Children in Mitchell Shire can get the year off to a great start with the return of Babytime, Rhymetime, Storytime and Sensory Storytime to libraries this month.
The free weekly programs are held at 10.30am with sessions on different days in Beveridge, Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan.
The programs have been developed to encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning, to provide social connections for children and parents and to familiarise people with the important role libraries play from an early age.
Babytime is suited for babies up to 18 months old. Babytime is held at 10.30am on Mondays in Beveridge, Tuesdays in Broadford, Wednesdays in Seymour, Thursdays in Wallan and Fridays in Kilmore.
Rhymetime is an interactive session for children aged 18 months to three years of age. Rhymetime is held at 10.30am on Mondays in Seymour, Tuesdays in Kilmore, Wednesdays in Wallan, Thursdays in Beveridge and Fridays in Broadford.
Storytime includes singing, reading and craft and is for children aged between three and five. Storytime is held at 10.30am on Wednesdays in Broadford and Kilmore and 10.30am on Fridays in Seymour and Wallan.
Sensory Storytime is suitable for ages 3 to 5 and is held at 10.30am every Saturday, alternating between Seymour and Wallan. Wallan commences on 8 February and Seymour on 15 February.
For session details please visit mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/library-programs