Storytime for preschoolers
Enjoy free stories, songs & activities
An audience of small children listening attentively
Visit our magnificent Dome Galleries
Take a free tour
Family groups on a dome tour
WORLD-FIRST EXHIBITION NOW OPEN  Discover the story behind Les Misérables
Image of Cosette from Les Misérables
Books for children Browse Readings' expanded selection of children's and YA books
Readings: Explore our new children's area
FREE EXHIBITION  Celebrate the magical, imaginative world of children’s picture books
Illustration of a boy riding on a gorilla with the text 'Once Upon a Time'
Download our new iPhone app! And discover the history of grand old Melbourne
Hoddle's Grid: Explore Melbourne's street history through photos

What's on this week

Storytime at the library © Andrew Lloyd
  • Wednesday 30 July 2014, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • The Courtyard
Victor Hugo – Les Misérables – From Page to Stage
  • Sunday 3 August 2014, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Keith Murdoch Gallery
Woman reading ABC book with baby © Andrew Lloyd
  • Wednesday 30 July 2014, 10:30am - 11:00am
  • The Courtyard