Baby Book Club

At Baby Book Club parents come together to share the joys of reading with their young children aged two years and younger.

A mother reads with her child

Baby Book Club encourages a love of books and reading while aiding the early development of children’s literacy skills.

In a safe and stimulating environment parents and young children share books, songs and stories, supported by qualified early childhood staff.

At Baby Book Club, the language spoken at home is valued and families are encouraged to share their favourite songs and rhymes from their own cultures. 

Staff arrange to connect parents with with maternal and child health services, other early childhood professionals and the local library. Referrals can also be made to other parenting services and settlement services for families who recently arrived in Australia.

Who is eligible

Parents and their children aged two years and under. 

When and where

Baby Book Club takes place:

  • on Tuesdays, from 10am to 12 midday, during school terms at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 253 Hoddle Street, Collingwood
  • on Wednesdays, from 10am to 12 midday, during school terms at the Connie Benn Centre, 160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.


We acknowledge Yarra City Council for its valuable contribution to Baby Book Club.

Contact us

Baby Book Club
Connie Benn Centre
160 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Phone: (03) 9426 1500
Email: conniebenncentrereception(at)

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