Programs

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Early years programs

For infants and young children up to five years old.

We are so excited to welcome children and their families back into our libraries for Baby Bounce and Storytime sessions. This term we are launching a new program for energetic toddlers, introducing Wriggle and Rhyme!

 

 

Baby Bounce

Sowing the seeds of literacy.

A music, movement and simple storybased session for carers and their prewalking babies. Especially designed to empower carers with fun techniques for supporting baby’s development.

Baby Bounce is designed for children aged 0-12 months and runs for approximately 30 minutes.

 

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Join our children’s librarians for a gentle
session of stories, songs and rhymes
designed to spark a love of literacy-based learning. 

Pop up Baby Bounce sessions will be confirmed shortly.

Bookings will open one week before each session. Visit the What's On page to register.

 

Wriggle and Rhyme

 

Active Literacy for Toddlers.

Wriggle and Rhyme is a brand-new active program designed especially for energetic toddlers and their carers. With a focus on movement, body percussion and vocabulary building, these 15-minute sessions will be incorporate music, songs, stories and rhymes.

Wriggle and Rhyme is for children aged 1-3 years and runs for approximately 15 minutes.

 

Storytime

 

Learn the love of books.

Storytime encourages imagination, socialisation and a life-long love of books and libraries, while preparing preschool-aged children and their carers for the routines of kinder and school.

Storytime is for children aged 1-5 years and runs for approximately 30 minutes.

Please note: Sessions run during school terms only. Bookings are required for all sessions. 

 

Grow your reader

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In 2020, Hobsons Bay Libraries launched Grow Your Reader, an early literacy initiative to assist families to build a love of books and reading for their children from birth to 3 years. Sharing stories, conversation and songs with young children from birth is proven to set them up for future success – it’s also fun and creates strong, healthy bonds. This project will have numerous avenues to help support the early literacy development of the Hobsons Bay community.

 

Primary years programs

Creative Kids Club

Creative Kids Club is a drop-in after-school session for primary school kids. Explore various themes and get stuck into papercraft, construction, problem-solving and more!

Creative Kids Club Story Art

This term, we are offering two kinds of Creative Kids Club sessions:

  • Classic Mode takes on construction, craft and creative play.
  • In StoryArt, we’ll be reading stories and exploring them through art.

Creative Kids Club is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old.

 

Please note: To help us stay COVID-Safe, please bring along your pencil case with colouring pencils, textas, scissors and glue. We will have limited craft supplies and will be practicing safe handling of materials.

Bookings are NOT required for Creative Kids Club sessions.

All sessions run from 3:45pm to 4:45pm (excluding school and public holidays).

Remember to tag us in photos of your amazing creations with #HBLCreativeKids!

For more ideas, activities and crafts you can do at home, check out our Creative Kids playlist on the Hobsons Bay Libraries YouTube channel.