Wodonga Library introduced some colour into story time, hosting a Rainbow Story-time as part of the city's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Drag queens from House of Fork read children's books about celebrating and tolerating differences to about 30 children and adults.
Library team leader Michelle Fracaro, whose son Asher Lowe attended the special story-time, said the team wanted to show that the library was a safe and inclusive space for everyone.
She said the nighttime session attracted a lot of new faces to the library and they would be looking to run more events with drag queens next year.
Ms Fracaro said parents recognise children are going to be exposed to lots of different people and drag story-time was a great way to introduce concepts of gender inclusivity and respecting others in a safe space.
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"It's just a reflection of what children are going to face in the real world," she said. "The sooner they experience different people the better. We read beautiful children's books about gender inclusivity and being different and getting those messages at an early age is really important. It means when children get to school they have the language... to say everyone is different and that's okay."
Ms Fracaro said her son was a bit tentative at first but was soon absorbed in the stories and chatting to Dannii and Mama Yawanna.
"I think it really breaks down barriers," she said.
"The children loved it, it was a really lovely evening and we had lots of positive feedback thanking us and saying it was important."