Library service changes

On 6 September 2020, the Premier announced Victoria’s COVID-19 roadmap to reopening. Many of the Stage 4 restrictions remain in place, and all Glen Eira Libraries are closed until health restrictions are lifted. Due to high demand, in the short term, we can deliver reserved items to library members who reside in the City of Glen Eira only. Library chutes are open 24 hours a day. No overdue fees will be charged. Find out more on our FAQs page.

 

 

 

Reading and literacy for kids

Sharing books at home is a great activity for families.

At the libraries you can borrow from a huge selection of board books, picture books, easy readers, junior fiction and teenage fiction. 

Try these interactive online reading, creative writing and learning tools specially for kids.

BusyThings

Play and learn activities to support literacy and phonic skills in primary school aged kids. 

Go to Busythings 


Languagenut 

A child-friendly and engaging way to learn learning 20 languages using fun games, songs and books. For students that do not speak English as their first language, Languagenut also provides 70+ support ESL languages.  

Go to Languagenut


Literacy Planet

Fun, interactive games play to build reading confidence in kids of all ages. 

Go to Literacy Planet 


LOTE Online for kids

Kids can enjoy digital books in 20+ languages, together with English translations. Watch a selection of English books with Australian accents, by clicking the Australian flag.

Go to LOTE Online


PK Mag

Online magazine for primary kids, filled with book reviews, movies, music, arts and crafts, and activities. Experience the thrill of being published with PK. 

Go to PK Mag


StoryBox Library 

An online 'reading room' filled with online stories for Australian primary aged kids - the stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Go to StoryBox Library 


TumbleBookLibrary Premium 

An online collection of animated talking picture books, chapter books, language learning, graphic novels, non-fiction, and maths stories which will appeal to reluctant readers and bookworms alike. 

Go to TumbleBookLibrary