Spring school holiday program

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Spring into your local library these school holidays! Dance with glow sticks in the dark at clubbercise, be inspired with our range of creative workshops, and get moving with our fun range of carnival-themed games!

See the full range of activities here.

There are also sessions for young adults. Get the gloating rights if you win the AFL gaming tournament, test your coding skills programming a Lego Mindstorms robot or experience VR.

See all the young adults activities here.

Download the brochure.

Drawn by the Bay

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Calling young artists who live or study in Hobsons Bay or who are library members.
Drawn by the Bay is your opportunity to win one of the western suburbs’ biggest illustration prizes.

Young illustrators (Prep to Year 12) are invited to submit their original, book-inspired artwork – entries can be in any medium, up to A3 size with the artwork inspired by a book of your choice.

Whether you’re reimagining The Gruffalo, taking a peek inside one of the hidden rooms of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or bringing a dystopian fantasy world to life, submit your entries by Sunday 15 September to be in the draw.

With $1,000 in cash and other prizes on offer, as well as the chance to have your work published, don’t miss out.

Download the entry form here or pick one up from any library branch.

Cre8tive Kids Club

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Cre8tive Kids Club is a drop-in after-school session for primary school kids offering a range of
STEAM-Focused activities such as craft, construction, science, robotics and more!

Runs weekly during school term. Sessions do not require bookings.
Kids 5 - 12 years
4pm - 5pm

Tuesdays - Altona North Community Library
Tuesdays - Newport Community Hub
Wednesdays - Williamstown Library
Thursdays - Altona Library
Fridays - Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre

Download the poster here.


konikaEarly years programs

For infants and young children up to five years old.

Baby Bounce,  Wriggle and Read and Storytime sessions are rotated throughout our library branches. 
Please check the schedule for 2019 session times.

Please note: These programs run during school term only.




Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Altona    Wriggle and Read 


Altona Meadows

Wriggle and Read



  Baby Bounce 
Altona North  


  Wriggle and Read 
Newport Wriggle and Read 

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Baby Bounce 
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  Baby Bounce
  Wriggle and Read



Engaging with place

Engaging with placeFree playgroup for infants to 5 years old and their families.

Engaging with Place is a facilitated playgroup for children and their families.

Children will learn through play-based experiences that will take place in their local, community environments.

Engaging with Place is facilitated by a qualified early childhood or primary teacher and pre-service teachers from Victoria University.

Tuesday 3 September
Tuesday 10 September
Tuesday 8 October
Tuesday 15 October
Tuesday 22 October
Tuesday 29 October
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 19 November
Tuesday 26 November

Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre - 9.30am to 11.30am

Altona North Community Library - 1pm to 3pm

Bookings not required 

Download the flyer.


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Middle years programs

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

Check out the brand new middle years program, Cre8tive Kids Club here.