monday 15 July – Friday 20 September

Term 4. Monday 07 October – Friday 20 December