Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Once upon a time: a world of children’s picture book art

Friday 21 March 2014 - Sunday 12 October 2014
Blue Rotunda, Cowen Gallery
Level 2a, Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

Final weeks!

Let your imagination run wild in this free exhibition celebrating the world of children’s picture book art. See classic characters like Blinky Bill and the Magic Pudding, as well as fun favourites including Miffy, Grandma Poss and Old Tom. You’ll also see aliens and fairies, tigers and bears, cranky cats, playful pups and a dinosaur who does the dishes!

Look at original drawings, dummy books and videos about the artworks to discover the magic behind creating illustrated stories, then create your own story with our free activity booklet. Relax afterwards by snuggling up with a cushion and a book in the reading pod.

This delightful exhibition showcases the world-renowned Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection.