Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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children's activities

Crowd at a popular event © Andrew Lloyd
Wednesday 14 August 2013, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Celebrate Play day with special guest author Jeannette Rowe, hand-on activities and storytime!


Spellbound children
Wednesday 20 November 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a special storytime of songs and activities, and remember to bring your teddy!


School class making Ned Kelly armour © Andrew Lloyd
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 10:30am - 12:00pm

See Ned Kelly’s armour and hear his story, then make a replica of his helmet. Bookings required.


Storytime at the library © Andrew Lloyd
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities. For ages three to five. Bookings not required, except for groups.


Woman reading ABC book with baby © Andrew Lloyd
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 10:30am - 11:00am

Join in a fun session of stories, songs and rhymes, designed to help very young children to explore language. For ages up to two. Bookings not required, except for groups.


Children drawing with crayons ©Andrew Lloyd
Monday 20 January 2014, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Visit the Free, secular and democratic exhibition, then make your own travel book to take home! For ages 5 to 10. Free! Bookings required.


Photo of a cartoon monster holding a book which reads "Children's Book Festival 2014"
Sunday 23 March 2014, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bring the family along for this special day to celebrate the magic of children’s books and reading!


Audience of captivated kids
Wednesday 18 December 2013, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Celebrate the holiday season at this special session of stories, activities and good cheer! For ages 3 to 5.


A young woman reads a book to children
Wednesday 11 September 2013, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join us for stories and activities to celebrate International Literacy Day. For ages 2 to 5.


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