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Children and families

Discover our programs, resources and spaces for children and families.


The Corner, State Library of Queensland
What's on
Discover our dynamic spaces and programs designed especially for children and families.
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Visitors pushing prams through the Knowledge Walk at State Library.
Getting Here
Everything you need to know about how to get here, facilities and accessibility.
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Children using iPad at the State Library of Queensland's Summer Festival event. Photo by Josef Ruckli.
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Children's workshop, State Library of Queensland, Joe Ruckli 2023


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Programs across Queensland

State Library is committed to putting children first by working with diverse partners across the state to contribute to thriving, child friendly communities. Libraries are a place of connection and learning and provide rich opportunities for children, young people, their families, carers, and educators to explore, imagine, and understand the world around them.   

Ash Barty, First 5 Forever, State Library Queensland. Joe Ruckli, 2024
First 5 Forever
Discover free, fun, playful experiences happening in your local community through the first 5 years.
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Teacher with high school students in kuril dhagun, the State Library First Nations space. There are the Australian and Aboriginal flags in the foreground.
Teachers and Students
Learn with us at State Library, both onsite and online, with exciting opportunities for teachers, students and learners of all ages.
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Children and families strategy document cover
Children and Families Strategy 2024–28
The State Library is committed to Queensland children and families in promoting children’s wellbeing and championing childhood.
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Children’s voices

State library collects and preserves Queensland’s cultural memory and is committed to intentionally collecting, listening to and sharing children’s voices. We do this through a program of collection building and preservation, incorporating children's voices in our programs and exhibitions.   

Big Voices, State Library of Queensland
Big Voices
Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive, Big Voices celebrates the courage and creativity of children sharing stories through art.
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Great and Grand Rumpus, Joe Ruckli 2022
The Great & Grand Rumpus
Explore a sculptural, digital, and immersive installation. Its origins lie in the limitless imaginations of children.
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Big Voices, State Library of Queensland
Children's Art Archive
State Library is home to the most significant collection of children’s art in Australia recognised by UNESCO.
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