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Storytime in the park

It's back! Our summer series of storytime in the park and gardens will be returning for another season. Join us for songs, stories and craft activities in the beautiful parks and gardens of Hobsons Bay.

Please bring a picnic rug and a hat as we celebrate summer and share our love of books and the great outdoors.

Please check the poster for all the dates and locations. 

 

1000 Books before School

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1000 Books before School is open for registration! This is a program which encourages parents and carers to read 1000 books with their children before they begin school.

Reading to preschool aged children has been shown to develop early literacy by building vocabulary and language skills that are essential for learning to read.

Visit your local Hobsons Bay library branch and register to join the program where you will receive your first reading record for your child. You will also go in the draw to win picture books to use along the way.

Throughout your journey, your child will receive special stickers after every 100 books read, plus a reward at 100, 250, 500, 750 and 1000 books.

For more information, head to our 1000 Books page.

 

Storytime, Baby Bounce and Wriggle and Read

NewportCommunityHub OpenDay 3Sept2016 001 436Storytime, Baby Bounce and Wriggle and Read sessions are rotated throughout our library branches. Please check the schedule for session times.

Please note: these sessions are run only during school terms.

Our regular Children's programs will resume on Monday 5 February 2018 at all library branches.

Meanwhile, be sure to check out our wide range of children's activities for the summer holidays.

Download the new schedule for 2018. 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Altona    Wriggle and Read 
10.30am
 

Storytime 
10.30am

   
Altona Meadows

Wriggle and Read
2pm

 

Storytime 
10.30am

  Baby Bounce 
10.30am
 
Altona North  

Storytime
10.30am

  Wriggle and Read 
10.30am
   
Newport Wriggle and Read 
9.30am
  Baby Bounce 
9.30am
 

Storytime 
9.30am

 
Williamstown

Baby Bounce
10.30am

  Wriggle and Read 
10.30am
   

Storytime 
10.30am

 

  Baby Bounce
  Wriggle and Read
      Storytime

 

 

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Whether you are a new chess player or looking to improve your existing skills, Chess Club is the place for you.

Young people are encouraged to share their chess knowledge, chat and make new friends. You may be our next Grandmaster!

Chess Club is open to all primary and secondary aged children.

Every Friday during term
4pm to 5pm

Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
No bookings required.

 

 

 

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Write by the Bay is back!

Prep to year 12 writers are invited to enter a:

  • short story, and/or
  • poem, and/or
  • song

into the sixteenth annual Hobsons Bay Libraries writing competition, Write by the Bay. Cash prizes and book vouchers are up for grabs as well as the chance to be published!

If you are a member of Hobsons Bay Libraries, go to school or live in Hobsons Bay, embark on your creative writing journey now. Submit your work using the online entry form.

Read more about the categories, prizes, and terms and conditions here.

The competition closes on Sunday 22 April and winners will be announced at the Awards Night, featuring acclaimed author Andy Griffiths on Thursday 7 June 2018. Bookings will open on Monday 23 April.

Creative writing workshop
If your school would like a creative writing workshop to be facilitated by one of our librarians during term one, please book via the Education program request form.