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The City of Holdfast Bay libraries hosts a range of events and programs throughout the year. They include creative, cultural, informative, and educational activities for all ages.

Book Discussion Groups

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

If you are interested in joining a book discussion group, please contact the Library for further information.

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

Book Discussion Group Sets Request List (PDF)

Children's programs and events

Wriggle `N` Rhyme

A fun 30-minute session involving rhymes, action songs, and music, suitable for babies aimed at 0 -2-year-olds. Bookings essential.
Wriggle 'n' Rhyme is held during school terms only finishing Week 8 in Term 4.

  • 9.15am Tuesdays at Glenelg Library
  • 9.15am Thursdays and Fridays at Brighton Library

Toddler Time

A 30-minute session of action songs and rhymes is aimed at 2 & 3-year-olds. Bookings essential.

Pre-school Storytime is held during school terms only finishing Week 8 in Term 4.

  • 10am Tuesdays at Glenelg Library.
  • 10am Thursdays and Fridays at Brighton Library.


This 45-60 minute session is suitable for pre-school children aged 4 & 5 and includes stories, fingerplays, rhymes/poetry, felt board stories, puppets, songs, and crafts. Bookings essential.

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

  • 11am Tuesdays at Glenelg Library.
  • 11am Thursdays at Brighton Library.

Stay and Play

Stay and Play is a 45-minute session where you and your child/ren move through self-guided stations.
Aimed at 3-5-year-olds.

  • 11am Fridays at Brighton Library.
  • 11am Wednesdays at Glenelg Library.

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