Children and families

State Library of Queensland invites you to explore the diverse range of information, activities and services. There is something for everyone.

The Corner

The Corner is the State Library's program for children under 8 years, available online or onsite at the South Bank building. With the support of their parents and families, children can explore this site and engage in the creative hands-on and minds-on experience of a digital exhibition, online games and reading activities.

The Corner Toolkit

A themed suite of original creative learning activities developed by State Library artworkers for children up to 8 years of age

Dads Read

Dads Read provides tips and tools to encourage and support fathers in reading to your children. Dads Read is an early childhood literacy initiative developed by State Library of Queensland to promote family literacy.

The Edge

A place for young Queenslanders; a place for experimentation and creativity, giving contemporary tools to young people to allow them to explore critical ideas, green initiatives, new design practices and media making.

TumbleBooks

Watch and listen to more than 30 ebooks online, some in languages other than English. You can also play games and puzzles and write your own book reviews.

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is an interactive literacy website featuring short stories, book reviews, games, and activities for children and young people to use over the school holidays.

Secret SLQ

Developed for ages 8-14, Secret SLQ app (for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad) is your key to finding hidden clues and unlocking challenges to discover the treasures within State Library. Hidden in SLQ are QR codes to guide you. Your mission is to find and successfully complete all 20 challenges to earn knowledge points. Play as many times as you like and submit your final score to the leader board.

Read4Life

Read4Life is a community-based program to build awareness and understanding of the importance of reading to children under the age of five

Reading together

Reading together offers information on early learning and the importance of reading to children.

Library membership

Join online or in person at State Library to access services, collections and facilities

Library Shop online

Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.