Little library lovers

Our programs for ages 0-5 years aim to introduce and encourage a love of books and enjoyment of the library. Refer to the table below for session times and locations.

Family Tales

Family Tales introduces the enjoyment of books, rhythm and actions in a lively and engaging session aimed at children aged 0-5 and their carers. Family Tales is a modified program that replaces our Book Buddies (0-2) and Storytime (3-5) sessions until COVID-19 restrictions on singing and physical distancing are eased.

To ensure our programs are COVID-safe:

  • Eventbrite bookings are essential for each adult, child and baby attending
  • Places are limited
  • Bookings open 48 hours prior to the session

Latest announcements on COVID-19 safety at the library

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
Ashfield Family Tales 10.30am    Family Tales 10.30am    Family Tales 10.30am
Balmain   Family Tales 10.30am  Family Tales 10.30am    Family Tales 10.30am
ETC (Dulwich Hill) Family Tales 10.30am Family Tales 10.30am      
Haberfield Closed Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed
Leichhardt Family Tales 10.30am    Family Tales 10.30am  Family Tales 10.30am  
Marrickville Family Tales 10.30am    Family Tales 10.30am  Family Tales 10.30am  
St Peters / Sydenham   Family Tales 10.30am      Family Tales 10.30am
Stanmore   Family Tales 10.30am      Family Tales 10.30am

Book Buddies and Storytime online

Keep connected with our digital Little Library Lovers offerings here.

Inspire your imagination and explore children’s craft and storytelling ideas with our online Story Box Library. All this and more available with your Inner west Library Card via our eKids collection.

Little Library Lovers Guidelines

  • Our goal is to have fun together with rhymes and books in a safe and happy space
  • Plan to arrive on time – allow extra time for parking, bathroom visits and to settle your child
  • Follow physical distancing instructions
  • Please don’t leave your child unattended at any time
  • Participate with your child
  • If your child is crying or disrupting others, please step out and quietly return once your child is ready
  • Please put toys away as they may distract others
  • No food or drink to be consumed during Storytime due to allergies and possible anaphylaxis
  • Please refrain from chatting with other parents during the program as this is distracting to both the session leader and the audience
  • Please silence your mobiles
  • Please no photography
  • Have fun!

Inner West Council has a number of activities for Children available across the Inner West, including the Magic Yellow Bus.

Keep up to date with Council’s activities for children and families here.


Book Buddies and Storytime online

Our goal is to have fun together with books, songs and rhymes in a safe and happy space online.
Hosted by library staff from across all our Inner West Library locations, we’re excited to share our favourite stories, songs and puppets with you.


We'll read books, sing songs and get moving together. Suitable for ages 3-5.
Every Monday at 10am the video will be uploaded on this webpage.

Book Buddies

Introduce babies to the fun and enjoyment of sing-a-longs, rhymes, action songs, books and puppets. Suitable for ages 0-2. 
Every Wednesday at 10am on Facebook and uploaded here.

Watch Book Buddies on Facebook

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Watch our recent school holiday activity videos

Storytimes and Book Buddies



Inner West Council Library and History would like to extend a big thank you to the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for allowing us to share these recorded sessions for the duration of the pandemic period.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

We hold eBooks, eAudiobooks and online learning resources suitable for children. Go to

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Page last updated: 26 Feb 2021