Children and families

Here you'll find resources to activate State Library's programs for children and families in your homes and spaces. Discover themed book-lists and art-making resources connected with The Corner programming; tools and suggestions for supporting early literacy through the First 5 Forever program; The Summer Reading Club program to support a love of recreational reading through the summer;  Showcases of creative content made by children and young people during our holiday festivals.

The Corner

The Corner is our interactive environment carefully prepared for children from birth through to eight years. Discover themed book-lists and art-making resources to support the serious business of play in your homes and spaces.

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. 

Children's Voices

Children’s Voices is an exhibition of drawings, paintings and linocuts made by children of the Brisbane region in 1997 for the First Australasian Conference on the Rights of the Child, held in Brisbane at the Queensland University of Technology, now held at State Library of Queesnland.  Discover more about the Rights of Children and the Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive.

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:

Child with tablet

Engage digitally with Graeme Base’s ‘Animalia’ and ‘The ABC of Flying’ by reading stories and having fun with interactive activities. Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library of Queensland members have unlimited free access.

Children using iPad at the State Library of Queenslands Summer Festival event Photo by Josef Ruckli

An extensive 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.