Children and families

Here you'll find resources to activate State Library's programs and resources for children and families in your homes and spaces. Discover themed book-lists and art-making resources connected with The Corner programming and tools and suggestions for supporting early literacy through the First 5 Forever program. eResources make accessing library content and exhibitions easy from home and during the summer holidays you'll find information about State Library's holiday programs and The Summer Reading Club to encourage children to keep reading through the summer.

First 5 Forever

First 5 Forever is a family literacy initiative delivered by public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to support strong early literacy foundations. It is free for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years. Discover resources and support through the First 5 Forever website to help you build the best foundation for your child's language and literacy development. 

Big Voices: Children's Art Matters

Children's art is powerful. Through art, children give voice to their knowledge and experience of their world. To have your voice heard is a human right. But, to make art, to tell your own story and to share this with others takes courage. Drawings from the Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive Big Voices celebrates this courage and creativity of children sharing their stories through art.


Work by Dolita Delta, aged 6, from Hope Vale. Created as part of the project 'Children's Picture Diaries - Hope Vale'. HV25.

Queensland Quest

Jump aboard the Magpie Flyer to participate in the Queensland Quest. This interactive experience will have you collecting clues and solving problems as you explore the history and culture of our great sunny state. Recommended for ages 8+

eResources for families

Access video content and digital books for children of all ages to a compatible portable device with your State Library of Queensland membership.

Find out more information from the links below:

Stories for Little Queenslanders

Spark your child's love of reading with our new series of picture books. Exclusive to First 5 Forever. Grab a copy from your local library, download online or listen to the audiobooks.  

Kanopy Kids

A range of film and television series, language learning, animated storybooks and anime favourites for pre-schoolers and up. 

For more eResources for children, check your local public library or check if your library is a member of the Rural Libraries Queensland service for more online options.

Additional eResources for families can also be accessed from the State Library of Queensland.