Children and families

Discover our programs and spaces for children and families, find out about First 5 Forever and explore eResources that make accessing library content and exhibitions easy from home. During the summer holidays you'll find information about State Library's holiday programs, exhibitions and events and The Summer Reading Club.

The Great and Grand Rumpus

Step into a wild world of wonder, wackiness and whimsy in this exciting exhibition the whole family can enjoyExplore large cardboard sculptures scaling more than 4.5 meters high and watch as they are brought to life by interactive digital projections.

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is a fun, free program to encourage children to keep reading through the summer! There are 20 challenges to complete which are suitable for all ages. Join The Club online or at your local public library to share book reviews and artwork, comment on other Club Member posts and earn digital rewards.


Discover The Corner

Welcome to The Corner - a creative space especially for children under 8 and their families, available both onsite and online! We offer a daily program of bookable sessions full of stories, songs and awesome resources to inspire play so come and join the fun! You can also drop into The Parlour anytime between 10am and 3pm every day to explore our browsing collection of books perfect for families – no bookings required. For those playing at home or connecting from across QLD, check out The Corner at Home for an inspiring range of creative activities.

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.

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 link 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.  

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.