Join the puppet party at State Library these holidays

Little people with big things to share are invited to State Library of Queensland (SLQ) these school holidays, where every child can be an artist, author, storyteller and performer.

From 4 January 2016, SLQ’s summer holiday program will present puppet workshops, interactive performances and art making activities celebrating the ideas and imaginations of the smallest members of the community.

Acting State Librarian Sonia Cooper said each year SLQ’s holiday program sees thousands of families join its exciting array of fun and affordable activities.

“This summer holidays State Library will come alive with activities and workshops that engage and inspire young minds and provide creative learning experiences for the whole family to enjoy,” Mrs Cooper said.

“This is a great opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their children in a fun, family-friendly environment, and we welcome everyone to take part,” she said.

Parents and children can craft their own puppet characters and learn tips and tricks to make them come to life at the puppet-arium workshop (for all ages, bookings required); or drop by the puppet paper town (for all ages) to craft and play with your puppet characters, and have your photo taken in the puppet portrait studio.

Even more puppet friends will be popping up throughout the library, encouraging visitors to join them for singing, stories and a bit of serious silliness.

Pack your pram, pull up a pillow and enjoy the Family film fest (for all ages) where children are at the centre of the adventure; and don’t miss the APDL Little Designers pattern and placemaking workshops (for ages 4–8, bookings required), which will introduce young minds to design, architecture and placemaking through play.

Plus, Story Lab workshops (for ages 8–16, bookings required) are back for another jam-packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity. Choose from workshops in robotics, animation, manga, blogging, zines, cartooning and more.

Bookings are required for some workshops. For more information and to book, visit

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