Story Time

Story time is a session full of stories, rhymes and songs suitable for 3-5 year old children and their parents/carers.

Story time helps develop:

  • A love of books and lifelong use of libraries
  • Pre-reading skills and a desire to learn to read
  • Listening and language skills
  • Cooperative behaviour as part of a group
  • Understanding of simple concepts
  • Imagination and creativity

Story time is held at 10.30 am during school terms, and runs for approximately thirty minutes.

Monday Erindale
Tuesday Tuggeranong, Kingston
Wednesday Kippax, Belconnen, Woden
Thursday Dickson, Gungahlin, Woden
Friday Dickson
Saturday Erindale

We are unable to accommodate groups, e.g. preschools and child care centres, at our regular sessions. Groups who wish to visit the library are asked to contact the library in advance to request a specially organised program at a separate time. 

Books for young children

 Some of our favourite authors for young children are:

  • Bob Graham
  • Charles Fuge
  • Ed Emberley
  • Eric Carle
  • Jeannette Rowe
  • Jez Alborough
  • Julia Donaldson
  • Lauren Child
  • Laurent de Brunhoff
  • Louise Worthington
  • Lucy Cousins
  • Lynley Dodd
  • Maisy Munro
  • Nick Sharratt
  • Pamela Allen
  • Rod Campbell
  • Rosemary Wells
  • Virginia Miller

For age-appropriate book recommendations and dozens of creative activities to complement stories, you can also visit The Little Big Book Club (LBBC). The LBBC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the promotion of reading, literature, and Australian authors and illustrators.

For fun music to share with young children, check out and