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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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Recipient: Children's Book Fellowship

The Children’s Books Fellowship is awarded for a project exploring the State Library of Victoria’s collections of children’s books and book illustrations – the largest collection of Australian children’s books in the world and home to the internationally significant Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection of original artworks and book illustrations.

Current recipient

Theresa O’Connor: Popuppets! Pop-up books and monster puppets. Community engagement and public performance.

The Children’s Literature Collection holds a wealth of extraordinary pop-up books, as well as stories based on the magical world of monsters. Theresa’s comprehensive research will contribute to the development of this unique collection through a series of paper puppet workshops and a pop-up puppet show for the State Library community to enjoy.

Theresa O’Connor is an accomplished performer, puppeteer and theatre-maker.