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Wellington Shire libraries host a fun range of fun programs for children aged 0-12.
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All Wellington Shire Council libraries are currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Government recommendations.

Rock, Rhythm & Rhyme Sessions

Babies 0-2 years

A 30 minute fun-filled program held during school term that includes nursery rhymes, actions, songs, music and simple stories designed to entertain and help develop literacy skills for babies and toddlers.

  • Heyfield Library Monday 9.30am
  • Maffra Library Monday 9.30am
  • Rosedale Library Friday 9:30am
  • Stratford Library Friday 9:30am
  • Yarram Library Friday 9.30am
  • Sale Library Friday 9:30am and 10.30am

Pre-School Storytime

Toddlers 3-5 years

A 45 minute session held during school term that includes stories, songs and activities aimed at pre-school literacy and social skills development.

  • Stratford Library Wednesday 9:30am
  • Sale Library Wednesday and Thursday 10:30am
  • Maffra Library Thursday 11:00am
  • Yarram Library Thursday 11:00am
  • Rosedale Library Friday 10:30am
  • Heyfield Library Friday 10:30am

1000 Books Before School

1000 Books Before School is a free program, run by the State Library of Victoria, to encourage families of young children to get into the ‘literacy habit’ by aiming to share 1000 books together before starting school.

Sharing books with pre-school children is a fun and enriching experience for you to bond over. Plus, it stimulates language development, teaches them about the world around them and helps build their own interest in learning to read.

To participate in the 1000 Books Before School program, families simply register as members of their local library, collect their new library bag and get started.  Along the way, children complete the Reading Record sheets with stickers, and earn milestone prizes.

By investing only 5-10 minutes a day, it will make a big difference for your child.

Further details are available from the State Library of Victoria.

School Holiday Programs

5-12 Years

Our libraries operate themed School LIbrary Programs for children aged 5-12 years.

Details are advertised in the Event Calendar, Library Newsletter, throughout Library branches and via Wellington Shire Council's Social Media pages.

Child Supervision

Wellington Shire Library Service welcomes all children to attend the library.

Library staff will always take due care and concern for young people in the library, however,they are unable to act as supervisors and must not be put in the position of acting parent or guardian.

While in the library, parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring the activities and regulating the behaviour of their children.

Responsibility for the welfare and behaviour of young people rests at all times with the parent, guardian or chaperone.Parents must use their discretion in determining when their children are sufficiently mature and responsible to use the library unaccompanied by an adult. It is recommended children under the age of 13 should not be left without a parent/guardian at the library. Library staff have no authority to ensure that young people remain within the library and cannot be held responsible for any incidents that occur outside.

Library staff members will respond to guidelines in situations, such as:

  • An unattended child is found frightened or crying in the library
  • An unattended child is perceived to be endangering him or herself, or that another person in the library poses a perceived threat to the unattended child
  • An unattended child exhibits inappropriate behaviour
  • An unattended child has not been met by a responsible caregiver at closing time

After evaluating the situation, Library staff members will attempt to contact the parent or guardian. If parents/guardian are unable to be contacted, staff will contact the police.

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Airly-Clydebank Hall
556 Clydebank Road, Airly
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Public Hall
42-44 Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Mechanics Institute Hall
2 Avon Street, Briagolong
Bundalaguah/Myrtlebank Hall
794 Maffra-Sale Road, Bundalaguah
Carrajung South Hall
89 Old Carrajung Road, Carrajung Lower
Coongulla Community Centre
Gillum Road, Coongulla
Cowwarr Public Hall
31-33 Main Street, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Public Hall
1293 Denison Road, Denison
Devon North Public Hall
599 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Giffard West Public Hall
3877 South Gippsland Highway, Giffard West
Glenmaggie Mechanics Institute (Public Hall)
21 Glenfalloch Road, Glenmaggie
Golden Paradise Beach Community Centre
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gormandale Mechanics Institute
Main Road, Gormandale
Heyfield Community Resource Centre
3-5 George Street, Heyfield
Heyfield Memorial Hall
38-40 MacFarlane Street, Heyfield
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Licola Public Hall
8 Jamieson-Licola Road, Licola
Loch Sport Public Hall
222-236 National Park Road, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Macks Creek Public Hall
Bulga Park Road, Macks Creek
Maffra Memorial Hall
11-15 Foster Street, Maffra
Manns Beach Hall
David Street, Manns Beach
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Munro Public Hall
191 Munro-Stockdale Road, Munro
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Hall
139-141 Main Road, Newry
Port Albert Mechanics Institute
20 Victoria Street, Port Albert
Rosedale Public Hall
37-39 Prince Street, Rosedale
Sale Memorial Hall
Macalister Street, Sale
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
St Johns Ambulance Hall
Stead Street Reserve, Sale
Staceys Bridge Hall
248 Albert River Road, Staceys Bridge
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Mechanics Hall
17 Hobson Street, Stratford
Tinamba Public Hall
Rosedale-Maffra Road, Tinamba
Valencia Soldiers Memorial Hall
84-86 Briagolong Road, Valencia Creek
Willung Public Hall
195 Willung Hall Road, Willung
Won Wron Hall
4737 Hyland Highway, Won Wron
Wonyip Public Hall
Old Wonyip Road, Wonyip
Woodside Public Hall
Corner Prince Street and Austins Road, Woodside
Yarram Mechanics Hall
2-4 Church Street, Yarram
Alberton West Recreation Reserve
331 - 333 Lanes Road, Alberton West
Bellbird Corner Riverside Reserve
Sandy Creek Road, Maffra
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Recreation Reserve
Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Quarry Reserve
Freestone Creek Road, Briagolong
Briagolong Recreation Reserve
Briagolong Road, Briagolong
Cameron Sporting Complex
Morison Street, Maffra
Carrajung Memorial Park
McDermott Street, Carrajung
Charles Street Recreation Reserve
Charlies Street, Loch Sport
Cowwarr Recreation Reserve
2-24 Pine Grove Avenue, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Recreation Reserve
1422 Sale-Heyfield Road, Denison
Devon North Recreation Reserve
683 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Golden Beach (Veronica Maybury) Recreation Reserve
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gordon Street Recreation Reserve
Gordon Street, Heyfield
Gormandale Recreation Reserve
14-16 Main Road, Gormandale
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Loch Sport Foreshore Reserve
Lake Street, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Maffra Recreation Reserve
Corner Edward Street and McLean Street, Maffra
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Community Tennis Courts and Parklands
30 McGole Street, Newry
Newry Recreation Reserve
838 Three Chain Road, Newry
Pine Lodge Reserve
Llowalong Road, Stratford
Port Albert Racecourse and Recreation Reserve
Port Albert - Tarraville Road, Port Albert
Rosedale Racecourse Reserve
10 Evergreen Road, Rosedale
Rosedale Recreation Reserve
Moore Street, Rosedale
Seaspray Foreshore Reserve
Corner Futcher Street and Shoreline Drive, Seaspray
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Recreation Reserve
Wellsford Street, Stratford
Tarraville Recreation Reserve
9 Bridge Street, Tarraville
Won Wron Recreation Reserve
4706 Hyland Hwy, Won Wron
Woodside Recreation Reserve
4-18 High Street, Woodside
Yarram Recreation Reserve
50 Railway Avenue, Yarram
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