Anzac Day: The Library will be open as usual on Friday 25 April.

La Trobe Reading Room: The La Trobe Reading Room will close at 3pm on Tuesday 29 April. More information

Anzac Day & La Trobe Reading Room early closure
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children's activities

Children smiling and laughing
Sunday 7 July 2013, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy a day of circus tricks, magic, things to make and draw, amazing tales and even a time machine at the Library!


Photo of a giant chess set on the forecourt of the library
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn to play chess on our giant chess sets these autumn school holidays, with group workshops for kids at all levels led by seasoned chess coach, Frank Meerbach.


Children drawing with crayons ©Andrew Lloyd
Monday 14 April 2014, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Kids! Visit our exhibition Rome: Piranesi's vision then make your very own travel book. Bookings required.


Baby bedtime
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 10:30am - 11:30am

Come and see Mem Fox, one of Australia’s favourite picture book authors, reading her new book Baby bedtime and other fun stories. For ages up to 2.


We're going on a bear hunt
Sunday 20 October 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the State Library for a fun bear hunt – we’re going to catch a big one! 


Screenshot from 'Kiki’s delivery service'
Friday 5 July 2013, 11:00am - 12:45pm

Kiki, a young witch, and her chatty black cat journey into a world of fun-filled escapades and embark on the experience of a lifetime! Bookings required.


Spellbound children
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Come and celebrate the launch of Ann James’s new book.


A young woman reads a book to children
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Join us for a Braille reading to celebrate national simultaneous storytime. For ages 2 to 5.


Front of Library lit up for White Night 2013
Saturday 22 February 2014, 7:00pm - Sunday 23 February 2014, 7:00am

Join us for an all-night celebration of arts and culture as the Library's famous domed reading room is transformed into a spectacular Molecular Kaleidoscope.


A young girl drawing with crayons on a black piece of paper
Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Enjoy a reading of The unexpected crocodile by the author, Kim Kane, plus songs and craft activities to celebrate the 'Gusto!' exhibition. For ages up to 8.


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