Local library and bookshop story-times

Below you will find a list of venues that run regular story-time sessions. Please contact the venues to confirm days and times, as details often change. Your local library is always a good place to start.

There are many benefits of attending a story-time session with your child, and they are usually delivered by a person with a strong interest and experience in children’s literature.


Your Local Library: Story-time Timetable


State Library of N.S.W
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The Children’s Bookshop (Tuesdays and Fridays during school terms, 9.45am)

Abbey’s Bookshop
Mary Ryan, Byron Bay (Thursdays, 10am)
Yummy Café, Ambarvale (Last Wednesday of every month plus every second Thursday of school terms)
Firefly Forest Café, Carrington (Wednesdays-9.30am)
Gloria Jeans, Westfield Kotara


Find your local library for story-time sessions.

Northern Territory Library


State Library of Queensland
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The Story Tree, Boonah (Wednesdays, 10am)
Mary Ryan, Springfield Lakes (Tuesdays-9.30am,  Thursdays-5.30pm, Fridays- 9.30am)
Royal Mail, Tingalpa


State Library of South Australia
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SA Museum (Last Wednesday and Thursday of every month-10.30am and 11.30am)


State Library of Tasmania
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Stories Bookshop (Various times)


State Library of Victoria
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National Gallery of Victoria (Some Sundays-10.30am)
Enchanted by Books (Tuesdays-Fridays-10.30am)
Three Four Knock On The Door (Toddlers: 10am Mondays and Fridays/ Preschoolers: 10am Thursdays and Saturdays/ Primary Schoolers: 4pm Thursdays/ Plus activity time for all ages 12pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 11am Sundays)
The Little Bookroom (Saturdays, 10.30am)
Teatime and Tales (Mondays-3.00pm)
Robinsons Bookshop (Mondays- 11.00am)
Collins ABC Werribee (Wednesdays, 10 am)
Dymocks, Southland (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays- 11.00am)

Story-time at Polly Woodside (Tuesdays, 11.00am)- Entry fees apply


State Library of Western Australia
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