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

First 5 Forever

Talk, read, sing, play so growing brains get what they need. Find out more about free activities for families with children aged 0-5 at your local Queensland public library, on Facebook or at First 5 Forever is an initiative of State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Government.

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.


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.

Calendar of events

Calendar of holiday and children's events at the State Library of Queensland, available to view by year, month, week and day.

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.

Reading together

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

Carers Room

To make things easier for those travelling with little ones, State Library has a parenting room located in the Infozone on the ground floor. The room is equipped with baby change facilities, feeding chairs, toilet facilities and a microwave.

Library membership

Become an SLQ member now to access our services, collections and facilities.

Library Shop online

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