Programs

Kid Explorer Questspace

Ground control to Major Kid: Five aliens are lost in our libraries! We're so glad you could join us because we need brave space explorers for an astronomical out-of-this-world adventure.
Zoom into Hobsons Bay Libraries this summer to collect your Quest Map.

Grab your Kid Explorer Quest at your local Hobsons Bay Libraries branch, register online and you're on your way. Only the bravest, wisest explorers will be able to complete these intergalactic challenges.

Make sure you drop your completed entry form and quest map into your nearest library to be in the draw to win one of five prize packs.

Want more chances to win? Can't stop reading? Pick up an extra reading sheet at the library. Every five books you read gets you another entry into the prize draw.

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For infants and young children up to five years old.

Baby BounceWriggle and Read and Storytime sessions are rotated throughout our library branches. Please check the schedule for session times.

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

Download the 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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Storytime in the Park 

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.

Wednesday 12 December
10:30am to 11am
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Theme: Fractured fairy tales
More details

Thursday 20 December 
10.30am to 11am
Paine Reserve, Newport
Theme: Christmas storytime

Wednesday 16 January
10:30am to 11am
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Theme: Teddy bear's picnic
More details

Thursday 24 January
10.30am to 11am
AB Shaw Reserve, Altona Meadows
Theme: Teddy bear's picnic
More details

Wednesday 20 February
10:30am to 11am
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Where the wild bugs are
More details

Thursday 28 February
10:30am to 11am
Brooklyn Reserve, Brooklyn
Theme: Doggy tales
More details

Williamstown Botanic Gardens sessions will replace Williamstown Library Wriggle and Read.
Logan Reserve, Altona session will replace the Altona Library storytime.
In the event of rain, the storytimes will be held at the local library. Check Hobsons Bay Libraries social media for updates.
Please bring a picnic rug!

Middle years programs

For primary school aged children from six to twelve years old.

Brand new middle years programs for 2019 coming soon.

School holiday activities

Hobsons Bay Libraries presents a diverse program of school holiday activities for children of all ages between each school term.  

2019 Summer school holiday program