Public Programs

Baby Rhyme Time

It's a fun and an interactive program designed for babies and little ones up to two years of age. The session combines rhymes, singing and stories. Baby Rhyme Time inspires joyous interaction between you and your baby.

We hold three sessions in Ararat each week on Tuesday at 10am, 11am and 11:45am.


Storytime is an opportunity for preschool children aged three to five and their parents or carers to share the joy of books, rhythm and song.  Be prepared for lots of smiles and clapping.  Each session has a theme and a craft activity to help your child’s reading readiness.

We hold two sessions in Ararat are each Thursday at 11am and 4pm.

School Holiday Program

The library offers a fun and enriching school holiday program.  Contact the library to find out what’s on these holidays. Find out more at our Facebook page @araratregionallibrary, phone 5352 1722 or email:

Special events

Ararat Regional Library presents exciting public programs for adults, too!  These include visits by authors, book clubs, craft group sessions.


The library is home to several active bookclubs.  Let us know if you’d like to join a bookclub in the area or start your own with a group of 10.  A small fee applies for the provision of support and books for your group.


Ararat Regional Library is also a hub for the region’s visual artists.  Exhibitions  are held throughout the year that reflect our community’s character and diversity.  To find out more about exhibiting at the library gallery spaces, email: