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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 and Rhymetime

Storytime, Rhymetime 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. 


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Rookies Chess Club


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

Rookies Chess Club is run by young people for young people and is open to all primary and secondary aged school children.

Every Friday during term
4pm to 5pm
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
No bookings required.