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Discover our upcoming 0-5 Story Time and Baby Rhyme Time sessions below. Sessions are held in a mix of in-library, parks and other locations across the Region during term time. 

Toowoomba Region Libraries Story Time sessions are for families with children aged 0 to 5 years, supporting early literacy development and caregivers in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.  Each session presents a fun, educational and interactive way of learning rhymes and songs that your child can take home to enjoy together with an aim to making talking, reading, singing and playing, part of a daily routine – any time, any place. 

 

Attendance information

Bookings

Bookings are not required for outside park sessions but are ESSENTIAL for inside branches. Customers can book online or phone their local branch. 

Bookings for each session are open one week in advance (for weekly sessions) or two weeks in advance (for fortnightly sessions). Please book for every person attending regardless of age (including babies).

All attendees must register using the Check In QLD app on arrival for contact tracing as required by Queensland Health.

Sessions

Created for families with children aged 0 to 5 years, Story Time is a great way to develop a love of reading and introduce your child to books. 

Bookings are essential for the following sessions:

  • Goombungee Library: Thursday 9 – 9.30am
  • Highfields Library (Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre - Sports Centre): Friday 10.30 – 11am 
  • Cecil Plains Library: Every second Friday 10 - 10.30am (22 April, 6 & 20 May, 3 & 17 June)
  • Clifton Library: Every second Thursday 10 - 10.30am (21 April, 5 &19 May, 2 & 16 June)
  • Crows Nest John French VC Memorial Library: Monday 9.30 – 10am
  • Millmerran Library: Every second Thursday 10 – 10.30am (28 April, 12 & 26 May, 9 & 23 June)
  • Oakey Library: Tuesday 9.45 – 10.15am
  • Pittsworth Library: Wednesday 9.45 – 10.15am
  • Toowoomba City Library: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 9.30 – 10am
  • Yarraman Library: Third Thursday of the month 10.15 - 10.45am (21 April, 19 May, 16 June)
  • Quinalow Library: Every second Tuesday 10 - 10.30am (dates to be advised)

Baby Rhyme Time helps develop the skills needed to communicate and learn to read. In a friendly and relaxed environment, you and your baby can learn rhymes, action songs and finger plays to share together. These sessions are for families with children aged 0 to 2 years and support early literacy development and caregivers in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

Bookings are essential for the following sessions:

  • Highfields Library (Highfields Cultural Centre Meeting Room): Tuesday 9.30 – 10am 
  • Toowoomba City Library: Tuesday 11 – 11.30am

Due to the wet weather, the Storytime session at Queens Park scheduled for Wednesday 18 May 2022 has been cancelled.

During each of these sessions, library staff host interactive First 5 Forever children’s storytime sessions for children and their parents or carers to enjoy.

No bookings are required for the following sessions:

  • Peacehaven Park, Highfields: Monday 11 – 11.30am
  • Queens Park, Toowoomba (near the all-ability playground off Lindsay Street): Wednesday 9.30 – 10am 

Wet weather cancellation updates are announced on the Toowoomba Region Libraries Facebook page as soon as possible.

Each session supports early literacy development, connecting stories and songs with artworks, delivered in fun and educational settings at the Region's art galleries. Sessions are for families with children aged 0 to 5 years.

  • Rosalie Gallery: 13 May and 10 June
  • Crows Nest Gallery: 20 May and 17 June
  • Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: Resumes in Term 3

Bookings are essential for each session. Book online here.