Children and families

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

The Corner

Welcome to The Corner — a creative space especially for children under 8 and their families!

The Corner from home

Discover activities inspired by The Corner at State Library to support you as your child’s first and most important teacher.

First 5 Forever

A statewide program providing strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years.

Stories for Little Queenslanders

Spark your child's love of reading with our new series of picture books. Exclusive to First 5 Forever.

Summer Reading Club

A fun, free program to encourage children to keep reading through the summer.

Events

Baby play in The Corner

Mon & Fri · 10–10:45am
A special First 5 Forever session for babies 0-12months.  These sessions focus on baby-paced play, rhyme and shared story in a way that supports you as your baby’s most important educator – with plenty of opportunity to learn and grow together.  Baby Play takes place every Monday and Friday at 10am. No bookings required. First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government and State Library of Queensland. It is delivered in The Corner and at public libraries across Queensland.

Rhyme time in The Corner

Tue, Thu & Sat · 10–10:45am
Songs and rhymes for babes in arms to children ready to dance.   This First 5 Forever session is a special time for you and your little one where you can share rhymes, songs and stories in a creative and relaxed environment.   Rhyme Time takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10am. No bookings required. First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government and State Library of Queensland. It is delivered in The Corner and at public libraries across Queensland. 

Story time in The Corner

Wed & Sun · 10–10:45am
A fun selection of stories for everyone!   Join us for our First 5 Forever Story Time sessions for children aged 0-5 and explore stories through specially selected picture books and oral storytelling.  Story Time is held at 10am every Wednesday and Sunday. No bookings required. First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government and State Library of Queensland supporting Queensland families to make the most of the first 5 years. It is delivered in The Corner and at public libraries across Queensland.