Children and Early Years


Our popular Summer Reading Program is running again from December 1 through to January 31.

The program encourages primary-aged children to read over the summer – building on existing reading skills and developing a love of reading. The program is incentive based with the more books being read the more rewards gained along the way and increased chances to win great prizes.  

With the support of fantastic sponsorship from the Kerang Rotary Club there are multiple vouchers from Kerang Sports and Toys to be won:

  • 4 x $50 vouchers for the kids that read the most books from the Cohuna, Kerang, Leitchville and Quambatook branches
  • 3 x $75 vouchers drawn randomly for kids in Grades P/1/2, 3/4 and 5/6.

Join at any branch of the Gannawarra Library Service

Summer Holiday Program




1000 Books Before School

Did you know that reading together is the best way to encourage a love of books in your child? Sharing stories with babies and you children helps develop literacy skills that will prepare them for reading at school.  1000 Books Before School helps start children on their reading adventure!

How 1000 Books Before School works

  • Keep a record of the books shared with your children in their pre-school years, and aim to reach 1000 before they start school.
  • Register at you local library branch to receive your first Reading Record and reading kit to get you started.  A library membership is required to join the program.
  • Mark, colour or place a sticker on your Reading Record each time you read together with your child.
  • Each time you reach a milestone in your Reading Record, bring it in to the library for a special reward
  • Every book that your child completes, or actively listens to, counts - this includes stories read at Storytime sessions, daycare, playgroup, kindergarten, as well as reading the same book over and over again.  You can read books from anywhere - not just library books.
  • The program finishes once your child reaches 1000 books, or starts school

Story Time

Our popular story times sessions are ideal for children aged three to five. 

Each session contains stories, songs and activities to engage and stimulate young minds.

Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang Thursday 11am

*All sessions run during Victorian School Terms


Rhyme Time

Come along and enjoy a selection of traditional rhymes and action songs

This session is ideal for toddlers and recommences in Autumn 2018.

Sir John Gorton Library

Wednesday 11.00am