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Programs and Activities

To find out more about what is happening at your Library visit What's On

The Library has an event management system called SignUp that everyone can use to find activities and to make bookings using any internet enabled device.

View the calendar of Library Events and make bookings

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Regular Activities for Children
Wriggle `n` Rhyme

This is a fun 30 minute session involving rhymes, action songs and music, suitable for babies and toddlers 0-2 years (but any age is welcome).

No bookings necessary.

Wriggle 'n' Rhyme is held during school terms only but finishes in Week 8 in Term 4

  • 9.15am and 10am Tuesdays @ Glenelg Library
  • 9.15am and 10am Thursdays and Fridays @ Brighton Library
Pre-School Storytime

This 45 minute session is suitable for pre-school children and includes stories, finger plays, rhymes/poetry, felt board stories, puppets, songs and craft.

No bookings necessary.

Pre-school Storytime is held during school terms only but finishes in Week 8 in Term 4

  • 11am Tuesdays @ Glenelg Library
  • 11am Thursdays @ Brighton Library 

Wriggle and Rhyme Online

Enjoy Wriggle & Rhyme at any time by using this presentation.

Follow the slides and listen to the songs at home.
Click in the presentation window or use the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard to move through the slides.
You can make the presentation larger by clicking on the icon at the bottom right of the window.

Storybox Library

Enjoy storytime at any time.
Storybox Library contains a virtual reading room where  Australian personalities including Missy Higgins, John Schumann, Cal Wilson, Kate Ritchie and Andy Griffiths read children's stories online.
The videos include accompanying home learning activities.

Enter your library card number again on the Story Box page.

Access Story Box Library

School Holiday Activities

A range of fun activities are held during the school holidays.
For more information and to book online check  What's On prior to the start of the school holidays.

Catch Us!

Would you like a visit from the Children’s Programs Team?
We can bring our Wriggle’n’Rhyme singing or Storytime sessions to you!

Class Visits

Schools are encouraged to make regular bookings for classes to visit the Library. Activities may include library tours, storytelling, book talks and instruction in research methods.

Reader Advice

Our Programs Team is available to assist children, young adults and parents with advice on books, reading material and research for assignments.

Please contact us for more information or for session times and venues.

Book Discussion Groups

The Library Service supports over 20 book discussion groups.  The groups generally meet on a monthly basis. Members read the same book and then come together to discuss it. 

No vacancies currently exist for individuals in any of the groups.
If you are interested in forming a book discussion group, or have one already with a maximum of 8 members, please contact the Library for further information.

Download a list of titles available to book discussion groups here.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Holdfast Bay Library is a voluntary organisation which supports the library service by fundraising, special events and community activities. 
Community members with an interest in promoting the library and its services are welcome to join.

Membership fees are paid annually at the following rates:

Adults $15.00
Child/Pensioner $10.00

Membership forms are available in the library or you can download a form below.
Once completed the form and the membership fee can be lodged at either library branch.

 Friends of the Library Membership Form(1131 kb)

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