- Children and families
Children and families
Discover our programs, resources and spaces for children and families.
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.
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.
Play time in The Corner
Every day · 11am–12:45pm
Open-ended play sessions for children of all ages. From dress-ups and puppets, cool construction kits and sensory toys, each of our play kits has been specially selected to inspire children (and babies!) of all ages to explore their senses, come up with games and get creative. Step away from your regular routine and the distractions of home into a space just for you and your family or invite your friends for a special play date! Play time takes place daily from 11am–12:45pm. No bookings required.