Programs for students

State Library's range of engaging annual programs offer students of all ages the opportunity to be creative, learn a new skill or be awarded for their efforts.

Design Minds

Design Minds increases the opportunity for Queensland's young people to take part in world-class design education projects and activities. Workshops and events use design thinking to develop the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens within existing education and learning benchmarks.

Visit the Events page for upcoming programs.

Story Labs

Explore a world of creativity every winter and summer school holidays with fun, hands-on Story Lab workshops for students aged 8 to 14. Workshops are designed to cater for different age groups and learning styles and all materials for each workshop are supplied.

Keep an eye on What's On for the full list of workshops and activities, and to book tickets.

Summer holiday program

Every summer holiday, State Library comes alive with activities and workshops that engage and inspire young minds and provide creative learning experiences for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information and to book, visit What's On.

Summer Reading Club

An annual summer program delivered online and in many Australian libraries to encourage a love of recreational reading and ongoing multi-literacy skills development among children, young people and their families. The Summer Reading Club is also a great resource for educators. Visit the program site for more information and how the resource can support your delivery of the Australian English curriculum.

Young Writers Award

The Young Writers Award (YWA) is an annual short story competition for Queensland residents aged 15 to 25. The YWA has a 20 year history of encouraging young Queensland writers.

Visit the  Young Writers Award pages for details, terms and conditions and to read past winning stories.

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