It is never too early to read to your child

Hints on Reading To Your Child

Borrow library books to read

Download stories from Story Box Library

Attend Rhymetime or Storytime


Storytime sessions introduce pre-school children to the joys of books, and include readings of various stories, plus an activity.

  • Horsham: Friday mornings at 10:30am.  Contact Horsham Branch for details
  • Kaniva: Last Thursday of the month at 1:00pm (during school terms). Contact Kaniva Branch for details

Can’t make it to Storytime? We have created some storytime activities. Click on any of the above images to get instructions on our new activities, or click here to view all of our activities.


Rhymetime is a special session for babies aged up to 18 months or as advised. It features a mix of songs, music and movement, along with rhymes and activities especially for baby.

  • Horsham Wednesday mornings at 10.30am.  Contact Horsham Branch for details
  • Edenhope Tuesdays & Fridays at 11.00am during school terms.  Suitable for 0-3 age group. Contact Edenhope Branch for details
  • Kaniva Thursday mornings at 10.00am (during school terms).  Contact Kaniva Branch for details

Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The annual Premier” Reading Challenge aims to promote a love of books and reading, and is aimed at students from Prep to Year 10. The PRC website has information about how to join the Challenge and find book lists.

Search the catalogue for titles from this year’s and previous year’s book lists: Prep-Year 2, Year 3-Year 4, Year 5-Year 6.

Books in the Library’s collection from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge are marked with a gold spot to help you find them on the shelves.

1000 Books before School

The 1000 Books Before School program is a great way to track your child’s reading progress. Reading just ten minutes a day can instill a lifelong love of books and learning in young children. Research shows that children who are read to every day from an early age have extended vocabularies, increased reading readiness and improved cognitive skills when they enter school.

Reading Record sheets: 0-100101-200, 201-300301-400401-500501-600601-700701-800, 801-900901-1000.

Cereal Readers – best kids and YA books in series order.

If you’re looking for reading inspiration, here are some of the best books for kids of all ages—children, teens and young adults—matched to the reader’s interests, age and reading level.

PK mag is Good Reading’s digital magazine for primary kids. It is full of book reviews, movies, music, arts and crafts, activities and more!

Resources dealing with grief and death for children

A collection of 18 books located at the Horsham library to assist families who are dealing with the issues of death and grief.  Collection donated by the Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary.  The list of books

Young Australians Best Book Awards are awarded by young Australians themselves. Children and young adults recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books, culminating in the annual Awards ceremony for the ‘Best Book’ in each age category.

Kids Stuff

A Pirate’s Mother Goose

Nancy I. Sanders

Ten Little Unicorns

Mike Bronlow and Simon Rickety

Grandpa’s Car

Sue Graves

Hooray For Fish!

Lucy Cousins

You Wouldn’t Want to Be Tutankhamun!

David Stewart & David Antram

Small Things

Mel Tregonning

Selby’s Shemozzle

Duncan Ball


Brenda Maloney

Story Time

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Kids Services

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