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Free activities for primary school children are held at Moreland libraries.

Lego builders

Lego builders is a LEGO program for school-aged children. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be running LEGO builders until further notice. Please check this page again in future for updates or ask about LEGO builders at your local library.

Curiosity Crew

Due to government restrictions around physical distancing, there will be no Curiosity Crew until further notice. We have some great craft videos on our Moreland City Libraries YouTube channel.

Reading Challenges

BIG Summer Read

BIG Summer Read is a summer reading program aimed at primary school children, but anyone under 18 is welcome to enter.  It encourages children to keep reading over the summer holidays. 

A big congratulations to our 2021/2022 winners who were: 

  • Biana McFeeters who won our Nintendo Switch prize 
  • Warda Mustafa who won our Family Zoo pass prize 

Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is a fun way of encouraging children to read. Premiers Reading Challenge books are easy to find. Just look for the colour coded stickers on the book spine. You can also search for books, by age category, using the library website or on the Education Victoria website.

Short story competition 2022

My happy place

Creators of all ages are invited to enter the 2022 Moreland City Libraries short story competition

Submit an entry written in 500 words or less, recorded or filmed in 3 minutes or less, around the theme My Happy Place.

Entries are open 20 June to 7 August 2022.  Winners announced 19 September 2022.

2022 Moreland City Libraries short story competition entry form

Guest Judges
Authors: Hugh McGinlay & Anna Walker
Scribe Publications:
David Golding (senior editor)
Marika Webb-Pullman (publisher)
Miriam Rosenbloom (Scribble publisher)

Up to 8 years old 
Winner: $100 LEGO pack
Achievement: $50 book voucher*

9 - 12 years old
Winner: $100 LEGO pack
Achievement: $50 book voucher*

13 - 17 years old 
Winner: $150 JB Hi-Fi voucher 
Achievement: $50 book voucher* 

Winner: 1 year membership to Writers Victoria + $100 book voucher*
Achievement: $100 book voucher*
*Book vouchers are redeemable at most Australian book stores.


CBCA Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. Every year Moreland City Libraries celebrates these books at storytimes.

Watch the special Shortlist announcement on the Children's book council of Australia Youtube channel.

You can also download the CBCA Shortlist - 2021 (PDF).

Winner and Honour Books: Announced at noon AEST on Friday 20 August 2021.

For more information visit the Childrens Book Council of Australia website.